Sabine Hills

Sabine Hills, Rieti: Address, Phone Number, Sabine Hills Reviews: 4.5/5

Sabine Hills
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Orlando C
39 contributions
Olive Oil from La Sabina
May 2015 • Family
If you drive down Via Salaria from Rome, it will take you straight down to Rieti, through the hills Della Sabina. It's short of a leisurely 2 hour drive where you can stop anywhere along the road to buy local olive oil that you won't likely find in grocery stores.
Written 21 September 2015
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Diane H
Paihia, New Zealand11 contributions
Fara Sabina and Farfa two lovely villages in the Sabine hills.
Jul 2015 • Couples
Fara Sabina is stated as the highest road point in the Sabine Hills. Fabulous views over two different valleys and a picturesque place. Road narrow and windey but worth it. Then down to Farfa. Beautiful . We arrived when a childrens event was in full flight and also a wedding at the abbey. Lots of activity and laughter. Lovely meal at the Trattoria with great service. High point - it was not crowded with people giving us the chance to really enjoy the places. At Farfa go through the village and park in the parking area up the hill a little way on the left. Also some quint shops selling gifts and art works.
Written 13 July 2015
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Judith V
Oslo, Norway17 contributions
Sabine district, undiscovered beauty, few tourists, enchanting small cities, peaceful
Jul 2015 • Couples
This area in central Italy has not recieved much tourist attention. Beautiful small towns, wonderful food, small surprises everywhere. Olive oil from this district is supposed to be the best in Italy. It is a small hour from Rome, people commute from the area to Rome. Check out the palace in St Pietro, palazzo Banaccorsa, a simple place with great stories of the families who lives there. The restaurant in the cellar has a spectacular valley view and delicious food. The village tucked into the palace walls is old, no cars allowed and filled with life. You order a tour of the palace through the sabine on webpage.
Written 6 July 2015
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ConvivioRome
Rome, Italy53 contributions
The unknown but very beautiful Sabine Hills
Dec 2012 • Friends
I first got to know about the Sabine Hills about 15 years ago, when my husband and I would come the this region for day excursions from Rome. I have always found it breathtaking as it is so unspoilt and have remained agricultural. Olive groves, fruit orchards, rolling hills with numerous medieval hilltop villages 'dottted' all over the countryside. It is so peaceful and green, evergreen because of the 1,000's of olive groves. It is so close to Rome and yet feels like another much more peaceful world.
My favourite medieval villages are Farfa (with its magnificent church and monastery), Poggio Mirteto, Fara Sabina, Castelnuovo di Farfa, Monteleone in Sabina, Casperia and Toffia. We loved this area so much that we decided to move to the Sabine Hills to live. My husband and I now live in the medieval hilltop town of Toffia, a beautiful village surrounded by historic walls and perched on top of cliff. We love it here and would not move anywhere else.
If you are coming to this area I would really recommend that you hire a car, so that you can explore the area thoroughly. There are many hidden treasures here. There are also a few companies that run cooking holidays and cooking classes plus olive grove tours.
Written 25 November 2013
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Daphna
Tel Aviv75 contributions
Sabina (Sabine Hills), Italy
Sep 2013 • Couples
Just 40 minutes away from Rome by local train and you are in a beautiful and seemingly undiscovered area of Italy.
We stayed in Casperia, a medieval fortress town in the Sabine area, in a beautiful vacation rental named "Il Sogno" by its owners, the Philips family. My husband and I just love Italy and we have traveled the country quite broadly from the Dolomites in the North to the Amalfi area in the South. We were truly and wonderfully surprised by the Sabina. The area has very few foreign tourists and I understand that it is favored by Romans for their short breaks.
The Sabina is no less beautiful than the much hailed Tuscany, it has simply not yet been discovered. We were there for 10 days and the proximity to Rome was an added benefit. We spent two days in Rome, returning in the evenings by train to our incredible vacation rental (you can see my review of the property on Homeaway and VRBO), took a day trip to Southern Tuscany and had some very good hiking trips in the Sabine Hills and a bit further away (about 60-90 minutes' drive) in the outer limits of the Abbruzzo.
There is very little information about the Sabina on-line as it is mostly mentioned as a 'side-dish' to Rome but we received a lot of helpful information from the owners of the vacation rental and had an absolutely wonderful time. Our 30 year old children who joined us for 5 of the 10 days were as impressed by this area as we were.
Written 5 October 2013
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Mark H
London, UK47 contributions
Just lovely
Apr 2013 • Family
Beautiful. I spend a lot of my time in italy just driving around the Sabine region. I want to live there!
Written 21 April 2013
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Aussies11
Montelparo, Italy4,555 contributions
Close to Rome and not to be missed
Jan 2013 • Friends
The hills of Sabina are a welcome relief from the chaos of Rome, the people are friendly and not city rude, and close to best of all, we love the food and the hospitality. This time we drove through Magliano Sabina, Poggio Catino, Poggio Mirteto and around Rieti. In the past we also visited Farfa Abbey (just gorgeous), and stopped for a meal at Agriturismo San Benedetto. We always have good memories from this area.
Written 16 February 2013
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Laraine B
Lot et Garonne134 contributions
Unspoilt beauty
Jun 2012 • Couples
This is still an undiscovered part of Italy just an hour north of Rome. It is stunningly beautiful, with hill top towns that have stood for centuries, olive groves and winding paths going down around the hills. It certainly rivals Tuscany for natural vistas. Food is local cuisine, fresh ingredients and always friendly service, even when you only have 5 words of Italian. This is not Rome and few speak English.
Written 29 June 2012
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ManchesterDebbieB
Manchester19 contributions
Medieval villages perched on rolling green hills
May 2012 • Family
Everything is so close so you can drive around and see lots in a very short space of time. The hills are full of olive groves and vineyards, little shops selling oil and homemade cheese, restaurants with amazing views of the plains below
Written 11 May 2012
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AndrewStrathclyde
London, UK24 contributions
Nice Italian Countryside - For connoisseurs
Jul 2011 • Couples
The Sabine Hills are a region of about 30x15 km between Rome and Rieti, in central Italy. In the area there are more than 30 medieval villages, with churches, castles and so on. The area is incredibly characteristic and the villages are in general smaller and harsher than in regions such as Tuscany and Umbria.

The advantages of this area is in its relative proximity with Rome (50-70km) so that it can be visited in a week end, or used as a base to visit the city. The main disadvantage is that this proximity has spoiled some part of the area, especially around the main centres. Also the area is not very developed from a touristic point of view, and this can be an advantage or a disadvantage, according to the points of view.
Written 19 September 2011
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