Magliano Sabina, Tarano e Vescovio
Percorso in Auto e a Piedi
Number of Stages
This itinerary can take 1 or even 2 days with an overnight stay, depending very much on the time one has available. The itinerary is very varied and offers the possibility to visit 2 villages, of the Lower Sabina, of great artistic interest as well as the beautiful Sanctuary of Vescovio.
The first stop on our route concerns the town of Magliano Sabina, easy to reach from the A1 highway, exit Magliano. The town of Magliano in ancient times belonged to the Roman municipium of Ocriculum.
From 1311 it became a free commune, and in 1495, just near the end of the Middle Ages, at the behest of Pope Alexander Borgia, it became the seat of the Diocese of Sabina.
Like other towns that have developed on the banks of the Tiber, Magliano has relied on the possibilities that the river over the centuries has granted. And as a first port of call, surely the Archaeological Civic Museum offers great points of interest and curiosity. Built by the Lazio Region in 1989, it is housed in the historic home of Palazzo Gori. In the museum great space is given to artifacts dating from the Middle and Upper Paleolithic, sections devoted to Protohistory and the Archaic period. The Hellenistic, Roman and medieval phases on the second floor of the museum. The village is architecturally classic and the views beautiful.
Leaving the village, taking provincial road 54, in the direction of the northwest viaduct Santa Maria, we move to the village of Tarano, about 18 km from Magliano. Tarano is a cosy, typically medieval village on the rolling hills of Sabina, with old stone houses and the unmistakable structure of ancient settlements. A pre-Romanesque cathedral provides space for the beautiful 12th-century bell tower. A welcoming village of typical traditions, it can be an ideal place to refresh oneself and admire the surrounding beauty.
From Tarano, it is a ten-minute drive to the impressive Sanctuary of Vescovio. Undoubtedly, the Sanctuary is the oldest center of both the civil and religious history of the Sabine territory. An ancient Roman city, Forum Novum, with the advent of Christianity, it became the focus of faith. The Sanctuary was founded in the fourth century AD and was the seat of the Sabine bishops until 1495. A beautiful park surrounds the Sanctuary, a destination in spring and summer for privileged walks.