The Farfa river originates from the municipality of
Frasso Sabino and is one of the most important tributaries of the Tiber River
in the Rieti area. The Farfa bathes the county of Monteleone Sabino, Frasso
Sabino, Casaprota Poggio Nativo, Mompeo, Castelnuovo, Fara in Sabina Montopoli where
it has been excavating a natural bridge for centuries. The bridge is now
destroyed but has been called Ponte Sfondato, for a long time.
The Nature Reserve of Nazzano, Tevere- Farfa was
established at the confluence of The
Farfa with the Tiber river in 1979.
The Turano river - the ancient Telonio River, originates
from the mountains of Tarino, upstream of Carsoli. It runs along the valley
surrounding the town of Rocca Sinibalda,
then passes in the gorges of Paganinco and Ascrea. It gives rise to the
lake of the same name and continues its journey until, after about 90
kilometres it reaches the right bank of the Velino river, which flows into the
gates of Rieti; together they continue their run and flow into the Black leap
away from the spectacular waterfall Marmore (165 m high) and form three subsequent
cascades, the first of which is 120 meters high. The waterfall is 52 km away
from Locanda del Frullo and can be reached by car in 50 minutes.
Lake Turan stretches at the foot of Mount Navegna (1506
m), a nature reserve covered with forests. Its main characteristics include
ancient towns and castles which are reflected in the clear waters of the lake.
The town of Colle di Tora and the Castel di Tora are
facing each other half way through the lake; the first one is on the peninsula
and the second one- on the rocky hilltop. Here one can enjoy some of the most
beautiful views in the Lazio region. The other two villages that are situated
at the lake are Ascrea and Paganico Sabino. The lake is 20 km away from Locanda
del Frullo and can be reached by car in 30 minutes.
Lake Salto is very elongated and looks like a huge river
or fjord, and has a very jagged coastline. It faithfully follows the narrow
shape of the valley of Salto and is comprised primarily of the municipality of
Petrella Salto. Part of its waters also fall within the boundaries of the
municipalities of Pescorocchiano, Fiamignano, Varco Sabino and Marcetelli.
The lake is 55 km from Locanda del Frullo and can be
reached by car in 1 hour.
The Natural Reserve of Lakes Lungo and Ripasottile is a
protected area, located in the Rieti plain, which includes the two small lakes
of which the reserve is named after.
The two lakes are surrounded by reeds and hygrophilous
forest areas that are home to numerous species of birds. There are ideal places
for bird watching, where screened observation points allow sighting and
photographic services without causing disturbance to birdlife. You can see
night herons, ferruginous and white herons.
The Reserve is 30 km away from Locanda del Frullo and can
be reached by car in 35 minutes.
Lake Paterno is the pearl of the area; it is a small body
of water nestled in the green. History and nature are inextricably linked here.
It is framed by the village of Paterno, which gives its name to the lake, the
Roman era baths and the remains of the villa where the Roman Emperor Vespasian
came to spend the hot summer months. All is in an equilibrium of enchanting
It is worth visiting Lake Paterno as it is famous for
being the place where some of the most important pages of Italian history were
written, from ancient Umbrian and Sabina civilisations to the historic ride of
Hannibal and the emperors of the Flavian dynasty. Paterno is42 kilometres away and can be reached
by car in 45 minutes.
Piediluco is a picturesque town in the province of Terni,
whose name means "at the foot of the sacred wood." It still retains
its Medieval looks, with its low houses with coloured façadess. It is actually
dislocated in the narrow strip of land that lies between the lake and the
Lake Piediluco which takes its name from the town is so
irregular that it looks like an alpine lake. It is very charming, surrounded by
wooded hills, among which Mount Caperno also called the Echo Mountain, famous
for its large cone-shaped form. This mountain owes its name to the fact that it
is possible to hear a clear echo return thanks to its particular morphology
under favourable conditions. It is 53 km away and can be reached by car in 1
The Baths of Cotilia are located in Velino, the
municipality of Castel Sant'Angelo Valley, about 15 km from Rieti. The area
surrounding the Thermal Complex is characterized by an enormous abundance of
thermal waters that flow from three sources: Vecchi Bagni, Nuovi Bagni e Fonte
del Chiosco which, due to their great capacity, form three lakes. The first,
which is the largest, appears calm and relaxed, while the other two offer
enchanting views of the continuous swirling motion of their waters. The hot
springs are 40 km away from Locanda del
Frullo and can be reached by car in 40 minutes.