Donkeys at Greccio 10/07/2013
In addition to having the Franciscan sanctuary with the first nativity scene and the Via Francigena as a destination for religious tourism, Greccio also boasts pristine natural beauty. Here it is also possible to enjoy these gifts of nature on donkey- or horseback. These trails are also accessible to people with disabilities
The Cerasa Festival at Palombara Sabina 10/07/2013
From time immemorial, cherries have been cultivated in the area of Palombara Sabina, where they are known as “cerase”. The variety of cherry called “Ravenna tardiva”, yields sweet fruit with a consistent texture and a shiny surface. For over seventy years in the month of June the people of Palombara have held a festival dedicated to this fruit that goes on for about a week
Don Carmelo Cristiano and the village of the ‘corsairs’ 09/07/2013
Montopoli is known as the town of the corsairs. This is why: because there were these mastiffs that were called cani corsi, a species of molossoids. When the Montopolese (people of Montopoli) went to war they took with them these attack dogs.
Luigi Gilardi and the snows of Monteflavio 09/07/2013
My name is Luigi Gilardi and we’re in Monteflavio. What you see behind me is Mount Pellicchia and I can tell you that that is the mountain where the inhabitants of Monteflavio preserved the snow that they brought to Rome in the summer. On the mountain there are still the three wells that the Monteflavians filled with snow, gathered from the surrounding area.
The ceramic art of Terracotte Sabine 09/07/2013
I began working with clay when I was six years old with an excellent teacher, Alvaro Ciancamerla, in Rome. I got a degree in mathematics but at the same time, I spent the afternoons, Sundays and all my free time at In 1980 – I was born in 1961 – I bought my first kiln with the proceeds of a show that went very well and since then I’ve had my own workshop.
Il Bagolaro 09/07/2013
At Nerola in the heart of Sabina is the holiday farm Il Bagolaro, which takes its name from a gigantic hundred-year-old tree. Established in the early 50s, the business is run by a family of young agricultural entrepreneurs who have dedicated themselves to making the land and characteristics of the Sabina area the basis of their work. The farmhouse offers ten cozy and comfortable suites; distinguished from each other only by colors associated with products of the earth.