Fifty kilometres north-east of Rome, following the eastern bank of the Tiber River and the Sabine Hills, lies the territory of Sabina. Its landscape of gentle hills where agriculture is in perfect harmony with the surrounding nature, is scattered with Roman villas, medieval castles, churches and abbeys.
Untouched by mass tourism, undisturbed by the historical events of recent centuries, this territory is still authentic and unspoilt.
The ancient traditions of Sabina, entwined with religion and agriculture, can still be experienced during the many local fairs which are held frequently throughout the seasons. From early spring, to late autumn, medieval villages are filled with a festive atmosphere, culminating with beautiful fireworks. You can't miss these events if you want to taste the local gastronomic specialities. These are country style dishes, made with the area’s first class agricultural products. Extra virgin olive oil from Sabina, with its DOP recognition, is the absolute ingredient in this cuisine; the olive tree has been a constant element of the Sabine landscape since the times of ancient Rome.
Riding schools, public swimming pools immersed in the green countryside, golf courses, natural bolted cliffs for free climbing, along with Mount Terminillo ski resorts and several naturalistic itineraries, are some of the possibilities for sports lovers in an uncontaminated natural environment.
The Reatine Valley, with its Franciscan sanctuaries, Farfa Abbey, for centuries a witness to the power of the Roman Church, the Romanesque churches of Vescovio and Santa Vittoria, the archaeological sites and ancient Roman town of Trebula Mutuesca and Forum Novum as well as, the national parks, and the capital city Rieti are among the many attractions in Sabina. From here, along pleasant country roads, you can easily reach the lakes of Bracciano and Bolsena, and within one hour's drive, some of the most important artistic sights of central Italy, such as Spoleto, Orvieto and Assisi.