Orvieto scalo – Ficulle


Type of route:
on line
Difficulty level:
Track length:
18,23 km
Total height difference:
+ 411 m / - 65 m
Departure altitude:
120 m
Max quota:
489 m
Min quota:
112 m
Excursion time:
4 hours 15 min stops included
Edited by:
Gianfranco Milani
Updated on:
July 12, 2020
the route must be carried out in the middle of summer and away from a period of rain as it involves crossing the Paglia river.
The departure can be made from the car park in piazza della Pace or from the car park of the sports hall in via dei Tigli; from both car parks you reach the lake area and take the cart road that takes you under the Pertini bridge and then along the right of the river Paglia.
At about 6,500 km you cross the Paglia river, taking advantage of a road followed by the vehicles that work for the aggregates quarries.
Once you have crossed the river, follow an easily identifiable path for about 500-700 meters, skirting a B. & B. structure, to arrive in a cart road (strada della Scarpetta). Keep left and continue for about a couple of km across the plain. After a curve to the left, you start to climb for about 3 km, during the climb you are immersed in beautiful vineyards, some hare or fox keep us company from afar, also on our left we have the area of ​​Allerona and Bardano, on the right the calanchi and the Sala castle surrounded by the Antinori vineyards with the new cellar in the center.
Halfway up the hill we cross the via Romea Germanica which descends from Ficulle and continues towards Allerona Scalo.
Arrived at the intersection with the provincial road we only have to cross it and take the road via Cassia Antica (also known as the Torronaccio road) is a wide road that climbs steadily for about 2-3 km, until after a sharp curve on the right awaits us. about 1 km of hard climb with a gradient of over 15%.
At the top of which, after 300 meters of flat road, you exit onto state road 71 and meet the first houses in the town of Ficulle.
Keeping to the left, slightly downhill, you will immediately find a splendid church (Maestà), while on the right a welcoming small park for a good refreshment.
Continuing along the state road you enter the town, passing through the earthenware workshops and churches of the 17th century up to the medieval "Rocca" which is the entrance to the town center.
Trekking shoes, poles, hat are recommended (sun protection in the middle of summer), a good supply of water, light snacks to be consumed along the way to supplement salts and sugars.



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