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Latina Province
Carole Roach's Italy

A province of the Lazio: 2,251 km2. 2017 population: 574,000.

[image ALT: A procession of four surpliced priests thru a small piazza, preceded by a tuba player and followed by a statue of the Virgin, with a church in the background and a seller of trinkets on the right.]

Latina is the southernmost of the 5 provinces in the autonomous region of Lazio, stretching along the Mediterranean coast away from Rome, almost down to Naples. Historically it was formed to a great extent by the Via Appia; we are starting to move toward southern Italy, with Greek, Byzantine, and Norman influences becoming apparent.

Other than a pleasant day at the beach in Lido di Lavinio, I've never set foot in the province, but this site will be worth looking at just the same, thanks to my friend Carole Roach who knows the area well, took hundreds of often splendid photos, collected a great deal of information on the spot, and shared it all with me so that I in turn could share it with you. As of writing (November 2017) the site is nowhere near complete; it's barely started, but I'll be developing it over the next few months. For now:


[image ALT: A view of S. Francesco and the Velino River, in Latina (Lazio, central Italy).]

Formia, on the Via Appia.

[ 1 page, 1 photo ]


[image ALT: The upper part of a stone belfry pierced with two arches. It is a scene typical of Gaeta (Lazio, central Italy).]

Gaeta, home to the Mausoleum of Lucius Munatius Plancus, one of the leading military figures under Augustus; as well as other Roman monuments, attractive churches, and more.

[ 2 pages, 8 photos ]


[image ALT: The upper part of a stone belfry pierced with two arches. It is a scene typical of Minturno (Lazio, central Italy).]

Minturno is represented by an article from the 1911 Encyclopaedia Britannica, with a couple of additional notes and some of Carole's photos.

[11/23/17: 1 page, 3 photos ]


[image ALT: The upper part of a stone belfry pierced with two arches. It is a scene typical of Sperlonga (Lazio, central Italy).]

Sperlonga

[ 6/5/02: 1 page, 1 photo ]


[image ALT: The upper part of a stone belfry pierced with two arches. It is a scene typical of Terracina (Lazio, central Italy).]

Terracina

[ 9/4/17: 2 pages, 1 photo ]

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[ 3 pages ]

Finally, I thought it might prove useful to include onsite these small articles from the 1911 Encyclopaedia Britannica (annotated, of course):

Cori Norba Setia (mod. Sezze)

The extent of my acquaintance with Latina province is an (almost camera-less) day at the beach, and crossing its northern fringes on a couple of trains. The raw material for this site is thus the travels of an Australian pen-pal, Carole Roach, who lived there for several months and took well over a thousand photos of several towns in the province. For the others, you will find yourself using mostly offsite resources.


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SIte updated: 23 Nov 17