The park of the ruins of Monterano
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A little history
A rich territory of history and nature. Between deep Walloons recorded in the land of tufo and wide pianori sommita them, emerge the ruins of Monterano. Abandoned to aim seven hundred, the center terribly renders the traces of millenia of history visible and evocative. An Etruscan, medieval and baroque flourishing last that survive dipped in a rigogliosa vegetation and left free to adorn ruins and palaces, it inhabits from vixens and istrici to you and flies over to you from nibbi and poiane.
Calm route the one which gives Monterano Channel leads to the ruins of the old country and crosses the territory of omonima the Reservoir Natural Regional Monterano. The calm route, through forre, torrents, glades and small wood door to the discovery of one rich zone of history (numerous the testimonies of the period estrusco) and of particular naturalistic interest in a typical territory of the atmosphere to collinare of Mounts of the Tolfa. The distance does not introduce difficulty.
Remaining on the path, exceeded the bridge that guada the fiumiciattolo, it is reached the open, where the odore of sulfur us door towards some polle of solforosa water:
atmosphere that is diffused also in the surrounding territory
To sides the rests of abandoned mines are found, popolate from bats. Without to feed endured the path that on the right leads to the old abandoned city of Monterano, it is right to continue on the main road where, before arriving on the bridge on the Mignone river, one spalletta rich of spontaneous orchidee of the sort Ophris and Anacamptis is caught up pyaramidalis. With a little attention it is possible to observe also the orchidea Himantoglossum adriaticum, from the unusual shape.
It returns to you behind, exceeded the cliff dictates of the Indian for its strange shape, the marked path is taken passing for ginestre in flower and hawthorns. The climb does not introduce no difficulty, and in the distance it can be accompanies to you from flight of numerous rapaci that popolano the forre. Easier to observe those diurnals, like the poiana, the nibbio real, nibbio tawny and the sparviero, practically impossible to make the acquaintance with those nocturnes, like the gufo, the allocco, the horned owl and the barn owl. If to enjoy the show in sky the gheppio that ago the "Saint spirit" is relatively easy, the flight of the rarest lanner is true scoop a classified one to most fortunate.
IGM maps of area http://www.giuseppetanzilli.it/bracciano/bruno/page7.html
text form : ARCOBALENO, http://www.arcobaleno.net/turismo/monterano.htm,