Leaving the northern district of Orvieto, as we pass over the natural park Parco Naturale del Monte Peglia, we arrive in Ficulle, a medieval feud belonged to the Holy See where we find two ancient towers along the boundary walls. Other interesting localities are Allerona,
Fabro and Parrano, where history mingles with nature in the Forra del Fosso del Bagno Minerale, a gorge of high archeological, hydrological and karst importance. Here, in the hypogeum cave area “Tane del Diavolo”, were discovered important finds of the paleolithic
togheter with the “Venere Verde”, one of the most ancient sculptures of central Italy. Afterwords we reach Monteleone d’Orvieto, a nice small village where the theatre Teatro dei Rustici, one of the smallest in the world, is placed and where fine saffron is yield. Not far away we find Montegabbione di Orvieto and its very particular Scarzuola, a small tufa citadel that encloses a path concerning the symbols of spirituality. Apparently Saint Francis of Assisi built here a hut, made of mud and soil (scarsa) after which the name Scarzuola.