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Rieti Apartments in the historical center of Rieti city in the north area of Lazio close with the famous Terminillo Mountain for skiing activities.
20120825_172731There are 6 apartments full equipped with new furnitures. The apartments are in a historical building of 3 floors of the city. Elevator is present. Around the apartments there is a good restaurant named as La Favorita with tipical cusine of Sabina, that’s the name of this part of Lazio and craft shops located in the street of Via Garibaldi, walking distance from the apartments.
During the summer it’s possible to do mountain bike sports along the Via Francigena and Cammino di Francesco and the biking paths of the city that goes along 10 km. If you like to get more informations about Via Francigena and Cammino di Francesco then visit the site http://www.camminodifrancesco.it/eng/index.php .
In the winter it’s possible to practice skiing activities up Terminillo Mountain. No deposit requested for rent and the city tax is free. Assistance is guaranted from the owner.
Important: If you arrive by car you have to request to the owner the special PASS to enter in the historical center of Rieti. The PASS is free.

Direct booking by credit card at:
http://www.romahappydays.com/rieti-apartments/

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For family or couples but sure for fun, you will find in this parks rope bridges, free climbing natural or artificial, itineraries and paths inside the nature.
Treja Adventure (In the nature reserve of Monte Gelato) You will have the opportunity to venture into the woods, to be suspended on trees using ropes to do a real acrobatic path that consist on walkways over rope bridges and wooden platforms.
Web Site: Adventure Treja
Adventure Park (Lido Di Ostia – Rome) Play and fun for fans of adventure. And, for lovers of strong emotions, artificial climbing walls, jumping from great heights and numerous itineraries in contact with nature.
Web Site: Adventure Park 
Quercus Village
Immersed in the beautiful forest of Macchia Grande of Manziana there’s this beautiful adventure park, designed for those who like to engage in exciting locations such as the rope bridge or rock climbing. Also there is the opportunity to perform various activities related to the environment such as excursions by mountain bike, rented directly to the park, walks, tours of the forest but also the most adrenaline activities such as tree climbing or survival courses.
Web Site: Quercus Village
Adventure Park of Gianola (Riviera of Ulysses) In the beatiful natural park of Gianola and Mount of Scauri, lies an adventure park called “Suspended Park” which is currently managed by The Riviera di Ulisse Regional Park in collaboration with the Esperia section of the Italian Alpine Club.
Web Site:: Park of Gianola
Fagus Park (Leonessa – Rieti) This environmental education center takes place in a beautiful natural setting where you can play and have fun climbing the trees, crossing bridges and living in contact with nature in complete safety.
Web Site: Fagus park
Indiana Park Riva Dei Tarquini (Riva dei Tarquini – Viterbo) This park offers trails of varying difficulty in which you can climb trees, go from the foliage of a tree to the next and slip up along cable cars in safety.
Web Site: Indiana Park

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Leonessa is a town located in the Lazio region of Italy in the province of Rieti. The town is located in a plain at the foot of Mount Terminillo. Leonessa is spread over an area of 205 sq km and has a population of close to 2500.
Mount Terminillo is one of the highest mountains in the Apennine range and during winters Leonessa becomes a famous place for skiing. During summers, there are quite a lot of people who come down to Leonessa from Rome to enjoy a relaxed vacation and to enjoy its natural beauty.
Leonessa is located quite close to Rome and Rieti.
Leonessa is also well connected by buses to the other smaller towns in the province of Reiti. The easiest way is to drive down to Leonessa from Rome or from Reiti, the drive only takes close to an hour to reach the town. The highways are in good condition and the road leading up to Leonessa is quite picturesque.
Attractions in Leonessa are: Church and Sanctuary of San Giuseppe , Church of San Francesco, Church of San Maria Del Popolo and Museo civico Di Leonessa

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Rieti is placed in the north part of Latium on a small hilltop commanding a wide plain, at the southern edge of an ancient lake. Today only the small lakes of Ripasottile and Cantalice remain of the original basin.
Rieti was originally a major site of the Sabine nation. After the Roman conquest, carried out by Manius Curius Dentatus in late 3rd century BC, the village became a strategic point in the early italic road network, dominating the “salt” track (Via Salaria) that joined Rome to the Adriatic Sea across the Appennine mountains.
Through a deep cut in the limestone at the northern edge of the valley, Curius Dentatus made the water of the lake flow away in the Nera river, then the wide area once occupied by the lake turned into a fertile plain, and the land was split by surveyors into square allotments, in the shape of a regular grid.
The town itself was re-founded on the basis of orthogonal axes, and was fortified with strong walls all around; a stone bridge was laid across the Velino river, and a great viaduct was built to lead people and carts from the Salaria road up to the southern door of the town. Roman Reate deserved several quotations in the Latin literature thanks to its flourishing soil, its valued asses, and some weird peculiarity of the surroundings, as wandering islands, roaming sources and hollow-subsurfaced fields.
Cicero tells about litigation between Reate and Interamna for the lake drainage, and refers to the country houses (villae) that his friend Q. Axius owned in the plain. After the fall of the Western Roman Empire, Rieti suffered destruction by barbarians people, but was always an important gastaldate during the Lombard domination, as part of the Duchy of Spoleto. Under the Franks, it was capital of county. In the 9th and 10th centuries, it was sacked by the Saracens, and, in 1149, by the Norman king Roger II of Sicily.
The city was rebuilt with the help of the Roman commune, and from 1198 was also a free commune, of Guelph orientation, with a podestà of its own. As a favourite Papal seat, Rieti was the place of important historical events: Constance of Hauteville married here by proxy Emperor Henry VI (1185); in the cathedral, in 1289, Charles I of Anjou was coronated King of Apulia, Sicily and Jerusalem by Pope Nicholas I. Pope Gregory IX celebrated here the canonization of St. Dominic (1234). After the Papal seat had been moved to Avignon, Rieti was conquered by the King of Naples, while inner struggles between Guelphs and Ghibellines began. In 1354 it was captured back by Cardinal Albornoz, and later was a feudal seignory of the Alfani family within the Papal States. In the following century a program of drying of the neighbouring plain was carried on, but this led to quarrels with the city of Terni. Rieti was province capital of the Papal States from 1816 to 1860. After the unification of Italy, it was initially part of Umbria, being annexed to the Lazio in 1923. It became capital of province on January 2, 1923.

