The area known as Sabina is divided between the regions of Umbria, Lazio (so-called Roman Sabina) and Abruzzo (Aterno Valley). Mount Terminillo, 20 km from Rieti, has skilift facilities, bicycle and trekking trails, and is ideal for walking along the numerous itineraries that lead to local mountain peaks. From the summits there are 360° views of the plain of Rieti below, the whole of Sabina as far as the Roman plain, the mountains of Upper Lazio. Travelling to this territory, genuine and relatively untouched by mass tourism, means discovering the traditions of a bygone age, hidden villages, castles and an uncontaminated nature. Rieti, chief city of the province that is all a part of the Sabina region, is historically viewed as Italy’s “navel”, and is still a place of artistic and cultural beauty that has remained intact over time: Franciscan sanctuaries, villages, extensive olive groves, all surrounded by the Monti Reatini. The rich gastronomic traditions also attract visitors, starting with the production of excellent olive oil, but also honey, mushrooms, truffles and cheese, without forgetting the typical products of Amatrice which, despite the difficulties arising from the earthquake of August 2016, continue to guide the story of these wonderful places.
Walk around the old part of Rieti, a town centre rich in interesting treasures
Visit Farfa Abbey, one of Lazio’s most important religious monuments
Discover the old village of Fara in Sabina and its marvellous panoramas
Go skiing at Terminillo, the mountain of choice for Romans, with skilift facilities and Nordic skiing trails
Visit Leonessa, with its beautiful old town centre immersed in nature
Breathe in the uncontaminated air and relax at beautiful and wild Lake Turano
Eat a fine dish of bucatini all’Amatriciana, a symbol of the genuine and tasty local cuisine
Visit the important Franciscan sanctuaries in the Valle Santa Reatina, near Rieti
Admire unique views from Labro, a regenerated medieval village
Practise summer sports: trekking, Nordic walking and trips to Monte Terminillo.