The Sabina Hills, unlike the hills of Tuscany and Umbria, may not be as famous, but they are no less beautiful. Situated in the Lazio region, and celebrated for its diverse landscapes: verdant and hilly in the north, rocky and rugged in the south, it also boasts some stunning coastlines and is home to the spectacular city of Rome, which you can visit on a day trip. The village of Selci itself has a handful of shops and a couple of restaurants for your daily needs. And there’s a lovely little church: Chiesa di Santa Lucia devoted to the 4th-century martyr St Lucy, which dates back to before the 8th century. Nearby are many other medieval villages to visit, and a little further on, the splendid town of Viterbo. Walking, cycling or driving around the patchwork of fields, hills and villages of the Sabine Hills is a simple pleasure, and coming across a vineyard or two on the way, the cherry on the cake.