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There's more to the Farfa Abbey than the church itself. They've built up a whole little town... read more

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Samantha A
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This is my number #1 spot for a day tour! The village of Farfa is tiny..only one street really but... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2018
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3 weeks ago
8 Oct 2018
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Via del Monastero 1, 02032, Fara in Sabina, Italy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There's more to the Farfa Abbey than the church itself. They've built up a whole little town outside with market stands, shops and cafes. Follow signs and ask locals how to arrive - DO NOT FOLLOW GOOGLE MAPS! It will take you on a country...More

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Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

This is my number #1 spot for a day tour! The village of Farfa is tiny..only one street really but a huge basilica where weddings are booked back to back. Rumor has it, that it used to be the Popes Summer Home. There is a...More

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Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

This has to be one of the loveliest spots in the countryside around Rome. Well preserved in every aspect, Italy as it was.

Thank Julia G
Reviewed 23 July 2017

The Abbey with its chruch is a jewel, the museum was a disappointment - entry only with guided tours in Italian, which focus on the history in front of painted scenes designed for school classes, but skip the best parts of the museum.

Thank cf0lk
Reviewed 26 October 2016

The abbey church is beautiful and clearly historically important. I loved the way that, when restoration removed the render from the façade, they've exposed lumps of ancient carving (sarcophagi) used in the building. Unfortunately although the church is free, access to the abbey is only...More

1  Thank CarolineSiddons
Reviewed 14 October 2016

A nice hot sunny September day spent here. Plenty of car park space. We wandered round the abbey and a book fair that was on. There's a decent café for elevensies and a restaurant where we had a good lunch - my sister loved her...More

1  Thank David M
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Visited with children age 7 and 9. Pretty setting and church but to be honest with younger children i'd skip the tour. All in Italian with no effort to welcome others despite my attempts to introduce us.you cannot go around alone. Church is free and...More

1  Thank JuliaBaron
Reviewed 22 March 2016

In the Sabine Hills approximately one hour from Rome is this beautiful Abbey of St. Mary in Farfa. The Catholic church is beautiful with mosaic tiled floors and pulpit. I was told later no photos in the church. It also closes at 1 p.m. This...More

1  Thank trvlprincss
Reviewed 17 January 2016

Farfa is a delightful, if a bit touristic, place to visit when you need a break from the crowds of Rome. It's set in green hills and surrounded by woods. The small 'borgo' is dominated by the abbey, which you can take a guided tour...More

1  Thank aprilevent
Reviewed 10 November 2015

We enjoyed the entire complex at the Abby. Of special interest was being able to attend Sunday Mass there. It was wonderful. After mass we walked through the entire complex and checked out their store full of wonderful honeys.

1  Thank Traveler7010
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Response from LoveTravel312396 | Reviewed this property |
By bus or find a private tour....Do you live here? I’m at Villa Sofia about 20 min other side of Salaria. Are you living here or are you flexible to stay overnight up here? If you take train to Fara Sabina I can pick you up... More