Castelnuovo di Farfa is a small village not too far from Rieti. If you are nearby, you have to take a short break and immerse yourself in the discovery of the city center.
At La Sabina nel Cuore we have a great passion for promoting our territory.
This is the reason why we have decided discover with you the small and large villages of the Sabina.
With the hope of encouraging you to visit our territory and, why not, make you fall in love with those places that make Sabina a “little” jewel of Central Italy.
Castelnuovo di Farfa
We decided to start with the discovery of this village as it is here that we opened the first office of the “Agenzia Immobiliare Sabina”.
The “museo dell’olio della Sabina”
Inside this village you can find the “Museo dell’olio della Sabina”. The museum, inaugurated in 2001, hosts the works of the Sardinian artist Maria Lai and tell the story of the oil production.
Open on weekends it is absolutely a place to discover. The ticket for the Sabina oil museum includes a visit to the early medieval church of San Donato, a deconsecrated church. Restored in the late 1990s, this church is located in the open countryside.
The church of this small town is the church of San Nicola di Bari. Which you can find not too far from the oil museum. San Nicola di Bari is also the patron saint of the town, celebrated in this village on the 6th of December.
Palazzo Salustri Galli
Palazzo Salustri-Galli, with an adjoining Italian garden, is another beautiful structure in this village. Unfortunately, it is not possible to visit the inside but it is worth a look if you are passing through.
The village hosts several accommodation facilities. If you decide to stop and eat or stay overnight, we recommend that you visit the Castelnuovo di Farfa tourism page.
The restaurants and hotels are mostly run by locals.
If you are in Castelnuovo during the spring and summer seasons, and you are in the mood for a bit of adventure, we recommend that you visit the “Gole del Farfa” and the “Ponte Romano”.
Absolutely essential: sneakers, a camera and a great desire to immerse yourself in nature.
At La Sabina nel Cuore we like eating and trying new dishes and therefore, to conclude this article in the best possible way, we must mention the typical dish of this Sabina village: the fregnacce con la persa.
Every year, in August, Castelnuovo celebrates the festival of “fregnacce con la persa”. The “persa”, so called in the local dialect, is the marjoram; and the “fregnacce” are a typical egg pasta of the country.
How to arrive to Castelnuovo di Farfa
From Rieti: via the Via Salaria
From Rome: via the highway and along a stretch of Via Salaria
The village remains on the provincial road and is easily accessible.
Absolutely not to be missed, in the surroundings of Castelnuovo di Farfa: Farfa, Fara in Sabina, Salisano, Mompeo, Poggio Mirteto.
We recommend that you take a look at our blog to find out more about other Sabine villages.