"Ora et Labora", "Cruce et aratro": these are the fundamental rules that have always inspired the work of the Cistercians in the Abbey of Chiaravalle di Fiastra. An effort that, over hundreds of years, has created an invaluable heritage and has added further value to this territory.
Fiastra Abbey Nature Reserve was established to safeguard the lands that belonged to the Cistercians and that have been shaped over the centuries. Here it is still possible to enjoy a pleasant and hospitable environment, that is able to convey the image of a harmonious relationship between human beings and nature.
Furthermore, Chiaravalle di Fiastra Abbey offers visitors its almost intact buildings which are still inhabited by the monks, and the opportunity to be involved in an evocative spiritual atmosphere.
Thanks to its characteristics, Fiastra Abbey Nature Reserve preserves a precious heritage to be enjoyed as a whole, but also to be protected and treasured for future generations. The Giustiniani-Bandini Foundation, which owns the territory and manages the Nature Reserve, has always been working to improve services and facilities, and to safeguard the environment and the precious historical-architectonic vestiges of the past.
In addition to neat and well-tended lawns, the long-distance nature trails, the forest and the magnificent Cistercian Abbey, Fiastra Abbey Nature Reserve provides other interesting attractions: the Farm Museum, the Archaeological Collection, and the Wine Museum.
A wide range of facilities will ensure an enjoyable stay: an Information desk where you can book guided tours to the Reserve and discover the whole territory of Macerata Province, a Visitor Centre, a picnic area, a free wifi area, a camper service, a riding centre, bike hire, a nature trail for people with restricted mobility or visual impairment, bird hides (some with easy access), numerous benches in scenic locations, wide car parks, toilets, bars, restaurants, pizzerias, gift shops and different types of accommodation.