Beribboned horses

The festival of the beribboned horses takes place the first Sunday after Jan. 17 and consists in the parade of horses and riders in historical costume who go to the Church of Saint Anthony on the day of the blessing of the animals. It recalls the tradition from the early Read more…

Flavius Vespasian Theatre

The Theatre Flavius Vespasian (emperor of the Sabine) was built in the late nineteenth and its acoustics are considered one of the best in the world. It was inaugurated on September 20, 1893 with performances of Cavalleria Rusticana and Faust. After only five years an earthquake destroyed the theater which Read more…

Monte Terminillo

Monte Terminillo (2,216 m s.l.m.) is a popular destination during the winter season although in recent years ski tourism has shifted to Abruzzo. During the summer, its paths are very popular and beautiful. Mountain lovers can hike along the marked trails of the CAI (Club Alpino Italiano). At Campofiorito, on Read more…

Monumental Organ of San Domenico

The Pontifical Organ Dom Bedos-Roubo Benedict XVI is in the church of San Domenico that has been restored since 1994. The church had been used by the French as military headquarters and robbed of every possible décor in the Napoleonic era. The organ pipes, famous because they were twisted, were Read more…

Medieval walls

The quaint old town, situated on a slight hill at the edge of the Rieti valley, is protected on one side by a wall of medieval origin, still mostly intact and well preserved.  

Palazzo Vincenti Mareri

Palazzo Vincenti Mareri was designed by neoclassical architect Giuseppe Valadier. The architect, famous for Pincio and Piazza del Popolo in Rome, expanded an existing building and he grouped it together with neighbouring structures. In the interior courtyard, which is accessed through two portals of ashlar masonry, is an Italian garden Read more…

Polentone Festival

Polenta is the most representative dish of this Sabino village overlooking the clear waters of Lake Turano, is celebrated in March with the Polentone Festival. An all-Italian delicacy, polenta is prepared by the expert hands of the members of the Pro Loco of Castel di Tora. The polentone is a Read more…

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