The foothills are marked by the Mediterranean maquis made up of the common and red juniper, the hawthorn, thorns, broom and blackthorn. Descending, you will reach hills with their agricultural landscapes, arable crops and olive trees.
The wild fauna, instead, includes few fallow and roe deer, but also wild boars, foxes, porcupines, badgers and squirrels. The resident and migrating birds include different species of falcons such as the goshawk and the short-toed eagle, buzzards, owls, little owls, kestrels, jays, green woodpeckers, nuthatches, serin, goldfinches, great tits and blackcaps.
Distinctive features of the territory are the important historical remains throughout the area, that confirm the the presence of man in this area since ancient times: proto-historical castles, Etruscan tombs, ruins of castles, aqueducts and ancient snow cisterns integrate in perfect harmony with the surrounding landscape.
These features make the Park of Mount Tezio an ideal place to go trekking and hiking, thanks to the many itineraries suitable not only for anyone who loves the outdoors, but also for all those interested in art and history.
Immerse yourself in a world of old mule tracks, woods, monumental trees, striking landscapes with breathtaking sunsets over Lake Trasimeno. And you will also see birds, pastures, rocks of different shapes, creeks and waterfalls, wth the roars, noises and smells to stimulate all the senses, in the peaceful natural setting, throughout the year.
Along the route are small villages, country churches, towers, castles with their history and archaeological sites of the ancient civilizations settled here, in a borderland and a meeting point between Umbrians and Etruscans.
For further information:
Flyer of the 2012 Events organized by the Tezio Mountains’ Association
2nd guide of Paths, castles and parishes of the Perugia area. Texts by Francesco Brozzetti
Tezio Mountains’ Cultural Association