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Rieti Travel guide
Rieti : Michelin's recommendations
Rieti, in Lazio, is the geographical centre of Italy, set in the heart of a fertile basin. The town is a good base for visitors who wish to follow in the footsteps of St Francis of Assisi, who preached in the surrounding area (at the Fonte Colombo and La Foresta monasteries) as well as in the neighbouring villages of Greccio and Poggio Bustone.
Tourist attractions Rieti : Things to see and do
Piazza Cesare Battisti I - 02100 Rieti
Flanked by the elegant loggia of the Palazzo del Governo (16C), this square is the monumental centre of Rieti and provides access (through an iron grille) to an attractive public garden where there is a pretty view over the town and its surrounding..
Piazza Cezare Battisti I - 02100 Rieti
This has a 15C porch and an attractive Romanesque campanile erected in 1252. Inside is a fresco depicting the Madonna (1494) and a 12C crypt . Behind the cathedral is the Episcopal palace, built in the 13C characterised by impressive heavily ribbed ..
V. Foresta I - 02100 Rieti
St Francis performed the miracle of the vine and wrote the Canticle of the Creatures here. Visit the wine cellar with the vat that was filled by the miraculous grape as well as the cave where the Saint lived.
piazza Oberdan 5 I - 02100 Rieti
If you are hungry after your day's sightseeing (Rieti is an excellent base for following in the footsteps of St Francis, who lived and preached in the area) then you will appreciate the delicious traditional cuisine served in this restaurant. Special..
piazza Cavour 19 I - 02100 Rieti
piazza San Rufo 25 I - 02100 Rieti
Overlooking a delightful, quiet little square, this romantic, welcoming restaurant serves traditional local specialities, often with an individual flavour. The menu includes some fish dishes, although the house speciality is the maltagliati pasta ser..
via San Mauro 6 I - 02100 Rieti
A wooden ceiling dating from the early 20C crowns the sumptuous dining room of this restaurant, which is heated by an enormous fireplace. The menu features dishes from all around Italy. These include specialities such as risotto with Balsamic vinegar..