A travel discovering an important
Etruscan garrison, within a step from Orvieto
above a sweet slope between the territory of Orvieto
and the Lazio
The urban conformation is that typical of the strengthened suburb, as the solid
intact boundaries nearly show. The celebrity of Porano is tightly tied to the
discovery of the Golini
and the Hescana Graves
, sites that have
furnished notable information respect the uses and the customs of the Etruscan
The family that has left the sign in the
city more than every other is the Avveduti
ones, native of Orvieto, but
beginning from the XIV as owner of everything of relief. The actual Town
is situated in the ancient residence of the noble family Avveduti, as
it points out the coat of arms above the most greater portal.
Other place symbol of Porano is the San
, a building of the XIII century that during the last
centuries has suffered notable rehashes and transformations. In the inside is
possible however to admire some frescos of notable relief, that one devoted to
'' San Biagio
'' and the '' 'Annunciation
'', both realised in
the XIV century.
Further to be an important archaeological
site for what concerns the development of the Etruscan civilisation, Porano,
and precisely in the eighteenth-century Villa Paolina
, is located the Centre
of Scientific Research of Agriculture Institute
of the CNR
the villa, a rich green park rises one of the most beautiful of Italy, centre
of botanical searches and the work of maintenance and qualification of the
different species. Inside the park of the villa, besides, every year there are
entertained national and international horse exhibitions of great importance
and great call for the impassioned of the sector.
Near the city centre is found the
thirteenth-century Castel Ribello
, a magnificent strengthened castle
protected from four towers built in 1200.
At Porano therefore weave a lot of
realities, and the tourist that will decide to spend the vacations or that
stops only for a brief standstill, he won't remain disappointed thanks to the
lot of offered alternatives. The calm that he breathes among the boundaries of
the suburb is often a mirage in the life of every day, but not at Porano, where
the time slowly articulates its rhythms. The country and the surrounding green,
the rivers and its hills are the ideal frame of a pleasant place and away from
the chaos, where to live in contact with the nature in the simplest and direct
way. But calm and serenity doesn't mean boredom and immobility at all, since
the numerous initiatives of Porano will make the stay rich and amusing.
There is then the Etruscan world, all to
discover through the recoveries of the sepulchres near Porano, in Belvedere,
, a site of absolute interest, where the
traces of the ancient population speak to us of their way of conceiving life
To only 11 kilometres from Orvieto, it'is
the proper place for who looks for a vacation that allows to reconcile a
suitable rest in a healthy environment and the artistic stimulation that a
territory from the immense cultural patrimony proposes.
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