"Prati di Cottanello" round hike

Categoria: Sabina on foot

Transhumance lanscape hike on the Sabini Mounts

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It's a voyage back in the peasant memory, to rediscover the landscape of “monticazione” (cattle summer grazing at high altitude). The pastures that reach 800m, today like the Middle Ages are frequented by many animals: horses, cows, sheeps and goats are often found together with pigs in the wild.

MORE INFO AND PHOTOS ON THIS SPOT

WHERE SHALL WE GO?

  • Cottanello's lawns highplain
  • The ancient Cottanello Marble caves
  • San Cataldo Medieval Hermitage
  • Cottanello's Roman Villa

WHAT SHALL WE SEE/DO?

  • The beautiful pastoral village of "Casette di Cottanello" inhabited only by livestock
  • The beautyful mountain landscape shaped by karsism and used as pasture by yesterday's and today's cattle
  • The reinassance caves of the Cottanello Marble
  • Cottanello's San Cataldo Benedectine Hermitage with its frescos, visited by San Francis
  • Cottanello's beautiful Roman Villa that has given the name to the village

 

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TECNICAL INFO
Price 90€ up to 9 pax, 10€ each, from 9 pax up
Path lenght 6 km
Total height difference 60m about
Duration 4:30h including stops and visits
Difficulty T (easy)

Location

Cottanello (RI)

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