The “Sabina” area begins in the municipality of Rome, extending from the left bank of the River Tiber to beyond the Sabine Mountains. The typical Sabine landscape is dotted with hills covered by ancient olive groves, as well as green valleys and mountains with extensive oak and beech forests. Almost every hill is crowned by a mediaeval village, castle or ancient monastery. There is a general feeling of time passing slowly, in harmony with the rhythms of nature and the cycle of the seasons. The hilly character of the territory makes intensive agriculture impractical, but favours the production of olive oil, long regarded as the area’s prime product.
Cultural and natural attractions in the area
Orsini Castle, Nerola; Abbey of St. John in Argentella, Palombara Sabina; Abbey of Farfa, Fara in Sabina; Europe’s largest olive tree, Fara in Sabina; Olive Oil Museum, Castelnuovo di Farfa.