A comfortable, quiet house with a beautiful garden, with spectacular views
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A 500 meters walk from the house you reach the beautiful ancient Roman church of Santa Vittoria and the ruins of the Roman amphitheater. In the village of Monteleone there is a small but surprisingly rich archaeological museum with handicrafts from the ancient Roman city of Trebula Mutuesca.
Near Monteleone there are beautiful medieval Franciscan sanctuaries (Greccio, Fonte Colombo, Poggio Bustone) and the splendid area of the Piediluco lake, the Marmore waterfall and the Terminillo mountain (2500 m). 15 km away (towards Rome) there is the Abbey of Farfa, one of the largest in Italy with an ancient library of rare texts. On the road to Farfa there is the delightful medieval village of Frasso with its beautiful castle.
The splendid Villa Adriana and Villa d'Este are 50 km away.
All around the property you can take beautiful walks in the countryside. At 15 kilometers away is the Turano lake with its medieval villages and its wild landscape. Castel di Tora is a medieval city with narrow alleys that rise towards the castle. Nearby is the convent of St. Anatolia and the impressive ruins of the Castle of Antuni at the top of a rocky peninsula. You can also visit Ascrea on the lake with its Church of St. Nicola, in stone, clinging to the slopes of the mountain that culminates in Navegna and Cervia. Nearby is the imposing castle of Rocca Sinibalda and the Abbey of San Salvatore.
Rome (56 Km), is easily reachable, both by motorway and by train from Fara in Sabina (efficient, economical, every half hour, except Sunday, 45-60 minutes for the Colosseum and the historic center).
Gastronomy and typical dishes: handmade fettuccine, ravioli, extra virgin olive oil, donuts, porcini mushrooms, truffles and chestnuts, beans and polenta, pea beans, lake fish, pecorino.
La Sabina, with its green hills, its abundant water, presents itself with a landscape dotted with ancient olive trees, majestic oaks, beech woods and rows of vines. A landscape that has remained unchanged over time, a few kilometers from Rome, which preserves tangible traces of an important past in its medieval villages, in its Holy Valley, in the Roman villas and in the many castles.
Historically the Sabina is the land inhabited by the Sabines, an Indo-European pre-Roman population of Osco Umbrian stock. This ancient Italic people, was in constant war with Rome, beginning with the first legendary clash, which occurred following the famous "rape of the Sabine": according to the Romulus tradition, after founding Rome he turned to the neighboring populations to make alliances and obtain women with whom to procreate and populate the new city; to the refusal of the neighbors, Romulus responded with cunning, organizing a great show to attract the inhabitants of the region, and kidnapped their women.
Historically "Sabina" was the name used to indicate a territory of the Papal State with rather variable borders, extended from Rieti and Valle del Turano to the Tiber. With the birth of the State of the Church it was for a period governed directly by the pontiff, later entrusted to noble families, who established several territorial divisions, including the County of Sabina and the Sabinese patrimonium. The papal province of Sabina officially dates back to 1605, with the headquarters of the rectors at Collevecchio, during the pontificate of Paul V (1605-1621), who resumed direct control over the aforesaid territory.
Today's Sabina starts from the municipality of Rome and stretches from the left bank of the Tiber river to reach and pass the Sabine Mountains. Most of the territory of Sabina is part of the province of Rieti, a part is located in the province of Rome (Roman Sabina), another in Umbria and in Abruzzo.
The Sabine territory is crossed by the ancient Via Salaria, so called because through it the Romans transported the salt from the ford of the Tiber to the Sabina and much further, up to the Adriatic. Even today you can follow its long path, through many towns and cities of great historical, Roman and medieval beauty, and in uncontaminated landscapes of valleys, lakes, mountains and woods.