The Rieti Province is the most eastern of the five provinces of Lazio. Largely mountainous and deeply picturesque, the province of Rieti cannot fail to inspire yet relax visitors to an apartment or villa here. With over 70% of the province being mountainous, settlements are few and far between, enabling visitors to find some beautifully secluded Rieti villas, far from tourist crowds and the stress of every day life, ideal for a romantic getaway or just a truly relaxing break.
Due to the beautiful natural landscape, self catering Rieti accommodation has become the haunt of walkers, mountain bikers and climbers. There are a huge number of fantastic trails throughout the hills, ranging from challenging multi-day hikes to leisurely afternoon strolls, perfect for burning off a few calories after indulging in a large meal of the famously heart local cuisine. The National Park of Gran Sasso is a wonderful place to visit from a Rieti villa, rich in flora and fauna.
The area is also well known for its waterways. There are eleven large lakes across Rieti province, which teem with fish and offer magnificent opportunities for a refreshing swim, an afternoon sailing or just a picturesque place to have some lunch.
In winter, Rieti becomes one of central Italy’s most important winter sports locations. The Terminillo Mountain Range is home to the Selvarotonda di Cittareale, which has over 11km of downhill pistes.
The provincial capital, which goes by the same name, is an amazingly sober sort of town, given its slightly sinister feel by its beautiful medieval churches and roman architecture which is surrounded by dark, forested slopes. The main attraction in the town is the surprising underwater Roman bridge.
The main resort in Rieti Province, Italy, is a popular place to take Rieti accommodation. Set at the foot of some of the largest peaks in the area, Leonessa acts as a delightful resort for both skiers in winter and walkers, climbers and riders in the long summer months. The ancient architectural beauty of Leonessa doesn’t hurt its tourist appeal either.
In summer, temperatures in Rieti, Italy, are perfect for a relaxing walking holiday. Temperatures average 28?C, with reliable breezes keeping the air fresh. The evenings are remarkably long and warm, meaning you can easily eat outside in the evening, watching the sun go down over the peaks behind your Rieti letting without having to wrap up warm. In winter, temperatures drop fairly significantly, and snow is not uncommon.
The closest airport to a self catering Rieti villa is the Fiumicino Airport (FCO) which lies around 25km outside of Rome city centre. Flights to Rieti are easily available from a huge range of airlines operating out of Britain, and a flight to Reiti should only take a few hours. Upon your arrival, it is recommended you take a Rieti hire car, as the province is remote and rural, with only fairly good public transport.