The main monuments to see are: The Palazzo Vescovile (“Bishops Palace”), The Gothic church of Sant’Agostino (13th century, restored in the 18th century) and The Cathedral, begun in 1109 over a pre-existing basilica, was consecrated in 1225 but almost wholly rebuilt in 1639.

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In Christmas of 1223 St. Francis realized in Greccio with the help of the local population and of John Vel t, lord of places, a living nativity scene with the intention of recreating the mystical atmosphere of the Nativity in Bethlehem, to see with their eyes where Jesus was born.
Everything was prepared and, with the approval of Pope Honorius III, on that night the first living nativity scene takes place in the world.
The characters on the night of the 1223 animated “Nativity of St. Francis” are those handed down by tradition and historical sources, the writings of Thomas of Celano and St. Bonaventure:
– St. Francis, who in his wanderings on the mountain reaches of Greccio in 1208, where he met Sir John Velta and the local population to make them sharers in his mind and seek the collaboration needed to implement the project;
– John Speedita: Lord of Greccio, descended from the Counts of Celano and the Berardi family, who became a great friend of the Holy and with him working on the project. Despite his advanced et, do not hesitate to reach San Francisco in the mountains of Greccio to convince him to move into town and, in the vicinity of Fonte Colombo, the Saint of Assisi expressed the desire to relive the mystery of Christmas in Greccio of Bethlehem;
– Alticama: daughter of Guido Castelli, Lord of Stroud, wife of John Velta, actively participating in the event building with his hands the statue of the Infant Jesus;
– The Heralds: guards and faithful servants of the noble Velta assisting him in all its activities and go across the valley to convene the people for Christmas in Greccio;
– Nobles: courtiers witnesses of the events of that mystical night, lived in the wake of their lord;
– The Friars: companions of Francis, who faithfully followed him everywhere as Fr Leo, Ruginio, Angel, three followers in the future, from Greccio, gave written testimony to the life of St. Francis in the “Legend of the Three Companions”;
– Finally, the people flocked to the call of the heralds carrying candles and torches to illuminate the special night, climbing up the jungle with hymns and prayers led by a deep faith awakened in them by the poor man of Assisi. In these places was born and developed the sanctuary of the Nativity of Greccio, where every year since 1973, according to tradition, faithfully recreates the event.
The idea of ​​representing the first nativity scene was of P. Valerio Casponi  that participate in its realization and today about one hundred people, including extras and technical staff engaged in the performance set in Greccio from 24 December until January 6.

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The castle of Rocca Sinibalda was built by Cardinal Alessandro Cesarini, who commissioned the famous architect Baldassarre Peruzzi from Siena to build a strong fortress in the shape of an eagle with wings closed.
The castle was built in the sixteenth century on an important strategic position in the valley Turano. This was the first time when it was built a fortress where the walls were basically a very defensive. Instead the top of the castle was built in the form of building, with more than one hundred rooms. The entrance to the castle is a long ramp surrounded by large walls that lead to the courtyard. From the courtyard you can go down into cellars or in the spacious halls of the upper floors. The most important plan is composed of huge rooms decorated with frescoes by important events from the seventeenth to the eighteenth century. The long corridor ending in a magnificent mountain view balcony terminal. Remarkable is the great spur of the castle with a curved shape that symbolizes the head of an eagle.

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In the heart of the Sabina region, in a mystic atmosphere of silence stands the Abbey of Farfa. Approaching the Abbey, which is surrounded by fascinating verdant nature.
The Abbey of Farfa is a very fascinating place, full of peacefulness as the Benedectine monks who live there.  In 1928 the Abbey was declared national monument for its architectural and artistic beauty. With its thousand-year history, through periods of splendour and decadence, the Abbey has remained a cultural and spiritual centre thanks to the founders S. Lorenzo Siro and S. Tommaso da Moriana and the Blessed Placido Riccardi and Ildefonso Schuster.
Several kings, emperors and Popes have visited the Abbey throughout the centuries.
Today thousands of visitors admire the cultural and artistic heritage, spending some time or even days in this peaceful place in order to rest their mind and soul. Refreshments are provided.
Walking through the park and the gardens visitors can also admire the small old quaint village of Farfa, property of the Filippo Cremonesi founding, which includes the pretty houses and the workshops run by skilled craftsmen.

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The Birra del Borgo was born in May 2005 in Borgorose , a small town in the province of Rieti, near the border between Lazio and Abruzzo in the natural reserve of the mountains of DuchessaLeonardo the inventor of this wonderful method to make the beer, start making beer at home as a game during his university studies in biochemistry and during the time it becomes a work.  Leonardo began traveling frequently to Europe to rediscover the ancient beer styles: the old master brewers known in Germany and Belgium was an important training experience.
From here began the history of “Birra del Borgo”.  Now the production of this beer is based on 17 differents quality  such as: 25dodici, CastagnAle, Ducale, Duchessa, Enkir, Genziana, My Antonia, Re Ale and so on. More informations are available at: http://birradelborgo.it/home.php

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