Are you curious to know where and how Rome was born? This tour will give you the chance to discover the origins of Rome by visiting the territory of Sabina, just outside the Eternal City (around 60 km away). This region is where the ancient people of Sabines used to live on the famous Roman Hills and played a fundamental role in the birth of Rome. Nowadays, Sabina offers a unique variety of Medieval towns, beautiful landscapes, hills, rivers and a multitude of olive tree groves.
This tour will take you back in time to discover the origins of Rome, by visiting ancient villages, where artisans still carry out their ancient arts, dungeons, and museums, such as the olive oil and archaeological museums. But Sabina is also rich in natural beauties: you will have the chance to spend one day in the amazing nature reserve of Tevere Farfa di Nazzano and go for a ferry boat trip. What can’t be left out is also wine and food experiences: you will take part in a cooking class and will taste typical and traditional food. And to end your holiday in the best shape, relax at the Roman Thermal Baths!
This tour is planned to make you discover the beauties of nature and culture just outside Rome and make you enjoy an off-the-beaten track holiday, but if you want to take some days to visit Rome, we can help you and organize a few days in the capital.
DAY 1: ARRIVAL
Transfer from the airport to Fara in Sabina. Check-in at the agritourism with a welcome aperitivo. Meeting with the team and briefing about the program of the week. Relax and free time. Dinner at the agritourism with local and fresh products.
DAY 2: OLIVE OIL MUSEUM AND MILL AND CASTELNUOVO DI FARFA
After breakfast, visit to the Olive Oil Museum in Castelnuovo di Farfa. Lunch at a typical restaurant in the village and in the afternoon visit to the village of Castelnuovo di Farfa and to the olive oil mill and press. Dinner at a local farm.
DAY 3: FARFA AND THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM IN FARA IN SABINA
After breakfast, transfer to the Medieval village of Farfa. Guided visit of the Abbey historical complex: the Basilica, treasure of the Renaissance art, the Monastery and the ancient Library of the Benedictine Abbey. Visit to the village of Farfa and stroll through the narrow streets full of artisan workshops and little stores. Free lunch and transfer to Fara in Sabina. Visit to the village, the artisan shops and the Archaeological Museum hosting the most important evidence from the Sabines people. Aperitivo in the museum with local products and dinner at a local restaurant.
DAY 4: RIETI AND ITS DUNGEONS
After breakfast, transfer to Rieti to discover the dungeons and the amazing Medieval town. Stroll in the old town centre and free lunch. In the afternoon, transfer to Greccio where you will visit the town centre, the Nativity Museum and you will have some walks in the nature.
DAY 5: COOKING CLASS AND LUCUS FERONIAE ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE
After breakfast, transfer to a farmhouse and, after a visit to the farm, there will be a cooking class where you will learn to cook traditional recipes from Sabina, such as fresh pasta. Lunch and relax at the farmhouse. In the afternoon, visit to the archaeological site and museum Lucus Feroniae, an old Roman city. Dinner at a pizzeria.
DAY 6: NATURE RESERVE OF TEVERE FARFA DI NAZZANO
After breakfast, transfer to the nature reserve of Tevere Farfa di Nazzano. After a visit to the little River Museum, you have the whole day dedicated to nature. After a ferry boat trip (1 h) you will have to possibility to spend the day as you wish: walking in the nature reserve, renting bikes or riding horses.
DAY 7: ROMAN THERMAL BATHS
A whole day dedicated to relax and wellness at the Thermal Baths of Cretone. Springing naturally for millennia, Cretone’s water is sulphurous, hypothermal (24 °C), and bacteriologically pure. Cretone’s thermal springs hark back to the baths as the Ancient Romans conceived them: taking care of yourself while having fun.
DAY 8: DEPARTURE
Check-out and transfer to the airport.
The tour includes:
- Transfer from/to the airport (Rome)
- Local transports
- 7 nights at an agritourism, in a double room, with breakfast
- 7 dinners, 2 lunches and 1 packed lunch
- Cooking class
- Entrances to the museums, archaeological sites, nature reserve
- Ferry boat ticket
- Entrance to Cretone Thermal Baths
- Experienced guide and 24/7 assistance from our team
The tour does not includes:
Everything else that is not included in the list “the tour includes”.
* If you are interested in this tour but you don’t reach the minimum number of participants required, you can contact us to check for an existing group you may join.
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