Once the beating heart of the Roman Empire, this region is filled with the relics of antiquity. From the Colosseum in Rome to the mosaics of Ostia, each tells a story.
Let us transport you to Rome
Ornate structures stand tall at every corner of the ancient Italian capital, against the peal of the bells of St. Peter’s Cathedral. The tale of the Eternal City is rooted in its history, from the Roman Colosseum to Michelangelo’s fresco adorning the ceiling of Sistine Chapel. The food culture of Rome also has historic roots, it can be traced back along the tangible timeline laid out in the city’s architecture.
A savoury pork roast, often stuffed and redolent of fresh herbs, porchetta is a masterpiece of Central Italy's cuisine.
After Parmigiano Reggiano, Pecorino Romano is perhaps Italy's second most famous formaggio, hailing from Rome.
Perhaps the world's best-loved pasta sauce, carbonara, made with eggs and, traditionally, guanciale, hails from Rome.
Carciofi alla Giudia
Though Rome's Jewish population has declined over the years, carciofi alla giudia (Jewish-style artichokes) live on in the capital.
Cacio e Pepe
Cacio e pepe, or 'cheese and pepper', is another of Rome's staple pasta sauces, simple yet extravagant.
Romanesco, almost so beautiful they might be from a fairytale, are also known as 'Roman cauliflower', and hail from Lazio.
Rome's great Colosseum towers over the Italian capital, an unmistakable symbol of civilisation through the millennia.
The Vatican City is a country in its own right. The state was created through Mussolini & the Pope's Lateran Treaty of 1929.
The Castelli Romani are a verdant retreat, some 20 kilometres south of Rome. For millenia, Romans have visited for a weekend escape.
St Peter's Basilica
Perhaps the most famous church in the world, St Peter's Basilica can be found in the Vatican City.
Rome's Trevi Fountain, built in 1762 by Nicola Salvi, is a feat of the Baroque tradition.
The Spanish Steps
135 steps in Piazza di Spagna leading up to the magnificent Trinità dei Monti church.
Some €700,000 of coins are cast into Rome's Trevi Fountain each year by those making wishes.
Perhaps Rome's biggest celebrity, the Pope inhabits the Vatican City microstate within Rome.
Endlessly beautiful, defying its thousands of years of history, Rome is poetically nicknamed the ''Eternal City''.
La Dolce Vita
A masterpiece of Italian cinema, Federico Fellini's ''La Dolce Vita'', was filmed in Rome.
Treat yourself to one of our Rome-inspired dishes
Treat yourself to an authentic taste of Lazio with our limited edition dishes inspired by the cuisine of Rome. Alternatively, take a look at our weekly menu to see what delicious recipes you can have delivered to your doorstep this week.
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Enamoured by the gently sloping hills and the beautiful expanse of the Tyrrhenian Sea? Why not satisfy your longing for Lazio with our Pasta alla Carbonara recipe, inspired by the most famous dish this region has to offer. Journey with us along ancient roads and let us bring this special place to life.
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