The Historical Roots
The territory at the foot of Monte Tezio was inhabited sine ancient tomes and was considered an important centre by the Etruscans. The discovery of tombs and burials testify the presence of such an extraordinary population in this area. The name of the imposing mount Tezio can be traced back to Etruscan times too. It is about 1000mt high ad is now a natural reserve. It provides that Monte Tezio was a sacred place and seat of important rituals and ceremonies. Even the name Tezio is probably a derivation of the name of the oracle Teti, an Umbrian feminine divinity, than adored by the Ertuscans as protectress of fertility. Now, in the natural reserve of Monte Tezio, there are very interesting walks(paths) of different difficulty, suitable for visitors who wish to plunge in to the typical Umbrian flora and fauna. Worth of note is the Ass. Colli del Tezio, a very active organization which programmes various open air sport activities, as guided excursions even an horseback, trakking, astronomical sky observation by, and other activities.