Towards the upper right corner of this map of Lazio, you will find the town of Posta. It is on the Via Salaria, a major road that leads to Rome, but not a highway.
The closest village to Posta is Borbona. You can cycle to Borbona in 20-30 minutes from Posta. Borbona is another small town where they have a butcher and a pastry shop. Two luxuries you might start to miss should you not see them often enough.
It’s a very quiet place, at least in autumn, and, just like in Posta, the shops are open in the morning until 1:00PM and then they reopen in the evening at 4:00PM and close around 8:00.
There’s a small lake on the way to Borbona. The water is quite clear and people do fish there. There is also a slaughterhouse on the way, and that is where both the butchers get their meat.
In the town of Posta there are 3 shops, two restaurants, a post office, a bank, a pharmacy and a hairdresser.
On the hairdresser’s door it is written, “If I’m not here, call me!” and it has her mobile number on display. Every shop seems to keep different hours, but if you get there before 12, you should be fine.
Last but not least I had the great honor of meeting a very talented poet who has an agriturismo here, aptly named “dal Poeta“. The poet, Paolo Santini, performs what is known as “Canto a Braccio”, an old pastoral tradition that involves improvisation and keeping to a strict rhyming scheme.
They have competitions of Canto a Braccio around Italy and in one of the videos I saw from last year in Borbona, one of the poets went up against an Italian rapper and that really got the crowd excited.