Food and festivals in the Sabine Hills

Buon appetito!

Buon appetito!

The Sabine Hills are acquiring a reputation as a great destination for food lovers. It’s usually easy to eat well all over Italy, but in the Sabina you are really spoiled for choice.

Within 10-15 minutes drive of the villa you’ll find a great range of places to eat: from one of Lazio’s highest rated organic restaurants, pizza baked in a wood oven and served under the trees, an elegant venue with a michelin starred chef. The bar in the nearby village of Poggio Catino has some fabulous gelato, and people come from miles around to enjoy it together with the view.

While you’re here you’ll want to sample the olive oil for which the Sabine hills have been famous since Roman times, and you’ll also find excellent local meat and cheeses, as well as locally grown fruit and vegetables. We’re always happy to help our guests with suggestions for where to find the best!

The Sabine Hills are also well known for their village festivals, pretty much every weekend somewhere in the Sabina is holding a festival to celebrate a local speciality: porcini mushrooms, chestnuts, wild asparagus, handmade pasta. Tables are put out in the piazza, outdoor kitchens are set up, and entire villages sit down to eat. If you’d like to join in just keep your eye on Villa degli Armeni’s Facebook page for up to date local events.