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With rafts, helmets, life jackets and expert guides river, you can see the wonders of the raftingriver Aniene starting from Subiaco just 70 km.far from Rome inside the Regional Park of Monti Simbruini . Children of all ages will be active participants in this adventure where they will learn to paddle and learn about the river and where not miss the opportunity to dwell in the most suggestividella valley. The route is now happy with the tortuosity of the water and the presence of a few slides, rapids suited to non-experts provide fun for everyone in a security context.
For rafting we recommend comfortable clothing, two pairs of shoes and a rain jacket in case of bad weather. It ‘not recommended to wear during the descent electronic items or fragile items.

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Just 90 km far from Rome in the direction of the Park of Monti Simbruini you will find an amazing sanctuary, the Holy Trinity of Vallepietra. This place is around the border line with the region Abruzzo.
Vallepietra, the ancient Vallis Pretarum or Val de Preta, is small town situated at 825 meters over the sea level in the valley of the Simbrivio River, not away from Subiaco (35 kilometres) and Rome (about 90 kilometres). It can be reached both passing through Jenne and departing from Subiaco and passing either through the Plateaus of Arcinazzo or for Trevi originating from Frusinate.
Vallepietra is delimited from the mount Tarino (m 1986) that separates it from Filettino, from the mount Author (m 1853) that separates it from Camerata and Subiaco, the Capitello that marks the border with Jenne, from the plateau of Faito that limits the borders with Trevi and from the plateau Field of the Stone that separates it from Cappadocia (Abruzzo).
In the municipality of Vallepietra is situated the Santuario della SS. Trinita’ (Sanctuary of the Holy Trinity), a small hermitage at 1,350 metres above sea level. The sanctuary is situated in a natural grotto half way up the south slope of Monte Autore where there is an image of the Trinity that appeared on the walls of a cave in the 11th century and has been venerated since.
Probably the sanctuary is located on a Roman temple (IV century a.C.), at first dedicated to the divinity of waters of the Simbrivio river (than still today they gush out under the great altar) and subsequently transformed, from monaci hermits, in the only sanctuary of the catholic world dedicated to the cult of the SS. Trinity.

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The Monastery of St. Scholastica is built half way up the side of the mountain where two valleys meet and above the place where was the highest of Nero’s lakes. It is the only monastery of the twelve ones wanted by St. Benedict along the valley of the Aniene not to have been destroyed by earthquake or the Saracen invasions.
Till the end of the XII century, it was the only monastery of Subiaco. At the beginning it was called “St. Sylvester”, then, in the IX century, it was dedicated to St. Benedict and St. Scholastica and then, in the XIV century, got the present name. It is a building complex built in different times and styles. The XX-century styled entrance, above which the Benedictine motto “Ora et Labora” is written, leads to the first or Renaissance cloister, which goes back to the XVI century. Through it one enters the second or Gothic cloister, of the XIV century and, passing along there is the third or Cosmatan cloister, which is still more ancient (XIII century).
The bell-tower goes back to the XII century, while the present church to the XVIII one; the latter is the last of five churches built in time. The Façade, which was bombed on 23rd May 1944, has been reconstructed in a sober and austere modern style.

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Near Rome going in the south direction there are the Monti Simbruini (the mountains of Rome).
This is a protected area of the Apennines, with two thousand meter high summits, vast beech tree woodlands, large karstic plateaus, spring waters (“sub imbribus”, under the rain), scattered with small towns (the seven Park Municipalities) rich in ancient historical and artistic evidences. The regional park of Simbruini Mountains covers an area of 30,000 hectares between the Aniene valley in the west/north-west, the Sacco valley in the south-west, the border with Abruzzi in the east and Ernici Mountains in the south-east.
Famous cities around are: Camerata Nuova, Subiaco, Filettino, Trevi nel Lazio and Vallepietra. Moreover there are the area of Arcinazzo for its plateaus.
Subiaco and Vallepietra for instance are known because monasteries are there and is a good area for skiing too such as Monte Livata, as well as for Filettino in the area of Campo Staffi.

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