The material used could range from utilitarian rattan to expensive fabrics.The date of this invention is not known, but it was familiar to the Arabs as early as the 8th century.
The Duomo (Cathedral) was built around 1100, but reconstructed in later times.
Next to it stands a bell tower, followed by the Palazzo Vescovile (Bishop's Palace), built in the 13th Century.
Monte Terminillo and at Leonessa are the local go-tos for winter sports, and boast well-appointed facilities for ski lovers.
For hiking enthusiasts, plenty of nature trails run among the mountain peaks and grassy valleys, whence one can also enjoy fine views over the valleys of Rieti and Leonessa.
Among those deserving a mention are Macchiatimone in Pescorocchiano, with the remains of its Medieval castle; the Fortress of the Castle of Corvara in Borgorose, dating from the 10th-11th Century; the Castle of Collalto; and Torre del Castello Postmontem in Fara in Sabina, also home to the Abbey of Farfa, considered one of the most important artistic and historical monuments in Rieti Province.
A province that offers so much on the artistic and natural side, Rieti is of no less interest for those seeking recreation or relaxation.In the colonial age, the word came to be used in British India and elsewhere in the tropical and subtropical world for a large swinging fan, fixed to the ceiling, and pulled by a coolie, called the punkah wallah in India, during hot weather.To cover a larger area, such as in an office or a courthouse, a number of punkahs could be connected together by strings so that they would swing in unison. In its original sense in South Asia, punkah typically describes a handheld fan made from a single frond of palmyra palm or a woven square of bamboo strips, rattan or other plant fibre, that can be rotated or fanned. These small handheld devices are still used by millions when ceiling fans stop working during frequent power outages. The word pankha originated from pankh, the wings of a bird which produce a draft when flapped.Finally, the Sanctuary of Poggio Bustone is remembered as the departure point for the Franciscans’ peace mission.