Riserva Naturale Orientata Monte Altesina


Points of Interest

History, Landscape, and Man

Mt. Altesina, whose summit offers us a 360 degree view, has been without a doubt used by man since the Bronze Age and the early Iron Age to dig its graves. Finds of Sicilian and Greek pottery witness the passage of different populations; in the surroundings, it is still possible to see the ruins of the settlements dating back to the 1st millennium BC. The summit of this mountain was mainly used to watch over the ways of penetration, but also as a shelter for the local population during the invaders' raids. The site was characterized by human settlements until the late Norman period.

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