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The Sabin Hills in Italy, somewhat overshadowed by their more famous neighbours of Tuscany and Rome, remain firmly rooted in their traditional way of life. Despite the close proximity to Rome, Sabina is a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The landscape of the Sabin Hills is more lush and green than you might expect. This area of the Rome countryside is a patchwork of olive groves and vineyards, dotted with ancient monasteries and medieval villages i.e.  Roccantica, Fara in Sabina, Toffia and Casperia.

Sabina offers many activities in the local area. Some ideas of what to do on a trip here :

  • A tour round the historical Farfa Abbey and cathedral
  • Sabina olive oil museum and learn about the ancient methods of olive oil production
  • Visit church of Santa Maria in Vescovio, around and under which lie the ruins of the Ancient ‘Forum Novum’ in Vescovio
  • Explore the many medieval villages in the area, such as Roccantica, Fara in Sabina, Toffia and Casperia
  • Visit a traditional ‘Sagra’ (food festival)
  • Hike, horse ride or cycle through the stunning country side of the Sabin hills
  • Visit Cannetto to see the oldest olive tree in Europe (2000 years old)
  • Swim in wild streams with beautiful waterfalls

Omgeving - Lago di Bracciano

Whilst Sabina has plenty to offer, if you did choose to venture further afield, Sabina is ideally located in the centre of Italy of major cities and destinations all within a few hours drive. In addition, the Frecciarossa (Red Arrow) train connects Rome with Florence, Bologna, Naples and even Milan in less than 3 hours.

Or visit one of the nearby (and cleanest lakes in Italy), Lago di Bracciano ; the absence of motorized navigation (apart from police boats) favours sailing, swimming and canoeing. Lago di Bracciano and Lago di Bolsena are important tourist attractions near Rome – and within 1 hour drive from Casale ‘Regina’

Prefer shopping? Rome is full of wonderful, unique shops. Several distinct shopping areas can be defined in the center of town. The streets around the Spanish Steps are largely occupied by firmament of designer boutiques. The Via Giubbinari, which runs from Via Arenula to the Campo de Fiori is lined with shops catering mostly to the young or young at heart. Trastevere is dotted with boutiques carring an eclectic mix of cutting-edge design, ethnic looks and fine made-to-measure garments. The Via dei Governo Vecchio, behind Piazza Navona is home to chic ateliers. Shops surrounding the Pantheon and along the fashionable Via Campo Marzio are of the moment, but with a sense of history. One of the most expensive shopping areas: Via dei Condotti.

On a 15 minute drive from Casale ‘Regina’ you find Soratte Outlet Shopping Village, in Sant’Oreste with over 60 outlet shops.  Rome-Fiumicino Airport and Ciampino Airport are situated at less than one hour drive.

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