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Fun and learning in Lazio
If you want a family holiday that is both relaxing and educational, head to the Agro Pontino, in the Lazio region just south of Rome. It is impressively framed by the promontory of Monte Circeo to the south, and the Lepini Hills to the east. The beach, which extends along the whole coastline, is sandy, safe and suitable for small children.
The provincial capital, Latina, was built in the rationalist architectural style of the time. The nearby museum of La Piana delle Orme is not to be missed. What child would not be excited at the chance to start up the engines of a Sixties Italian air force reconnaissance plane by putting a euro in a slot?
Further north, the area around Tarquinia has some breathtaking Etruscan tombs. Sampling the tasty cuisine of Lazio at the impressive Agriturismo Podere Giulio would be the perfect end to a wonderful break.
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