Parco di Monte Peglia e Selva di Meana (S.T.I.N.A)


Villalba Trail

  • Trail Conditions: On foot
  • Interest: Panorama
  • Departure: Villalba
  • Duration: 5 hour/s
  • Difficulty Level: E - Hiking (level)
  • Length: 13.4 km

This trail stretches along the borderline between Umbria, Latium and Tuscany, in one of the best-preserved natural areas of the whole territory of Orvieto. The starting point is in Villalba Park, a 25 hectares woodland, which in springtime is rich in countless varieties of orchids. The park is provided with a picnic area, with tables and benches, as well as with refreshment and recreational facilities. From here, take the unsurfaced road that goes northwards, as far as Podere Casanova; then, after Podere Fargneto, cross the oak and turkey-oak woods – it is rich in a very interesting wild fauna. You can make a small detour to visit the nearby S. Pietro Acquaeortus, i.e. a very old hamlet whose origins probably date back to the Roman times, when it was a temple; in the 11th century it became a Benedictine monastery subjected to the Convent of Abbadia S. Salvatore, then, in the 17th century it was abandoned. Walk on as far as Podere Spiagge and Casa Celvio, then down to Fosso di Villalba; walk uphill for another 500 m, go past the olive groves near Podere Fallo, until you get at Podere Granaro. From here, the trail runs 3 km approximately, through the luxuriant vegetation of Vallicella maquis, before leading you back to Villalba Park.

Village of San Pietro Acquaeortus - Municipality of Allerona
Village of San Pietro Acquaeortus - Municipality of Allerona
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