Montecchio and the Necropolis of Copio
At Montecchio, splendid medieval suburb,
in the years '70s have been recovered the Necropolis of Copio, sign of the
existence of a vast pre-Roman installation on the banks of the Tiber
The city of Montecchio firmly
preserves a medieval plant, developed beginning from the XI-XII century, when
every installation on the Italian ground destroyed from the periodic barbaric
invasions and the forced populations to shelter on the high ground. It rose so
a first entourage of boundaries, then a second, following the inhabited area
that expanded all around the ancient castle.
Only one door conducted into the
heart of the suburb, the south-east one, with round arc and surmounted from a
tower, now accompanied by Porta Nova, that opens on the north-western
side of the village.
To visit the characteristic Church of
Santa Maria delle Grazie, which construction goes back to the XV century,
but whose actual aspect is due to an intervention of the XVII. To the inside
numerous paintings and frescos are preserved. It's important to see a precious
table contained in a wooden oval frame of valuable style representing the '' Madonna
among the Angels ''.
In the second halves last century has been
find a marvellous pre-Roman necropolis, a vast installation on the left shore
of the Tiber, along Fosso San Lorenzo, datable around the
centuries VII-IV B.C. In the inside of the area has been organised an itinerary
that, for over two kilometres, conducts the visitor in an tour that conjugates
more properly the archaeological aspects with the natural and environmental
The solutions offered to who had to choose Montecchio as a place of vacation, or as simple occasional destination,
are numerous, and all of extreme interest. A sharp pain naturalistic background
plot of paths which allow to taste the fragrant aroma of the landscape,
preserved entire as well entire are the typical city centres.
Nature and culture cohabit at best in the
commune of Montecchio, where besides the important archaeological site, the
tourist is spellbounded from the castles and the medieval suburbs, from the
abundant and typical cultivation of the olive and from the typical products
that the nature offers, like chestnuts, mushrooms and the meat of wild boar,
prepared and served in special way during the summer Medieval Dinner.
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