A self-guided hike through the Sabine Hills, ending in Rome. Start in the hilltop medieval town of Contigliano, then explore the hills and villages - Casperia, Mompeo, Farfa Abbey. Local cuisine and delightful hosts.
Grade: Medium or easy-medium
Medieval villages and Rome, the Eternal City
Only an hour north of Rome rise the Sabine Hills: an ancient landscape, recognizable to the countrymen and women of Roman times. Around the edge of the hills is an extraordinary richness of medieval building. Some of your overnight stays are in small pensions, where your hosts will cook wonderfully varied meals for you showing off the best of the local produce. The others include a delightful B&B, a beautifully converted palazzetta and – we feel – one of the best-kept secrets in Rome, Roberta de Palma’s wonderfully central yet quietly situated B&B. Walked by On Foot staff: Simon, Debbie (and Thomas), Emma and Mary
Maximum party size: Eight, without itinerary variation.
Standard option (as per "Itinerary": 6 nights, though you could extend your stay in Rome.
Alternative 6-night holiday: Spend an extra night in either Casperia, Misciani or Mompeo - see itinerary for possible activities on your free day - and miss out Rome.
5 nights - miss out Rome
4 nights - miss one night in Mompeo and Rome. With a late flight out of Rome the entire route can be walked.
Self-Guiding introduction by Stefano Fassone (subject to his availability) - accompanying you on your first one or two walking days, or guiding services for whole walking route. See "Prices".