The Abbey of Farfa is a particularly attractive place, filled with peace, serenity and simplicity, as the Benedictine monks who live are simple. It was founded in the Middle Ages. Charlemagne, a few weeks before being crowned in St. Peter’s on December 25, 800, visited the abbey and stayed there. To understand the economic importance of Farfa it is sufficient to think that in the third decade of the ninth century, under the abbot Ingoaldo, it owned a commercial ship exempt from the duties of the Carolingian Empire ports.
It was declared a national monument in 1928, due to the architectural and artistic beauty of the monastery and the basilica, testimony of a more than millennial history between periods of great splendor and periods of decadence or even destruction and dispersion, always followed by rebirths and reconstructions, yes that even today the abbey is a center of culture and spirituality.