Osteria del Tancia

The Inn of the Tancia was a refreshment stop on the seasonal passage for shepherds with their flocks. From the first millennium BC, in Sabina seasonal stock movement was widely practised. The mountain pastures of the summer and winter ones in the Roman Campagna and the Tuscia.

In Roman times the main axis of seasonal movement tended to shift to the plains in Puglia, as evidenced by Varro who was a great owner of sheep.

With the fall of Rome seasonal stock movement significantly contracted due to the insecurity that in the use of sheep tracks.

The fortune of the powerful Benedictine Abbey of Farfa was also due to this form of farming and control of much of the forest and fields.

In the thirteenth century this profitable form of farming began to be of interest to the powerful Roman baronial family of the Orsini that came into possession of many of the areas of the Sabine Mountains at high altitude and took control of the Tancia way.

In the abandoned castles along the Tancia way, some inns were founded that have been in use until a few decades ago.

Guides:
Guide of Monte San Giovanni in Sabina

Guide of Monte San Giovanni in Sabina

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