Informations for your holidays in Lazio
Lazio is the third most populated region of Italy, and has the second largest economy of the nation. Its capital is Rome, capital and largest city of Italy.
Approximately 73% of the working population are employed in the services sector; this is a considerable proportion, but is justified by the presence of Rome, which is the core of public administration, banking, tourism, insurance and other sectors. Many national and multinational corporations, public and private, have their headquarters in Rome (ENI, Enel, Finmeccanica, Alitalia,RAI).
The region is mainly flat and hilly, with small mountainous areas in the most eastern and southern districts. The coast of Lazio is mainly composed of sandy beaches, punctuated by the headlands of Circeo (541 m) and Gaeta (171 m).
The incredible variety of nature and urban settings that is one of Lazio’s hallmarks has always been the subject of interest for many Italian and foreign film directors whose used Rome as their base from which to choose the sets for their films.
The backdrop for many masterpieces of Italian cinema consisted not only in Lazio’s seaside landscapes, lakes, mountains or countryside, but also its medieval, renaissance and baroque towns through to its rationalist architecture.
From Pasolini to De Sica, Marcello Mastroianni to Ettore Scola, Sofia Loren to Vittorio Gassman, the number of leading artists who chose Lazio for their masterpieces is countless. The region’s beauty also prompted many foreign directors to choose Lazio as the ideal setting for their works.
How can we fail to recall John Huston’s epic The Bible: In the Beginning and Blake Edward’s The Pink Panther. And even more recently Ron Howard’s Angels and Demons and Steven Sondbergh’s Ocean’s Twelve. In short, Lazio has always represented an honest to goodness open-air film set.