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Every day there is an opportunity to discover something new. Book one of our excursions and experience the unforgettable beauty, people, and food of Sabina.  

Traveller, there is no path. The path is made by walking

- antonio machado

Explore the rich history and natural beauty of your surroundings.  Check out our list of activities and get inspired.  For prices and personalized itineraries contact us for a consultation.  


Olive Oil

Sabina is famous for olive production and quality of its oils.  In 2014, a Sabine producer won the gold medal for the best olive oil in the world !

Just 10 minutes drive from our property lives the world renowned olive oil expert Johnny Madge. From his hilltop Medieval village he gives a variety of lectures, classes, and tours. We unconditionally recommend booking a tour with him during your stay. 


​Food and Wine

Wine tasting and dinner al fresco in Casperia at "Osteria Vigna Casperia".  Regional dishes and excellent wine menu.  Outdoor terrace with unforgettable views.  

Dinner at award winning pizza restaurant "La Taverna dei Corsari", cooked by national pizza champion, Emiliano Aurelio.  Outdoor terrace with panoramic view, and some of the best quality pizza you will taste in all of Italy.
 


Walks and Hikes 

Guided hike to Rocchette, a mountain top village with breathtaking views, with a picnic stop and swim in a natural creek.  3 hours of walking. Moderate fitness level required. 

Guided horseback ride through the Sabine countryside.   1-3 hours. No experience necessary.


Short hike to nearby Remigio with panoramic views and a tasting of organic, local wines and cheese. 1 hour of walking. Moderate fitness level required. 



Historical Tours and Sacred Sites 


The Subiaco Monastery. Built on the side of a mountain with stunning views, the monastery was founded by St. Benedict after he spent 3 years living in a cave here in 500 A.D.  It houses exquisite 13th Century frescoes.  Picnic lunch included.  


Santa Maria in Vescovio.  Visit to a church that began in the 10th Century and the nearby original ancient Roman settlement of this region.  Picnic lunch included.  


The Farfa Abbey is one of the historical and architectural wonders of Sabina, founded in the 6th Century.  We can arrange a tour with a licensed guide, or with a Benedictine monk. 


Visit the unspoiled hilltop village of Vacone, then take a short and peaceful walk through the woods to see the sacred site of the ancient pagan Goddess Vacuna.