Latina was founded by the will of the Fascist regime, which wanted to erect the town as a symbol of the passage from the ancient conception of an agricultural village to that of a city.
The architectures from this period, in Italy are always very interesting and a lot of people like them a lot because of the nice materials that were used.
The city itself is pretty nice and you can visit it in a day or two but the surrounding area is even better because of the amazing cities that you can visit and discover.
The province of Latina is famous for having fantastic islands like the Pontine Islands, lakes and a national park, the Circeo National Park, Roman, and prehistoric remains.
If you are ready to discover all the best things to do and what to eat in the province of Latina read on this guide and article.
Latina What To Do
I would like to start our tour of Latina from Piazza del Quadrato which is certainly a square in fascist style.
This can be understood from the statues, representing agricultural themes, the fountain in the center of the square that represents the marsh.
The fascist style is very easy to guess and a lot of important sculptures and buildings made with this style are now considered to be the heritage of Italian history.
Piazzale Dei Bonificatori e Palazzo Delle Poste was designed by the futurist architect Angiolo Mazzoni, and it is a must-see if you are in town.
Piazza del Popolo is one of the main squares of the city of Latina and here is where most of the people meet up and also, the square is looking nice.
The square is home to some of the most interesting architectural constructions in the area, including Il Palazzo del Municipio, an example of rationalist architecture.
Cattedrale di San Marco is a nice church and a curiosity about this church is that in the bell tower of the cathedral there is a copy of the Madonnina del Duomo in Milan.
Palazzo M where M stands for Benito Mussolini it was the house of the Fascio, you can also check out Predappio if you need more of these architectures.
The Circeo National Park is one of the smallest parks in Italy, but in its small territory, but there are archaeological and landscape treasures to discover.
Some other monuments and museum worth a visit are:
Piazza della Libertà,
Lago di Fogliano,
Museo di Piana delle Orme,
Litorale di Latina,
Corso della Repubblica,
Giardino di Ninfa,
Lago di Paola,
Food In Latina
There are so many dishes in the region in Lazio that you will never run out of food, and one of these dishes is called Tiella di Gaeta.
This dish can be found in the city of Gaeta and all over the province of Latina, but lately, there are people that make it even in other regions.
This is basically a mix between a pizza and a cake where the inside of the pizza is filled with vegetables and many amazing things. It is usually cut in slices and the shape is rounded most of the time so that you can cut it like a cake.
The Tortino Di Alici is another great dish, it is made with anchovies and a lot of people eat it for lunch mostly as a main or second dish alone.
The Bazzoffia or also called Zuppa Dell’Amore is a typical of the area of Sezze and Priverno. A poor dish that combines stale bread soaked with various vegetables such as artichokes, broad beans, peas, along with chard, lettuce and fresh onion. “