Tevere and Sabina
The Tiber Valley and Sabina areas are two historical-geographic regions to the North, North East of the capital.
The Tiber Valley (Valle del Tevere) includes 20 municipalities most of which are dotted along the main roads. East of the Via Cassia, on the Flaminia, there is a veritable goldmine of archaeological discoveries, as well as along the Via Tiberina, hugging the northern bank of the Tiber, and the Nomentana, which used to be called the Ficulensis as it led to the city of Ficulea.
In this area you will find the municipalities of Campagnano, Capena, Castelnuovo di Porto, Civitella San Paolo, Fiano Romano, FIlacciano, Fonte Nuova, Formello, Magliano Romano, Mazzano Romano, Mentana, Morlupo, Nazzano, Ponzano Romano, Riano, Rignano Flaminio, Sacrofano, Sant’Oreste and Torrita Tiberina.
There are also plenty of natural attractions such as the Treja Valley Park and the Nazzano-Tevere-Farfa and Mount Soratte Nature Reserves. And of course you can see remains of past civilisations at the Vejo Archaeological Park, the Lucus Feroniae and the Volusii Villa.
Sabina covers the area between the Provinces of Rome and Rieti. The Roman side of Sabina represents virtually 40% of the entire region and includes the municipalities of Monteflavio, Montelibretti, Monterotondo, Montorio Romano, Moricone, Nerola, Palombara Sabina and Sant’Angelo Romano.
The road once used as the salt trade route towards the Apennine regions, the Salaria, is the main road running through this territory. Sabina has a very strong sense of identity and is one of the most important areas for the production of olive oil in the Province of Rome.