Piazza del Popolo
A tour that offers the opportunity to taste wine and see monsters in the same trip, now that’s unique!
During our day we’ll visit Il Parco Dei Mostri, the monumental ‘Monster Park’, also known as the forest of wonders. This expansive, lush green park is home to giant dragons, snakes and lions with three heads; killer whales with gaping mouths, elephants, gods, heroes and some rather disturbing figures. But have no fear, they’re all gigantic sculptures carved from rock, not the real thing.
Moving on to a rock of another kind. The tiny Etruscan hilltop village of Civita di Bagnoreggio was founded two and a half thousand years ago, and is today a most precious and protected site after being painstakingly reinforced. We will visit a village that sits on a huge rock plateau, an island in the sky, which was abandoned at the end of the 17th century following an earthquake. This UNESCO protected site is particularly special. Walk around this incredible village and admire the views before we travel on to witness another of its delights - delicious wine.
As well as stunning scenery, the area around Banoreggio has some stunning wine - this is what you’ll discover when you visit one of the local cantinas.
Here the descendants of the same families have owned and tended the land for generations. Their love and understanding has been passed down from father to son and from mother to daughter. Care for the land, the buildings and the way of life shows in the quality of the wine which is created here. Etruscan cellars keep the wines at the optimum temperature, and here you can try the wine for yourself in a tasting that follows the tour. This is a place where the protected volcanic lands have been cherished from the time of the Etruscans right up to UNESCO, who offer protection for the site today.
Come and visit for yourself to see why this area on the border between Tuscany, Lazio and Umbria is so special.