Here are a few towns and places of interest within easy reach from our property.
PLACES AND TOWNS
Corbara Lake (8 km) – An artificial lake created by the damming of the Tiber river. The lake is part of the protected area of the Tiber River Park, an ideal place for lovers of nature and fishing. This is a very impressive scenario, in particular the stretch from Todi to the barrier called “Forello Gorge” where the winding river slowly flows between vertical walls of rock. Around the lake are small charming villages, such as the town of Corbara, which gives its name to the lake, the village of Civitella del Lago, a picturesque Umbrian village where the original Museo dell’Ovo Pinto is (Painted Eggs Museum). It is a collection of eggs decorated by artists from around the world.
Baschi (2 km) – A lovely Umbrian village with a wonderful historical center. Its countryside is home to an interesting Antiquarium where visitors can enjoy archaeological ruins of Roman origin in the area of Scoppieto. This site of approximately 1700 square meters retains traces of an ancient village that was probably founded in the Augustan age.
Montecchio (11 km) – Another typical Umbrian village, which is notable for the presence of its Etruscan necropolis and the Bartolomei Museum of Olive Oil that offers a chance to taste and visit an exhibition of old machinery for the collection and processing of the olives
Orvieto (15 km) – Definitely the most important and large town around our property, Orvieto is an Umbrian town among the richest in history and monuments, it is distinguished by its striking position on a raised rocky plateau. Among the attractions of the city are the magnificent cathedral (one of the most beautiful Gothic-Romanesque cathedrals of Italy, which includes significant works of arts such as the frescoes by Signorelli), Torre del Moro, Palazzo del Popolo, the Well of St. Patrick, as well as numerous churches of various eras and styles and Orvieto Underground. For more information about the city of Orvieto, please refer to www.orvietoviva.com
Todi (30 km) – Umbrian town rich in art and history that gave birth to Jacopone, an early Italian dialect poet. The old town offers scenarios such as Piazza del Popolo, Palazzo dei Priori and the Cathedral. Other interesting tourist attractions are the church of S. Fortunato and the Marian Sanctuary of Consolazione.
Civita di Bagnoregio (21 km) – A small Medieval village of Tuscia (northern Lazio), inserted in the guide of the most beautiful villages in Italy, now almost completely deserted, a condition that earned him the nickname of “dying town”. Its old narrow streets, old buildings and the natural scenery surrounding it make it a veritable open air museum.
Perugia (70 km) – Umbria’s capital city, home of chocolate, with its beautiful old town and its historic landmarks like Fontana Maggiore and the Palazzo dei Priori. Perugia is a cosmopolitan and dynamic city, as well as the scene of important international events as Umbria Jazz and Eurochocolate.
Bolsena Lake (30 km) – A volcanic lake and one of the largest in Italy, often reported among the cleanest lakes in Europe. It is ideal for those who love and enjoy lake tourism. Along the perimeter of the lake there are several villages among which the most significant are the town of Bolsena with clear Etruscan origins and characterized by the beautiful Monaldeschi Castle, Montefiascone, other important center of Tuscia in Viterbo and the village of Capodimonte from the small harbor where you can take boats for sightseeing trips on the lake.
Assisi (80 km) – the city of Saint Frances with the famous Basilica, a fine example of Umbrian architecture and symbol of the city itself, a central attraction in this region. The Basilica houses the relics of the Saint and is visited each year by many religious pilgrims. Noteworthy is also the church of Santa Chiara and the imposing Rocca Maggiore.
Terni and Marmore Falls (59 km) – Terni is the second Umbrian city and its provincial capital city, modern and dynamic, located in the south of Umbria and surrounded by high hills from the wild Valnerina. The city has a neat old downtown with Renaissance palaces and just outside the city, is the beautiful church of San Valentino. Also a few miles from Terni are the Marmore waterfalls, an attraction for nature lovers and hikers. The waterfall with its nearly 170 meters in altitude is the highest in Europe.
ROUTES AND NATURE TRAILS
Natural attractions and itineraries for nature lovers and sports activities near Tenuta Copio.
The Gorge of Prodo – Near the Medieval village of Prodo, is this natural gorge (also known as Fosso Campione), an unspoiled environment where a clear stream flows rapidly between vertical walls creating canyons that are ideal for sports such as rafting and canyoning.
Grotta della Piana (Cave) – Located near the village of Titignano, on the shores of Lake Corbara, this cave is an ancient natural cavity of tectonic origin within which wind blows through narrow passages between stalactites and stalagmites. The cave can be visited with a guided tour by appointment.
Trekking and mountain bikes – In the surrounding of Tenuta Copio there are several paths for walking or mountain biking.