The anglicised name for Lazio, a region of central western Italy, more extensive than ancient Latium, which includes Rome, Viterbo, Rieti, Frosinone and Latina. Land has been reclaimed in the Campagna di Roma and the Pontine marshes. Cereals and olives are cultivated. White wines are produced using predominantly Trebbiano grapes, the higher quality wines sometimes being flavored with Malvasia. Very few red wines are produced in Lazio.



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