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Riserva Naturale Monte Rufeno

Via Julia De Jacopo, 2, 01021 Acquapendente VT, Italy

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About Riserva Naturale Monte Rufeno

The Monte Rufeno nature reserve is a protected natural area located in the municipality of Acquapendente , in the province of Viterbo . The risera extends for 2893 hectares in a north-northeast position in the Aquesian territory. The inhabited centers of Trevinano and Torre Alfina , very close to the reserve, are ideal starting points for excursions and visits within the protected area.



Attractions near Riserva Naturale Monte Rufeno

Museo del fiore6.48km from Riserva Naturale Monte Rufeno

The Museo del Fiore is a small interactive and multimedia museum immersed in the woods of the Monte Rufeno Nature Reserve, which is located 10 km from the town of Acquapendente and 2 km from the medieval village of Torre Alfina. An old rural building was built inside the Giardino farmhouse. With over 1,000 species of plants recognized in its territory and rare animals, the Monte Rufeno Nature Reserve, on the border with Umbria and Tuscany, is an area with a very high variety of flora and fauna.

Monte Cetona12.84km from Riserva Naturale Monte Rufeno

The Monte Cetona is a mountain located in the southern Tuscany region of Italy.  The mountain stands near the SE border of the province of Siena, and closes the long, hilly ridge which divides val d'Orcia from val di Chiana. Not far from the summit there are several transission masts whose broadcasts, due to prominence and isolation of the mountain, can reach the areas of Perugia, Orvieto, and Arezzo. The Monte Cetona belongs to an S.C.I. also named Monte Cetona, which covers an area of 1604 ha.

Necropoli Etrusca del Crocifisso del Tufo18.65km from Riserva Naturale Monte Rufeno

The necropolis of the Crocefisso del Tufo is an Etruscan necropolis located at the base of the cliff of Orvieto , which reached its maximum extension between the middle of the sixth century BC and the middle of the following century. It is accessed from a pedestrian street connected to the pedestrian walkway that surrounds the cliff. The small church that gave the necropolis its name can also be reached via a charming pedestrian path that descends from Porta Maggiore.

Pozzo della Cava18.77km from Riserva Naturale Monte Rufeno

The Pozzo della Cava is located in Orvieto, in via Della Cava 28. It is a vast, 36-meter-deep hole originally dug by the Etruscans as a well and enlarged between 1527 and1530 by order of Pope Clement VII to supply water to Orvieto in the event of a siege. In 1646 the well was closed after five French officers were hurled down the pit in a brawl.

Torre del Moro Orvieto19.15km from Riserva Naturale Monte Rufeno

This 45m-high civic project from the late 13th century was built to keep an eye on Orvietan territory. In the 19th century, it served as the main cistern for the city's new aqueduct system, then became the bell-ringing, communal timekeeper, when a mechanical clock was installed in 1876. You can clamber up for a sweeping view of the city and, on clear days, the countryside as far as Mts.

Etruscan Museum "Claudio Faina"19.36km from Riserva Naturale Monte Rufeno

The Faina Museum is an archaeological museum located in the Faina palace in Orvieto, in the province of Terni.  The museum was founded as a private collection in 1864.  The museum includes ancient finds from the Greek age and Etruscan funerary objects, including a collection of Attic vases with black and red figures from the 6th - 5th centuries BC, a coin cabinet, and numismatic collections.

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The region of Umbria is in central Italy and is an attractive destination for a low-key, pleasant holiday.  It is one of the few Italian regions to have no coastline, and its countryside is green and fertile, much of it wooded and hilly. Umbria is often described as a walkers' paradise.