THE PARK OF THE ETRUSCANS
This area lies mid way between Rome and Tuscany and it boasts both the scenic countryside of the latter and the historical background of the first.
The Marturanum Park is a natural reserve of approximately 1000 hectares located next to the village of Barbarano Romano. It preserves an incredible variety of plants and animals. The scarce human presence contributes to the wild aspect of the park and hides a huge amount of Etruscan tombs, around 2000!
What is special here is that we do not only have burial places, which is usually the case when we talk of the Etruscans, but also some remains of their urban structures, in San Giovenale.
We suggest to reach this area by horseback ride, a very evocative excursion to enjoy the peculiar landscape of tuff rocks, streams, gorges and clayey hills. A hike is also a possibility. A grill lunch might be the perfect end to this jaunt, if you like rural and genuine experiences.