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Tuesday 24 October 2017
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Monte Tezio: a Natualist's Paradise


Not part of the beaten tourist trail, Mugnano and its inhabitants still live according to the age-old pace dictated by farming and the seasons. The mere thousand inhabitants of this small village still talk a language that is rich in agricultural references and metaphors, making Mugnano a place that offers a simple but traditional welcome to visitors. A paradise for nature lovers.

All-Round Satisfaction for Nature Lovers
Rich in fossils, this area offers a broad range of attractions for those interested in being in touch with nature. Bird lovers will be able to catch sight of harriers, buzzards, kestrels, goshawks, sparrow hawks, magpies, green woodpeckers, tree-creepers, varieties of chaffinch, tits and warblers. Those who prefer examining wild animal trails will be able to find tracks left by squirrelss, badgers, stoats, weasels, porcupines, foxes, hares and other small mammals, alon with the unmistakable traces left by boar. The luckiest stalkers may catch a glimpse of the elusive roebuck.

But man's traces also abound in this area, from rural Etruscan settlements to Medieval acqueducts and a number of scattered farmhouses, some of which date back to the 14th century and indicate just how developed rural life in the area was like at that time.

The Locanda del Brigante serves delicious home cooking at Strada Ponte d’Oddi 109/111 Montegrillo Perugia, tel. 075.44.852.

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