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Farfa and the Sabine Region

The Sabine region was historically defined as being the western area of the province of Rieti, bordered by the Tiber and the Reatine plain, today it is recognised that its cultural and traditional identity extends beyond the actual geographical confines and refers instead to the entire territory covered by the province. The Sabine region is the soft hills used for growing olives in Farfa and Magliano Sabina, but is also the Reatine Valley with the River Velino, the magnificent peaks of Terminillo and the small villages that are well known for their cultural and gastronomic traditions. But the element that most characterises the province of Rieti is water. The rivers, springs and lakes, thanks to the abundance and purity of their water, play a determining role in characterising the landscape but also the culture of the territory, which for thousands or years has fed the city of Rome via a system of monumental aqueducts. Thanks to this water the area can boast fascinating natural itineraries with high levels of biodiversity, thermal resorts and ancient or modern therapeutic springs, high quality gastronomic and agricultural products. sabina.jpgThe Sabine region: an area rich in rivers and waterways

The stops along the Benedictine Way 

La Sabina Wi-Fi


Su tutto il territorio sabino è operativa la Sabina Tourist Card che tra gli altri vantaggi, mediante il “Codice Wi-Fi”, permette di usufruire dell'accesso a Internet.
Gratis in tutti i siti del Network dell’Azienda di Promozione Turistica della Provincia di Rieti, ovvero: - - e a costo promozionale in tutti gli altri siti del Web. Per registrarsi al servizio e per usufruire del vantaggio basta collegarsi con il proprio computer in uno dei tanti Hot Spot presenti nel territorio della Sabina.


legenda-tappe-via-benedicti.pngMonastery of St. Benedict in Rieti

The Church of St. Agatha in Arci, once the property of the Abbey at Farfa, is recorded from 761 onwards near the current site of the Monastery of St. Benedict.

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legenda-tappe-via-benedicti.pngAbbey of St. Pastor in Contigliano

The Monastery of St. Matteo de Insula was founded at the beginning of the thirteenth century and in 1218 became a filiation of the Cistercian Abbey of St. Mary of Casanova in Abruzzo.

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Abbey of St. Quiricus and Stlegenda-tappe-via-benedicti.png. Julitta in Micigliano

Situated near the shore of the River Velino, the abbey was probably founded in the first decades of the tenth century, after raids by the Saracens, who, by burning and sacking a number of churches, had managed to partially disrupt the religious structures of the area.

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legenda-tappe-via-benedicti.pngAbbey of St. Salvatore Maggiore in Concerviano

Situated between Concerviano and Longone, the Abbey of St. Salvatore Maggiore was founded in 735 during the Lombard reign, a period of great fortune for the monasteries.

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legenda-tappe-via-benedicti.pngAbbey of St. Mary in Farfa

One of the architectural jewels of Lazio. The name is derived from the river of the same name, The Farfarus of Ovid, which runs nearby and also gave its name to the nearby town. 

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