The medieval province of Palombara Sabina is located 45km north-east of the city of Rome, at the foot of Mount Gennaro in the Tiber Valley. This rural location makes the town a good option for those that want to visit the Eternal City, but would rather stay in a countryside retreat than the busy city centre. Outdoor activities can be found in abundance in this part of the Rome province, and far-reaching views can be enjoyed from all around Palombara Sabina.
Palombara Sabina is largely known for its outdoor options, with the surrounding area covered in a combination of olive groves, dense forests, cherry trees and roaming vineyards, and making for great days of exploring and enjoying the fresh air and sunshine. Horse riding is popular in this part of Italy, and hiring a push-bike is a good alternative for those that feel more relaxed on two wheels than four legs. Palombara Sabina can also be used as a base for a golf holiday, with the nearest club – SS Golf Marco Simone – just a few kilometres out of town.
Within the centre of the comune are a decent level of amenities, and with Palombara Sabina perhaps best known for its extra virgin olive oil you can expect to see hearty lashings of this speciality on many of the dishes in the local restaurants. In terms of historical attractions there are a few places to see, with the most important monument in Palombara Sabina being the Abbey of Saint John in Argentella. The Abbey is open to the public, but you will need to call beforehand to arrange a visit.
The historical town of Tivoli (21km) is a popular day trip option for visitors to Palombara Sabina, and can be reached in less than half an hour by car. Tivoli is best known for its 16th century villas, and in particular Villa d’Este and Hadrian’s Villa, two hugely impressive and vast UNESCO World Heritage Site structures. Visits to Rome will also be an important part of your stay in Palombara Sabina, and the centre of the city is less than an hour away by car or by public transport.
The weather in Palombara Sabina and the surrounding province of Rome is characterized by hot summers, warm spring and autumn months and mild winters. Rainfall is generally at its lowest between May and August, and as this is also the hottest time of the year, it is also the most popular with visitors.
With Palombara Sabina being just outside of Rome, the nearest airport to this destination is Rome Ciampino Airport (CIA), 5km away. easyJet fly here from Bristol and Newcastle, whilst Ryanair depart from a number of UK airports that include Liverpool, London Stansted, Edinburgh, East Midlands and Glasgow Prestwick.