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This presentation is done by Darline Ann Salazar as one of her projects on ITALIAN REGIONS in her Italian 11 class (AY 2013-2014) at the University of the Philippines under Prof. Emanuela Adesini.

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  • The Latin word for Lazio is Latium, and you’ll sometimes see that used as the English word for the region, too.The smallest city-state in the world, the Vatican, is entirely within the borders of Lazio (because it’s entirely within the borders of Rome).
  • The capital of Lazio is also the capital of the country – Rome.There are four UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Lazio, one of them being the entire historic center of Rome (including the Vatican). The other three are the Etruscan necropolises of Tarquinia and Cerveteri, the Villa Adriana at Tivoli, and the Villa d’Este at Tivoli.People from Lazio are called laziali (plural). The singular version is laziale.
  • Festa di Primavera: The Spring Festival incorporates a host of events in Rome during the end of March and the beginning of April. Free guided tours of churches, monuments and places of historical interest are organised. There is also a series of concerts at the Spanish steps.
  • Natale di Roma: The Birth of Rome celebration, held on 21 April each year, marks the founding of Rome in 753 BC by Romolo. Each year the event is marked by a series of ceremonies, beauty contests, la Dea di Roma, Roman feasts, traditional dancing, gladiator battles, as well as parades around the Coliseum and Forum.
  • Sabaudia - Pasqua degli Sportivi: A Sportsman's Easter is an annual event taking place in the G.N Fiamme Gialle auditorium. It is a celebration of sportsmen and women who have stood out during the year and is attended by many athletes and coaches from the Province of Latina, as well as the Mayor of Sabaudia. The event concludes with a Mass, in honour of all sportsmen and women, at the S.S Annunziata church in Sabaudia, and an Easter blessing.
  • Terracina Festa Marinara/ Festa della Madonna del Carmine: The Festival of the Sea takes place in July and occupies an important place in Terracina's folklore, linked to the town's long fishing history. A statue of the Virgin Mary "Madonna" is placed in a fishing boat, and accompanied out to sea by other boats, decked out with shells, flowers and lights. The procession sails from Terracina port to Circeo. On their return, fireworks are set off from the boats. There is also a fish and seafood festival, with exhibitions of folklore and fried fish stands.
  • Festa del Sole: The Sun Festival began in 1969 and has today grown into one of the best-loved festivals in the area. The week-long event includes painting and photography exhibitions, shows and a literary prize all in honour of Rieti creativity and folklore. The festival is principally a celebration of the people of Rieti and their river, Il Velino, which is the stage of numerous events during the festival, including a death-defying race up stream against the current.
  • Sagra degli Antichi Sapori: The Festival of ancient flavours takes place in Villa Santo Stefano town, Frosinone province, in celebration of the Feast day of Madonna dello Spirito Santo. This festival showcases local traditional dishes and produce: minestra di pane e fagioli (bread and bean soup), local "red" bread and locally produced olives. There is also music and dancing in the main square.
  • Festa della S.S. Croce, PastenaThis event is held on the feast day of Sant' Elena. One month prior to the festivities, a calf is blessed and then set free, before being sacrificed for the event and shared out amongst festival organisers. There is a Mass followed by a procession with a statue of the Holy cross, thought to protect the town. The town Mayor is present, as well as other important local figures. The procession is accompanied by ceremonial gunfire.
  • I Misteri di Santa Cristina, Bolsena: This festival in July is a reconstruction of the martyrdom of Saint Cristina, the patron Saint of Bolsena, who converted to Christianity in the 14th Century during the reign of Diocleziano. There are displays all over the town, showing the different stages of the Saint's martyrdom in one of the most impressive and spectacular cultural events of the year.
  • Processione di Santa Rosa, Viterbo: This event, celebrated annually on 3 September, is a celebration of the town's patron Saint, Saint Rose. There is a candlelit, five stage procession with 100 Facchini- senior members of the local parish - dressed in white robes and red sashes, carrying a 28m tall statue of Saint Rose through the town. The procession is in memory of the original transportation of the Saint's body in 1258. The procession travels for one kilometre and ends at the Santuario di Santa Rosa.
  • Popular in origin, the dish allowed Gaeta’s peasants and fisherman to enjoy a complete meal that also kept for a few days. It consists of a circular rustic pizza; beyond Gaeta’s famous olives, its filling may contain fish (such as anchovies and/or pilchards, octopus and squid) and vegetables; ricotta or other cheeses (marzolina, for example) and vegetables; or tomato and onion.
  • To prepare this simple sauce, according to the traditional recipe, fry one or two cloves of garlic and a piece of red pepper in a lot of olive oil. As soon as the garlic turns light brown, add tomatoes, fresh, canned or bottled. Add salt and cook for about ten minutes.
