What's on in Sabina this weekend (3rd/4th December 2011)

Because it's never too early to start planning for next weekend ;-) Here are a few ideas to get you started if you are in Sabina from Friday 2nd - Sunday 4th December 2011.


Group hike in the Monte Soratte Nature Reserve | Saturday 3rd December 2011
5km / 6.5 hour walk along the ridge and up to the summit of Monte Soratte. Breathtaking views of the Tiber Valley, lower Sabina and surrounding areas. Walking shoes are mandatory. Bring a packed lunch!

Where: Meet in front of the 'centro informazioni' in Piazza Italia in Sant'Oreste at 10am
When: Saturday 3rd December, 10am - 4.30pm.
How much: 6 Euros pp (Book in advance on 329.8194632 or info@avventurasoratte.com)
More info: here (Italian / some English)


Photo: Paolo Fefe

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Christmas Market | Saturday 3rd December - Sunday 4th December 2011
Christmas gifts, crafts and sweets. Nativity scene and local produce including bread, honey liqueurs and roast chestnuts.

Where: Forano (Piazza Vittorio Emanuele / Via San Martino)
When: Saturday 3rd December - Sunday 4th December 2011
Opening times: Saturday starts at 2pm, Sunday at 9am. Lunch with Polenta at 1pm on Sunday
How much: Free entrance
More info: here (Poster in Italian)

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Festival of new olive oil | Saturday 3rd-Sunday 4th December 2011
Lots to do at this festa, including cookery demonstrations, stalls selling local produce, guided tours to the largest olive tree in Europe (11am, 2pm, 4pm), food, drink and entertainment.

Where: Canneto
When: Saturday 3rd December 2011 - Sunday 4th December 2011
Opening times: Opens at 9am both days with local 'Sabini' dressed in traditional costumes
How much: Free entrance
More info: here (Italian)

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Exhibition: 150 years of a United Italy | Opens Friday 2nd December 2011
Opening day of an exhibition at the council hall in Magliano Sabina - 'Rieti and its territory: 150 years of history in the United Italy'.

Where: Magliano Sabina Council hall (Sala Consiliare)
When: Friday 2nd December - Sunday 11th December 2011
Opening times: Opens at 10am on Friday 2nd. For the remaining days it is open every day 9am - 1pm. It is also open 3pm - 6pm on Mondays and Thursdays.
How much: Free entrance
More info: here (Poster in Italian)

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Feast day for Saint Barbara | Sunday 4th December 2011
The feast day or 'festa del patrono' for Santa Barbara will feature a procession, stalls with artisan crafts, local foods and entertainment.

Where: Scandriglia
When: Sunday 4th December 2011
Opening times: 9am - 9pm
How much: Free entrance

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Art exhibition - Armando Orfeo | Opens Saturday 3rd December 2011
Beautiful, dream-like paintings by artist and illustrator Armando Orfeo. The exhibition is entitled 'The Travelling Apprentice'.

Where: Rieti (Studio7 Arte Contemporanea, via Pennina 19)
When: Saturday 3rd December 2011, 5pm (Opening night) – finishes 30th December 2011
Opening times: Thursday – Saturday 5pm – 8pm
How much: Free entrance
More info: here (Italian)



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Observatory open evening | Saturday 3rd December 2011
The observatory in Frasso Sabino will be open to the public, with a session in the planetarium, observations through a telescope and entry to the museum.

Where: Frasso Sabino (Link in Google Maps)
When: Saturday 3rd December 2011
Opening times: 5.45pm-8.30pm
How much: Free, no booking required
More info: here (Italian)

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'Christmas in the Villages' | Sunday 4th December 2011
Music, food and Entertainment in the historic centre of the village of Tarano. Jugglers, artists, children's entertainment, candy floss, mulled wine and snacks.

Where: Tarano
When: Sunday 4th December 2011
Opening times: 'Dall'alba al tramonto' (from sunrise to sunset)
How much: Free
More info: here (Italian)


Photo: Benessere on Flickr

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2 comments:

Pete said...

I can totally recommend the first one, the hike up Monte Soratte. The views are spectacular up there, plus there's more history up there than you'd imagine.

Monti Sabini said...

I agree Pete, it sounds fantastic... so many times I have been looking up at Monte Soratte, it would be nice to look down from it for a change!

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