Between Tuscany and Rome, between the river Tiber and the Mediterranean, lies a part of Italy known as Northern Lazio. The authors provide a guide to this region - its people, history, food, tradition and folklore. Originally the land of the Etruscans, some of their vast engineering works can still be seen. The region includes the Campagna of ancient Rome and St Peter's Patrimony - the first of the lands that brought worldly power to the Papacy. There are also a great many churches, castles, villas, paintings, sculptures and gardens.