Glad to see someone promotingSubmitted by Valentina+c on Wed, 11/18/2009 - 07:29
Glad to see someone promoting a lesser known area of Italy. Thanks for your tips!Could you suggest us any festival / sagra which is not mentioned in the following itinerary?:Itinerary of the Month: Sabina
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More photos of SabinaSubmitted by Sabina on Mon, 11/23/2009 - 08:22
THANK YOUSubmitted by Gala Placidia on Thu, 11/19/2009 - 04:15
Ski ResortSubmitted by Antinello on Thu, 11/19/2009 - 04:57
Ski ResortSubmitted by Sabina on Mon, 11/23/2009 - 07:57
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Its called Terminillo....they have been investing in it recently with a few more lifts and a snow machine (or two?) but I doubt it would offer enough choice of pistes for a week's holiday etc - but for a weekend or day., just to get the skis on - more than adequate. Lots of Roman's head off there on a Sat or Sunday...and I think it has just extended the ski pass area too. For more info, just google Terminillo and they have several sites all about it
Thank you for this. It seemsSubmitted by getsett on Thu, 11/19/2009 - 11:01
difference between n & s LazioSubmitted by Sabina on Mon, 11/23/2009 - 07:54
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Yes, it really is unspoilt...driving around the countryside, especially in the hills it seems impossible that Rome is only about 60 km away...and given that it is only a 20 min detour off the Rome - Florence motorway it still amazes me that it has remained such a secret! I am sure that if you asked 100 people born and bred in Milan where Sabina was, most would look blank and at best, say somehwere near Rome.
Is this the area where theSubmitted by Annec on Thu, 11/19/2009 - 12:39
Is this the area where the Sabine women were from?http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rape_of_the_Sabine_Women
The Sabine womenSubmitted by Sabina on Mon, 11/23/2009 - 07:51
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Yes...this is the place! According to local legend, the reason Romulus chose these women over those from othe nearby tribes was that they had a reputation for being great cooks! Also interesting (well, I think!) is that in Italian they refer to the "ratto" rather than the rape of the Sabines...which actually translates, more or less, as kidnapping with a view to marriage...so perhaps not quite as grim as the idea of a mass rape!
Festas and SagrasSubmitted by Sabina on Mon, 11/23/2009 - 08:09
Wow....what a question! There are just so many of them! Given me a few days and I'll try and come up with some of the best:there are however two websites that tell you whats happening "now": www.sabinainfesta.it and www.gosabina.comwww.sabina.it also gives info about some of the individual towns etc...some of which have been translated into English - but much is in Italian only. Inevitably most of the sagras are food related...local villages famous for a particular type of pasta and sauce...or mushrooms, or oil but there are others...medieval jousts, processions in costume etc etc...