Italians call this region ‘Il gran secreto d’Italia’, (Italy’s best kept secret). You will not find tourism, traffic nor industry, but you will find rolling hills, amazing views, olive groves and vineyards instead. It is a privilege to walk in the hills surrounding the house (foothills of the Apenines) to up to 1200 metres.
Anyone who drives into the Sabina area will find peace and quiet immediately. The sun, the food, the people, the markets, the culture, the small hilltop villages, the restaurants: everything a person needs to take a distance from the hectic lives you left behind at home. These villages are at a stone’s throw distance from the house. The largest village is Poggio Mirteto (Friday market with local products) at 10 km, Roccantica (3km), Casperia, Cantalupo and Poggio Catino (5km).
Drive up to one of these hilltop villages and it feels like time stood still. Order an espresso in the bar at the square, meet the locals, read your paper or don’t do anything at all.