The fabulous caves of Parrano, a
suggestive itinerary between the natural hollow and the origins of the
The origins of Parrano lose themselves in
its remote Etruscan past, and first in the inhabited hollow at least since the
age of the bronze, from the first men, which were already appropriated in the
zone in the Palaeolithic. In 1932 were discovered the Dens of the Devil
a system of caves along a gorge in Fosso del Bagno
. In the fund of the
hollow created by the stream, around about twenty caves are been explored,
inside which have been recovered finds of enormous palaeontology and historical
interest, testimony of the presence of primitive men that elected that places
to his shelter. For the most greater part it's about alimentary rests, animals
and human, rudimentary weapons and various furnishings, today exposed at the National
Archaeological Museum of Perugia.
The caves are visible through two
signalled and very accessible itineraries, one of which directly conducts in
the vain called Inferior Main Den
, while the other one allows to climb
the gorge and to return to Parrano through a path in the country.
But the beauties of Parrano are not all
anchored to such remote and ancestral history, it could boast a medieval past
of great respect. The urban conformation is faithful to the classical structure
of the defensive suburb, developed beginning from a castle built in the XI
century. Its boundaries are perfectly intact and embattled as the towers,
embattled as well. Its two doors, allowing the access at the two sides of the
city, are positioned one to the Levant (Porta Piazza
) and one to west (Porta
The suburb, thanks to an aware work of
restoration, appears of an enchanting beauty, where every building is tied up
to the other in the most complete harmony. This contributes to create that
characteristic climate of serenity and calm that make Parrano the ideal place
for long periods of vacation, or simply for a relaxing weekend.
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