Drive 60 km (37 miles) from Rome through the land of the Sabines, a pre-Roman tribe, on your way to the Borgo di Farfa. This small medieval town of winding streets and artisan workshops holds a 1000-year-old Benedictine abbey, famous throughout Europe. Once fabulously wealthy, with a history of swirling upheaval and religious mutinies, a ticking bomb passed back and forth between the Orsini and Farnese families, it is today a bucolic, calm and working monastery. Continue to a Sabine Mountain agriturismo farm for a tour of its pastures and facilities, learning the processes behind olive oil, wine and ricotta cheese making. Enjoy a delicious farm lunch.