Tourists visiting Latina are often amazed upon discovering that this modern city was once a marshland. Though sitting on the west coast of Italy, it is often said that the city of Latina is more American than European, with its wide highways, massive shopping centers, and ultramodern Latina hotels.
However, the architecture of many buildings and hotels in Latina, along with the presence of many smaller neighborhoods and quintessential Italian cuisine make its Mediterranean location undeniable. Many buildings reflect an art deco influence that have transformed traditionally Roman shapes into simplified designs commonly characterized by huge, stone-fronted edifices, giving the city a very unique character.
As a relatively new city, Latina does not feature the ancient ruins and storied structures of many of its neighboring cities, but the culture itself is like that of any Italian holiday. From their Latina hotel, visitors can easily take casual strolls through its many parks, markets, and cafes by day and then enjoy its vibrant nightlife once the sun sets.
Outdoor enthusiasts can drive to the nearby Pontine Islands where they can hire a boat and cruise around Ponza or explore the archaeological finds of Ventotene and Palmarola. Also, Latina cheap hotels offer close access to Rome, which is less than an hour's drive away.