Within easy driving distance are: Orvieto and its surrounding wine country; Viterbo and its historic walled centre; Lake Bolsena; the Cascate delle Marmore; Spoleto and the eccentric Parco dei Mostri in neighbouring Bomarzo. Rome can be reached by train from Attigliano railway station in 50 minutes or by road (the Roma Nord A1 motorway exit is 55 km distant from Attigliano).
FIRENZE 180, ROMA 88, VITERBO 24, GUBBIO 129,
BOLSENA 64, SPOLETO 61, TARQUINIA 78, ASSISI 110, ORVIETO 28, PERUGIA 100
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The tourist will be able to visit: the town of Orvieto with its cathedral and rich history;
Bolsena countryside with its Lake and beauty spots; the city of Bolsena , famous worldwide for the Eucharistic Miracle of Corpus Domini; the Etruscan cities of Tarquinia and Vulci and beautiful Sovana with the Etruscan tomb of Ildebranda; Civita di Bagnoregio, the so-called “dying city” for the landslips of the basement in tuff; Viterbo, the city of the Popes and the
Salus thermal baths; the medieval towns of Todi, Assisi, Perugia and Siena – not forgetting Rome and the Tyrrrhenian Sea, with the seasides of Tarquinia Lido and Montalto.
There are many Franciscan convents and churches in Umbria which bear witness to the presence
and miracles of this much-loved saint. For example, the convent and church of Maria Assunta
in Lugnano in Teverina , the convent of the Annunciation in Amelia and the Speco of Sant’Urbano in Narni are all close to Attigliano.
Here we are in the area famous for the production of figs. The traditional cultivation of this product, which was appreciated by the Romans, still continues. The fruit is dried and stuffed with almonds or walnuts, according to a special local method of preparation. There is also a wide variety of game dishes, which are real treats, and finally we should mention grape must biscuits, typical of the grape harvest period.
Today Orvieto, Cittaslow, has made tastiness its banner, giving rise to “Good taste at Orvieto”, an enogastronomic appointment which takes place annually from the end of September to October. Its gastronomic tradition receives impulses and inspiration from the peasant world. .
Terni is famous worldwide not only for its metallurgic industries but also for its unsalted,
naturally risen bread (to be accompanied with the salumi of the Umbrian pork-butchers), and its typical cake “panpepato”, without forgetting truffles, the woodland products, the ciriole (homemade “shoelace” pasta made with flour and water) in a spiced sauce or with mushrooms and the rare and excellent river shrimps, sprinkled with DOP olive oil, produced by Valnerina of Terni.
Ride through woods and fields, in the woods and away from the city smog is a pleasure that you can not give up!
Today riding is a sport in high rise, which favors contact with nature and allows you to establish a beneficial and relaxing with the horse, an animal docile and easy to make friends.
For those who want to practice this sport structures, in Umbria, they are certainly not lacking.
Many riding schools offer the possibility of horse riding and take lessons in horse riding. Nor should we worry about search paths suitable for our excursions.
Due to its shape and the richness of the natural heritage of Umbria we are spoiled for choice. As mentioned, numerous and scattered throughout the region are the stables; from anywhere you can reach one without exceeding the 15-minute drive.
This activity, for obvious reasons, can be booked and carried out by people with some experience and is always held in the presence of an experienced guide and authorized.
Equestrian centers nearby the roscio:
A.S.D. PLAYHORSE CLUB UMBRIA Alviano km 9,5 (10 min.)
Pony Club S.Angelo Amelia km 16 ( 15 min)
Centro Equitazione New Club 2000, Orvieto scalo km 28 (20 min)
Centro Ippico Regno Verde Narni (25 km) (20 min)
The Marmore waterfalls. Guided tours are available along the park tracks but also in the grottos.
The Umbrian Water Festival in the month of May is an experience which should not to be missed.
The WWF Alviano oasis: Birdwatching can be practised with sighting spots from towers, walkways with well-equipped shelters, and even an open-air school hall in the middle of the marsh. The Oasis is open from 1 September to 15 May.
The River Tiber runs through the whole of Umbria from north to south and in fact divides the territory into two parts, which in ancient times underwent differences influences. The Etruscans settled on the right banks of the river, an example is Orvieto (Necropoli del Crocifisso del Tufo), whereas there are many signs on the left banks of the Amelian Roman civilization (polygonal Roman and pre-Roman walls).
The Via Flaminia represented the main route for Roman domination of Umbria and was used also in later times by numerous travellers and pilgrims who moved from the north-east towards Rome. Along the way it is possible to visit numerous places of extraordinary cultural and
panoramic interest, touching mostly ancient cities with historic continuity, including the two Latin colonies of Narni and Spoletium, but also important archaeological sites of towns which
were abandoned in ancient times – Ocriculum, with Roman and Umbrian double faces, and Carsulae – both of which present such well-defined realities as to offer considerable and suggestive spaces in which antiquity can be perfectly understood and appreciated.
Archaelogical sites: Carsulae and the fossil forest of Dunarobba.
The park of Monsters of Bomarzo was devised by the architect Pirro Ligorio (he completed the Cathedral of Saint Peter in Rome after the death of Michelangelo) on commision of Prince Pier Francesco Orsini, called Vicino, only to vent the heart broken at the death of is wife Giulia Farnese…..