Sights and Flavors of the Ancient Sabine Hills

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Labro

Labro, the Model Hilltop Town

Located on the border between Lazio ed Umbria this little village hits any traveller for its quintessential perfection. Its integrity has been mantained by the vision of a Flamish architect, Ivan Van Mossevelde, whose astonishing work kept the pristine character of this Italian “Borgo”.   This unique place totally melds with the unspoilt sourraounding environment: as a matter ...

Trattoria Da Elena Posticciola

This is the type of Trattoria that belongs to my childwood memories in the 70’s when marketing and image didn’t affect food. Just pure taste of genuine food. Most of the ingredients are bought locally or made here, starting from the fresh home made pasta made by Elena and her son. For those who are adventurous ...

An Abbey lost in the fields: San Salvatore Maggiore

It’s funny how still Sabina can offer surprises where you don’t expect it…So it happened to me last week during an excursion to one of my favourite places, Vallecupola, that I bumped into a street sign indicating the way to San Salvatore Maggiore Abbey. I decide to drive an extra 15 minutes to find the ...

The Abbandoned Abbey of Santa Maria del Piano

Sabina is a region that has been economically depressed, the upside of that is that here a visitor can probably feel the same fascination that Grand Tourists used to feel, when British and Northern European tourists visited Italy in the late 18th century and 19th century to admire the classical beauty of the Ehthernal City ...

A Touch of Eternity

If cemeteries have inpired poets there must be a reason. Even the most cynical of men feels overwelmed when wondering in a graveyard. A few days ago I paid a visit to my mother’s tomb in the monumental cemetery of Rome, Verano, just behind the ancient church of St Lawrence outside the walls, and I ...

An Archaeological site all to yourself: The Thermal Baths of Emperor Vespasian

Everywhere in the word this archaeological site would have been studied and open for interested tourists, but not in Italy, and not in authentic and undiscovered Sabina. This structure was built near Cotilia Lake in an area that was already very important in pre-Roman times as the goddess Vacuna, an ancient rural deity of the native ...

The slow rhythms of Vallecupola

Amongst the pearls of beauty scattered in the Rieti province Vallecupola stands out for its pristine state and its atmospheric location. Situated between the Turano and Salto Lakes at 1000 m altitude, this quaint hamlet reminds us of the ancient rhythms that used to regulate the rural world in this part of Italy. It was ...

Two fortresses with a different destiny: Le Rocchette and Le Rocchettine

In Italy a rapid industrialization process and the extreme poverty of rural areas caused a phenonomen that is typical of the Belpaese: ghost towns. Nothing is as fascinating as these places. For those who have a lot of imagination and just a bit of knowledge they give us a window overlooking the past, showing us the ...


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