Discovery around 1970 near the Tiber
behind the farm Copio
, the necropolis of Montecchio
presence of a vast Etruscan installation that should have populated the zone,
thanks to its proximity with the important centre of Orvieto
and to the
possibility to use the river as opportunity of commerce.
Very probably the Etruscan necropolis rose
above the rests of a precedent Umbrian installation, to be abandoned toward the
IV century B.C., date over which the dating of the related recovered finds
don't go further. Rings, swords, earthenwares and the bucchero
typical Etruscan ceramic, constitute only some of the objects found in the site
and that today are visible near the Antiquarium Comunale of Tenaglie
The graves apogees constitute the fulcrum of the open-air museum itinerary, a
tour that unties, through paths of around two kilometres, an area of remarkable
naturalistic and environmental interest, where to explanatory charts are
alternated areas of standstill equipped for brief standstills and picnic.
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