Just an hour drive from Rome, the Sabina area offers an enchanting escape from the crowded and fast paced Italian capital. While today the area is not a tourist hotspot like many other parts of Italy, Sabina offers traces of settlements dating as far back as the Palaeolithic era. The Sabini people settled in the area until eventually the land was incorporated into the Roman Empire. For art and history buffs, the name of the area may sound familiar as it was the location of the famous “Rape of the Sabine Women”, depicted in numerous paintings throughout history. The story is that the Sabine people refused to allow the Romans to marry their daughters, yet ultimately the Romans abducted the women. Browse our Sabina villas collection outside Rome offers you the opportunity to immerse yourself in this area’s ancient history while still close enough to explore the eternal city as well.
With Italy being one of the world’s top tourist destinations, there are few places one can escape to without being surrounded by hoards of other tourists and their large coaches. Sabina is one of the few places left in Italy which offers the opportunity to experience the traditions and get lost in the splendid beauty of the countryside as the locals do. For those who love hiking the countryside, Sabina’s rolling hills and sleepy hilltop towns make for perfect day hikes and relaxing picnics. Foodies are sure to be spoiled in Sabina and there’s no need to ask where you can find an authentic Italian restaurant without tourists! Restaurants in the area focus on fresh ingredients sourced from local farmers and offer dishes with Roman and “peasant cooking” influences. Additionally, some of Italy’s best olive oil comes from this area, so don’t forget to leave extra room in your suitcase to bring some home. Let SopranoVillas help you find your holiday villa outside Rome for an unforgettable Italian holiday experience.