ome of the most interesting excursions on the Sabine hills start from Casaprota, a rural village situated in the hearth of the Farfa Abbey
area, between Via Salaria (the salt road), the valley of the Farfa river and the Sabini mountains.T
he first traces of Casaprota (domus provida) date back to the Roman period. In the Middles Ages, the village, which is built around a castle, was acquired by the Abbey of Farfa.I
ts social and economic life is profoundly shaped by a single element: olive oil. Casaprota prizes itself on producing Sabina's finest olive oil. Sabina is one of the few Italian regions that is actually designated as DOC and DOP for olive oil
imited to the season - generally late October through mid December - local olive growers will be pleased to arrange for you, free of charge, a visit to the mill where virgin oil is squeezed from the olives ripe blackened shells. While at the mill, you will taste "Bruschetta", grilled bread dressed with extra virgin olive oil and garlic.V
isit the historical centre, up to the village, and its hamlet Collelungo: strolling inside the walls, in its medieval narrow streets, talking to the old people that gather everyday on the same bench, in the sun.T
aste the local quiet life and enjoy the time stopping.