The 10 Best Things to Do in Rieti, Italy

July 17, 2017 Carley Gatson

Rieti (Italian: [ˈrjɛːti]; Latin: Rĕā́tĕ) is a city and comune in Lazio, central Italy, with a population of 47,700. It is the capital of province of Rieti and see of the diocese of Rieti, as well as the modern capital of the Sabina region.
Restaurants in Rieti

1. Rieti's Underground

Via Pellicceria 5, 02100, Rieti, Italy +39 347 727 9591
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4.5 based on 498 reviews

Rieti's Underground

Strolling along via Roma, the city’s main street full of beautiful shops and historic palazzos, it is hard to imagine that below the street level there is an extraordinary world waiting to be discovered , consisting of the sturdy arches of the Roman viaduct. This work, built in the third century B.C., was created to bring the street up to a level high enough to avoid flooding and Via Salaria becoming a swamp. This was the ancient salt route entering town and leading to the forum in todays piazza Vittorio Emanuele II. The structure consists of grandiose roman vaults, incorporated into a few noble residences, reminiscent of the city of Rieti’s past. Guided tours are often organized in loco upon request, even for small groups.

Reviewed By MalenyNikki - Maleny

Our tour guide, Rita - a native of Rieti, provided an informative and interesting dialogue of the underground structures lying beneath the busy streets of Rieti. The immense space and history from its early Roman beginnings to its use as a bomb shelter during the war brought the tour to life in a meaningful way. The use of some of the area as an art installation showing how music can be created from everyday items was very interesting.
A return visit in two years time to see what further exploration and reconstruction has taken place would be very worthwhile.

2. Greccio

Rieti, Italy
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4.5 based on 280 reviews

Greccio

Reviewed By MisseyK - Colchester, United Kingdom

There was a trail of murals/ paintings on the walls by various artist but this did nothing to improve our initial impression on arriving in the village: everything was too clean, too white, too perfect. There was no atmosphere despite the fact there was a wedding taking place whilst we were there. Very disappointed.

3. Santuario di Fonte Colombo

Via Colombo Fonte 40, 02100, Rieti, Italy +39 0746 210125
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4.5 based on 105 reviews

Santuario di Fonte Colombo

Reviewed By lud2006 - Las Vegas, Nevada

We passed the sign several times on the way to other Saint Francis sights the the Rieti area. We finally made a decision to stop and glad we did. Well preserved among the many Franciscan churches and sanctuaries in the area.

4. Centro Storico di Rieti

Rieti, Italy
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4 based on 277 reviews

Centro Storico di Rieti

Reviewed By Glenys C - Cugnoli, Italy

The Cathedral is worth a visit. Rieti is a city surrounded by ancient walls. Some work going on in the centre but still lots to see. Unfortunately the underground doesn't open for visits very often so best to check beforehand. Take a look at the shops in Via Roma, stop off at one of many bars or restaurants. Piazza S.Rufo is said to be the centre of Italy.

5. Lago del Salto

Rieti, Italy
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4.5 based on 103 reviews

Lago del Salto

Reviewed By Sharon_zz - Tel Aviv, Israel

This is an artificial lake created in 1940 when the Dam was built. It was done in order to save the Cicolano Vally from being flood by the Salto River. You can park the car by the side of the road and walk carefully to the dam. We can drive uphill and get a splendid view of the lake.

6. Tenuta La Tacita

S.P. 48 Km. 15,500 - Vocabolo Palombara | Località Miniera - Roccantica, 02040, Rieti, Italy +39 0765 63626
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4.5 based on 78 reviews

Tenuta La Tacita

Reviewed By francesco f - London, United Kingdom

This place has an amazing 20 thousand square metre rose garden named Vacunae Rosae with over 6 thousand rose bushes and more than 5 thousand different varieties.
I really suggest to visit it if you love nature and good food. In fact this place also host a double Michelin star chef’s restaurant, where you can taste high-quality organic dishes prepared in a contemporary style. All the organic products come from the on-site allotment.
I really suggest to visit it!

7. Teatro Flavio Vespasiano

Via Garibaldi, Rieti, Italy
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4.5 based on 49 reviews

Teatro Flavio Vespasiano

Reviewed By John G - New York City, New York

The Flavio Vespasiano Theater is the main theater in Rieti . It was inaugurated on September 20, 1893 , after ten years of work and refinements under the direction of Milanese architect Achille Sfondrini . It is titled to the emperor Tito Flavio Vespasiano

8. Monte Terminillo

Situato a 20 km da Rieti, Rieti, Italy
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4 based on 175 reviews

Monte Terminillo

Reviewed By Natsch - Washington DC, District of Columbia

Only an hour drive away from Rome, Monte Terminillo is a great place to escape the crowded and noisy capital. A perfect place for hiking (from easy to hard trails), you can even see wild horses, eagles and other rare animals. Season for hiking is May to September. If you feel more comfortable with skiing or snowboarding, the winter season starts in December (check snow reports prior to go). A couple of Hotels and B&B's are available during the main seasons.

9. Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta

02100, Rieti, Italy
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4.5 based on 41 reviews

Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta

Reviewed By Andrew K - Jersey City, New Jersey

My wife and I found the few frescos the most interesting part of this Cathedral -- seems like most were overpainted a few hundred years ago with typical religious painting, too bad. Spoleto's Cathedral was much better.

10. Sabine Hills

Rieti, Italy 328-863-5716-347-779-3999
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4.5 based on 35 reviews

Sabine Hills

Reviewed By Laraine B - Lot et Garonne

This is still an undiscovered part of Italy just an hour north of Rome. It is stunningly beautiful, with hill top towns that have stood for centuries, olive groves and winding paths going down around the hills. It certainly rivals Tuscany for natural vistas. Food is local cuisine, fresh ingredients and always friendly service, even when you only have 5 words of Italian. This is not Rome and few speak English.

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