The Sabina Region
The Estate is located 2.5 miles from the quaint town of Magliano Sabina, in the enchanting Sabina area. Thirty miles north-east of Rome and untouched by mass tourism, Sabina is still authentic and unspoilt. Its landscape of gentle hills where agriculture is in perfect harmony with the surrounding nature, is scattered with Roman villas, medieval castles, churches and abbeys and many remains of Italy’s historic, cultural, architectonic and artistic past. Exploring the area is very easy using one of our self catering villas as a starting point.
The olive trees have been an integral part of Sabine landscape since the times of ancient Rome. Extra virgin olive oil, with its European DOP recognition, is the main ingredient in the local cuisine, made of genuine and country style dishes prepared with the area’s agricultural products. There’s no better place for Italian food lovers.
Riding schools, golf courses, natural bolted cliffs for free climbing, along with Mount Terminillo, ski resorts and several naturalistic itineraries, are some of the possibilities for sports lovers in an uncontaminated natural environment. The area is alive in winter and summer for the holiday of your choice.
The Reatine Valley, with its Franciscan sanctuaries, Farfa Abbey, for centuries a witness to the power of the Roman Church, the Romanesque churches of Vescovio and Santa Vittoria, the archaeological sites and ancient Roman town of Trebula Mutuesca and Forum Novum, as well as the national parks and the capital city Rieti, are among the many attractions in Sabina.
Along pleasant country roads, you can easily reach breathtaking places still unknown by tourists. The motorway A1, instead, gives you an easy and quick access to some of the most important artistic sights of central Italy, such as Viterbo, Orvieto, Spoleto, Perugia but also Arezzo, Florence and Siena. Rome itself is just a few miles away, and very easy accessible, in less then one hour, by train or car.
The Santa Cristina Estate is located at 2,5 miles from the quaint village of Magliano Sabina, situated thirty miles north-east of Rome. This small hilltop town has Roman roots (Fundus Malianus) and was founded by an aristocratic Roman family called Manlia. Medieval glory followed due to the town’s diocesan connection to the still-intact Abbey at Farfa and hence came papal power and patronage. The town’s museum features many Etruscan and Roman remains, whilst a stroll through the narrow and windy streets will take you back to the medieval Italian life.Of particular note is the 15th century cathedral, rebuilt in the 18th century, the Bishop’s Palace, the Town Hall and the 18th century church Santa Maria delle Grazie which holds a Roman crypt with 15th century frescoes.
Magliano Sabina is ideal for a relaxing Italian holiday, featuring bars, restaurants, pizzerias, bakers, butchers, supermarket (open also on Sundays), chemist, hospital, banks with cash points (ATMs), post office, photo shop, toy shop, clothing stores and ice-cream parlor. There’s even a small theater.
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|Fiumicino International Airport|
Ciampino International Airport