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Hi to all, dear Explorers! This time we will discover together some of the most fascinating places in the Sabine. We'll get next to Orvinio in the middle of the Park of Monti Lucretili! We will enjoy the real contact with nature in easy tour within the Lucretili Park, climbing up to a spot with a breath-taking view over the mountains of Tuscany, Abruzzo, and Lazio. And we will learn hot to make cheese by a local farmer with ancient traditional techniques!!! WHAT WE ARE GOING TO SEE Monti Lucretili Regional Park The regional naturalistic Park of Monti Lucretili, instituted in 1989, extends on a territory of[masked] hectares and is marked by the majestic rises of the Monte Gennaro (1.272 m.) , and Monte Pellecchia (1.368 m.). It lies on the southern lip of Monti Sabini hills, between the provinces of Rome and Rieti. The Lucretili Mountains are the largest mountainous group near Rome and the easiest to reach from the capital. The naturalistic richness of the Park lies in the particular configuration of the pre-Apennine landscape, where the proximity to the sea has contributed to the formation and coexistence of biotopes determined by different microclimates, the latter given to different exposures and influenced by the variation of the circulation of the air masses within the mountain group. The imposing aspect of the mountains dominating the Roman Countryside, Sabina, and Tiburtino countryside clashes with the inland landscape characterized by series of not very high mountains alternating with karstic plateaus and grazing lands. More than 53 paths are marked in the area, for more than 230 km of walking roads, most of them starting from Orvinio! The village of Orvinio Orvinio, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, with its 840 meters of altitude, is the highest municipality of the beautiful Lucretili Mountains Park, and is located in a panoramic mountain area located between Via Salaria and Via Tiburtina. If you had lived before the year 1000, to reach the destination of this itinerary, between a change of horses and the other, you should have asked the right way to reach the city of Orvinium, and you would not have found any difficulty (so to speak ) being such a very important settlement before its destruction. Suffice it to say that while Dionysus of Halicarnassus called it "City as never other illustrious, great and magnificent", Terenzio Varrone praised it for its breadth and nobility, remembering the ancient sepulchres, the mighty walls and the two temples erected on the Arce, dedicated to Minerva and to Athena. If, on the other hand, you would like to accompany some nineteenth-century painter, in search of panoramic views and ancient ruins, you would have had to ask first, a safe-conduct to the Papal State and then introduce yourself to the Governor of Canemorto (ancient name of Orvinio). Definitely worth a visit! PROGRAM DAY 1 - Saturday the 29th of September 08.45: departure from Rome, Metro A, Anagnina, by car 10:00 : arrival in Orvinio and meeting with the guide. Baggage disposal. 10:45: departure for the excursion 13.00: stop for lunch brought by the participants (packed lunch) 16:30: back to Orvinio 17:30: MAKING CHEESE (ricotta and caciotta) EXPERIENCE! 20.00: dinner And then...good Night to all! DAY 2 - Sunday the 30th of September 07.30: wake Up!!! 08.00: breakfast and lunch box delivery 09.00: departure for the second excursion 12.30: stop for packed lunch 16:30: back at Orvinio and baggage collection 17:00: guided visit of the village of Orvinio! 18.00: back to Rome by car WHAT WE ARE GOING TO DO - HIKING FIRST DAY HIKING - Abbey of Santa Maria del Piano and River Rio. The itinerary develops in a very charming itinerary for the landscapes and for the interesting history of the places, as well as for the particular loneliness of the area. A fairytale village, one of the most beautiful in Italy, an abandoned abbey of an overwhelming charm and a valley of an intense green, among the most evocative of the Monti Lucretili Natural Park. And the magic has just begun: to make us startle the heart definitively will be the fresh and crystalline waters of the river Rio, which form idyllic waterfalls and a blue lake, where, for those who want it, it will be possible to wallow and have fun!!! Hiking details Duration: 4,5 hours Length: +/- 10 km Difficulty: Medium Difference in altitude: +/- 300 m IMPORTANT NOTE: we must ford the river. Possibile water up to the knee! SECOND DAY HIKING - Monte Pellecchia Thi is a on of the most suggestive excursion in the Sabine side of the Lucretili Mountains Natural Park, which allow us to conquer the panoramic peak of Pellecchia (1,368 m), the highest elevation of the protected area. The whole itinerary is very scenic, along the ridge, with beautiful views towards the Apennines and the amazing valleys. We walk trails and "mulattiere" among the beautiful and interesting Parco dei Monti Lucretili. The western side of the path hosts a pair of royal eagles that nests there and we could spot with a little luck! Hiking details Duration: 6,5 hours Length: +/- 12 km Difficulty: Medium/High Difference in altitude: +/- 500 m Max. Altitude: Monte Pellecchia (Massima altitudine 1.368 m.) COSTS: The share of the 2 days is € 120 per person and includes: - 1 night in a very relaxing Vacation House at 3 km from the town of Orvinio, in the very middle of the Monte Lucretili Park (double rooms or twin rooms with private bathroom). - Dinner of Saturday - Breakfast and packed lunch of Sunday - Naturalistic guide for 2 full days hiking - Making cheese experience, guided by a local farmer! - Travel to go and back to Orvinio (by private cars organized by organizers!!!:-) IMPORTANT NOTICE: Single room on request NO EXTRA COST, BUT THE NUMBER OF THE SINGLE ROOMS IS LIMITED! MEETING POINT In order to help you to meet us at Anagnina metro station, we could meet exactly where there's the Metro wagon in exposure. To find the place in google map, click here (,12.5861941,84m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x8a157dc5ea48b653!6m1!1e1)! We wait for you at 08.45 a.m. IMPORTANT NOTICE AND EQUIPMENT - The hiking is medium level of difficulty (hiking shoes are INDISPENSABLE!!!) - We're going to ford a river! - If you are vegetarian or you suffer from food allergy/intolerance, please let us know in advance This will be an extraordinary experience! We will spend 2 fantastic days together in the amazing scenario of the Monti Lucretili! SAVE THE DATE, EXPLORERS! The spots are limited!!!

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