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Latina Province
Carole Roach's Italy

A province of the Lazio: 2,251 square kilometers. 2003 population: 497,000.

[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.


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

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Formia, on the Via Appia.


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

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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.


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

 

Minturno


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

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Sperlonga


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

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Terracina

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: 21 Dec 12