  • The recipe involves the preparation by hand of pasta dough made using flour and eggs with no water added. This is then kneaded, rolled out into sheets and cut. This is served with a sauce made of tomatoes, lard, bacon, finely chopped not minced beef and local olive oil. This is then topped with cheese. A journey through the streets of Scandriglia provides satisfaction both for the eyes and the taste buds of visitors thanks to its historic centre which boasts a traditional medieval layout.
  • This rounded variety is one of the best known in Italy, and thanks to its organic characteristics. it is widely used in making sweets including chocolates, the torrone and tozzetti. These are trapezoidal or rhombus-shaped dry biscuits based on hazelnuts grown in the Cimini Mountains and widespread in the Viterbo area.
  • There are lots of varieties. The dish in Viterbo is very special, and differs from the Acquacotta in nearby Tuscany in its ingredients and preparation. Water, chicory, potatoes, tomatoes, garlic, onion, wild mint and, before serving, a dash of extra-virgin olive oil.
  • After being cooked, the product is naturally cooled in a location with ceiling fans to dissipate the cooking smoke and vapours.
  • (Meaning) You can never go wrong if you listen to your heart.
  • (Meaning) Those who exercise self-control when they're young, live to a ripe old age.
  • The Forum Romanum is located between the Capitol and Palatine; in Roman times the Forum was composed out of public buildings, offices, religious buildings, market halls and monuments.
  • Castel Sant'Angelo (or Mole Adriana or "Castellum Crescentii" in the X-XII sec.) is a Roman monument, radically changed many times in medieval and renaissance times on the right bank of the Tiber, opposite to the Pons Aelius.
  • St. Peter's Basilica is one of the largest churches in the world and is located in Vatican City in the heart of Rome. The basilica was built as a church over the supposed grave of the apostle Simon Peter, who is also the patron saint of the church.
  • The State of Vatican City is the smallest recognized country in the world. It is an enclave within the city of Rome, has an area of 0.44 sq. km and 932 inhabitants. The Vatican is an absolute monarchy, whose head of state is the Pope.
  • The Colosseum, originally known as Amphitheatrum, is the most famous Roman amphitheater. Capable of holding up to 50,000 spectators, is the largest and most important Roman amphitheater and most impressive monument of Antique Rome.
  • The Mouth of Truth is an ancient mask in marble pavonazzetto, immured in the wall of the porch of the church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin of Rome from 1632.
  • The Pantheon ("Temple of all the gods") is a building of ancient Rome, built as a temple dedicated to the gods of all religions. The Romans call it a friendly Rotonna ("la Rotonda"), named after the square.
  • The Campo de' Fiori is a square in Rome's center. The name comes from a large field of flowers in the middle of the city, before becoming a market place. Nowadays on weekdays it is one of the most popular food and flower markets in Rome.
  • The Piazza Navona is one of the characteristic places of Rome. Its elliptical shape is due to the stadium for athletic competitions built by Julius Caesar. Today, the Piazza Navona is popular as a venue for trade fairs, markets and festivals.
  • The palace was built in '900 on the rock of which was the portal that according to tradition was designed by Michelangelo. Inside you'll find some pieces of furniture from the royal palace in Caserta.
  • Of ancient origins but rebuilt several times, the only remain of the medieval church is the bell tower. The last restructuring dates back to the postwar period, in the interior there are also contemporary art works.
  • The building is what remains of the city hospital. Made in Art Nouveau style, it is the oldest building of Latina, dating back, in fact, to 1928.
  • Designed by Oriolo Frezzotti it consists of a series of tanks decorated with a sheaf of wheat, symbol of the victory of man over the swamp. The tank was donated by the city of Asti.
  • Remains of the Roman bridge over the river Velino through the city.
  • A tombstone located in Piazza San Rufo indicates the center of Italy.
  • Opened on 1 March 2003 in Piazza Cavour. The work created has the merger of 2,200,000 lire coins of 200 on a design by Daniela Fusco.
  • Beautiful medieval square with the Cathedral, the Loggia dei Papi and the Palazzo dei Papi.Palazzo dei Papi: After Rome, the most important papal residence . The beautiful building of the '300 hosted the popes during inventories in Viterbo.Loggia dei Papi: From the '500 lodge there is a beautiful view over town. The structure was built near the Palace in '500 and consists of seven arches.
  • It was built over a temple dedicated to Hercules in '200. In the Romanesque style it houses inside beautiful works of artists from '500 to '800, to note also the floor with the remains of the original.
  • Viterbo was a city full of fountains. This was the largest and was built in '300.
