– A SMALL PEARL JUST 40 MINUTES FROM ROME
Amazing stone farmhouse , Farfa’s riverside retreat, for lovers of the silence and seclusion.
The farmhouse is for sale furnished.
The two levels stone farmhouse of 120 sqm was completely rebuilt in 2017 with high quality materials. On the ground floor large room with fireplace and kitchen. On the first floor two master bedrooms and two bathrooms. Barbecue area, swimming pool and a nature around to enjoy the beauty of Sabina The garden of 20,000 square meters is completely fenced and borders for the most part with the Farfa river.
The River Farfa is one of the left tributaries of the Tiber. It flows through Rieti, mainly in the area known as the Lower Sabina, at an almost torrential speed. It originates in the Monti Lucretili range, from the confluence between the Rumeano and Fosso delle Mole, and is also supplied by the lovely Capore springs. The Riserva Naturale di Nazzano, Tevere-Farfa is a nature reserve located in the area where the river enters the Tiber. The waters of this river are crystal clear, running quickly and ice cold over a bed of stones. In summer, this destination is very popular with tourists looking to spend time relaxing in unspoilt natural surroundings.
Casaprota is a Lazio town in the province of Rieti. Here the extra virgin olive oil has an ancient tradition that goes back to the Roman era, a past whose traces are still visible today in the many remains of villas and inscriptions found in this area. The town, an ancient village that belonged to the Abbey of Farfa, is located at km 56 of the Via Salaria, surrounded by unspoiled nature among hills of a thousand colors.
Things to see and do in Casaprota
The entrance door to the town, from the Renaissance period, shows the stone housings for the door hinges and the internal covering with a barrel vault; and the ancient mansion – today Filippi – which stands in the highest part of the town, has an essential facade in which sixteenth-century windows open, on which a circular tower stands out. The first traces and the first settlements in the area date back to the Roman era, where the remains of the villas and the inscriptions are scattered a little everywhere: for those who want to dedicate themselves to excursions, traces of the past witnessed by Roman and medieval ruins will be the setting of the itineraries to be covered on foot, by mountain bike or on horseback.
It has been since 1962 that Casaprota has been celebrating its flagship product, the green gold of Sabinia every year, at the end of January, with the Bruschetta Festival. The organoleptic characteristics typical of this stretch of the Sabina make its oil one of the best in Italy. To be tasted enhanced by the “past” artisan bread, therefore, but not only. The local extra virgin olive oil also enhances the flavor of the spelled and truffle soup, the Sabinese-style fregnacce and grilled meats.
In summer, however, with the “Ferragosto Casaprotano”, the protagonists are the fettuccine with porcini mushrooms, with strictly local raw materials: the tasty porcini mushrooms that grow abundantly on the Sabine Mountains and the golden yellow oil with light shades of green, the ingredient that enhances the taste of homemade fettuccine.
The area historically called Sabina lies at the heart of central Italy, covering almost all the present-day province of Rieti and extending along the Tiber River to include part of the metropolitan city of Rome. Sabina also takes in some municipalities of the provinces of Terni (Umbria) and L’Aquila (Abruzzo)