  • Lazio

    1. 1. Lazio Salazar, Darline Ann | January 10, 2013
    2. 2. FAST FACTSPOSITION: Western-Central Italy LAND AREA: 17,236 km2 POPULATION: 5.7 million
    3. 3. FAST FACTSBORDERS:N: Tuscany, Umbria, MarcheE: Abruzzo, MoliseS: Campania W:Tyrrhenian Sea
    5. 5. TRADITIONS Festivals in ROME
    6. 6. Festa di Primavera
    7. 7. Natale di Roma
    8. 8. TRADITIONS Festivals in LATINA
    9. 9. Pasqua degli Sportivi
    10. 10. Terracina Festa Marinara
    11. 11. Festivals in RietiTRADITIONS Festival in RIETI
    12. 12. Festa Del Sole
    13. 13. TRADITIONS Festivals in FROSINONE
    14. 14. Sagra degli Antichi Sapori
    15. 15. Festa della S.S. Croce
    16. 16. TRADITIONS Festivals in VITERBO
    17. 17. I Misteri di Santa Cristina
    18. 18. Processione di Santa Rosa
    20. 20. Gaius Julius Caesar (July 12, 100 BC - March 15, 44 BC) was a Roman military and political leader. He played an important part in the transformation of the Roman Republic into the Roman Empire. Julius Caesar
    21. 21. Emperor Augustus of Rome was born with the name Gaius Octavius on September 23, 63 B.C. He took the name Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus (Octavian) in 44 B.C. after the murder of his great uncle, Julius Caesar. In his will Caesar hadadopted Octavian and made him his heir. Augustus
    22. 22. Publius Vergilius Maro was born in 70 BC in Mantua, a city of the Roman Empire. He died in 19 BCin Rome. He was the writer of the epic poem, The Aeneid. Virgilio
    23. 23. Born Raffaelo Santi or Sanzio, 1483-1520 Raphael was an outstanding master of Italian HighRenaissance art. Working chiefly as a painter and occasionally as an architect, he synthesized classicism, idealization, and naturalism to create a consummate Renaissance style. Raphael Sanzio
    24. 24. Francesco Totti, born in Rome, lives in Rome and plays for Roma all of his life. A.S.Romas captain since 1997, Francesco Totti is considered the clubs symbol. His position is a striker or an attacking midfielder. 
Totti is the number-one goalscorer and is considered to be Romas greatest player of all time.Francesco Totti
    25. 25. FOOD/CUISINE
    26. 26. Gaeta’s tiella Tiella is a typical seaside speciality from Gaeta; its nameprobably derives from the baking pan (teglia) in which it is prepared.
    27. 27. Aglione di OrvinioAglione provides a taste of the typical sauce of Orvinio used on all the tasty dishes of this enchanting town.
    28. 28. Sagne scandrigliesi An age-old dish which is prepared in Scandriglia following atraditional recipe which exalts the forgotten flavours of rustic cooking.
    29. 29. Tozzetti biscuits from ViterboThe tozzetti biscuits from Viterbo are prepared with the hazel nuts of the "Tonda gentile romana" (soft Roman rounded)variety grown in the Province of Viterbo, with top place in the hazelnut sector.
    30. 30. Acquacotta from ViterboAcquacotta is a typical dish of the Viterbo area. This simple dish originated as the meal of the “buttero”, as the cattle herders are called.
    31. 31. Porchetta – a gourmet tradition Before starting the cooking process, the pig, deboned and seasoned with salt, pepper, garlic, and wild fennel, is tied around a steel rod and placed in an electric oven. The temperature reaches 300°C, and the porchetta cooks in about three hours.
    32. 32. EXPRESSIONS
    33. 33. Folk Saying on Love • in Italian: (Dialect) Er core nun se sbaja. • in English: (Literally) The heart never goes wrong.
    34. 34. Folk Saying on Aging • in Italian: (Dialect) Chi da giovane se goerna, ecchju more. • in English: (Literally) Who controls himself when he is young, dies late in life.
    35. 35. Folk Saying on Money • in Italian: (Dialect) Li quattrini so; come la rena, na soffiata e voleno. • in English: Money is like sand -- a gust of wind blows it all away.
    37. 37. Forum Romanum
    38. 38. Castel SantAngelo
    39. 39. St. Peters Basilica
    40. 40. The State of Vatican City
    41. 41. Colosseum
    42. 42. Mouth of Truth
    43. 43. Pantheon
    44. 44. Campo de Fiori
    45. 45. Piazza Navona
    47. 47. Palazzo della Prefettura
    48. 48. Church of S. Maria Assunta
    50. 50. Casa dei Cursori
    51. 51. Monumental Fountain
    53. 53. Ponte romano
    54. 54. Center of Italy
    55. 55. Monument to the Lira
    57. 57. Piazza San Lorenzo
    58. 58. Cathedral of San Lorenzo
    59. 59. Fontana Grande
    60. 60. Grazie mille! :D