This fascinating itinerary has wonderful views of Corbara lake, Forello Gorge and the countryside of Todi. It is a circular route that develops from the hills, characterized by vineyards and olive trees typical of this area to the lake shore. Starting point is the small medieval village of Titignano (521m): the castle was built by Farolf of Montemarte on 937. The Montemarte family of French origin, came to Italy as a result of Ludwig II, King of France.
The old building was long disputed between the Guelph Orvieto and Ghibelline Todi. Between 16th and 17th centuries, it was transformed into a large building with a small village that constituted the court. In 1830 the Prince Don Tommaso Filippo Corsini if Florence, bought at auction by the Papal States which had confiscated it from the Montemarte family. For years it has been used as a farm that stretches over three thousand hectares of which is the current heir to the Marquise Nerina Corsini Incisa della Rocchetta.
After a brief visit to the village you go down to the banks of Corbara lake (d. 202), next to the farms Pianello and Cipressi, testimony of agricultural activity in this are.
Passed the Cipressi farm you arrive at the lowest point of the route that corresponds to the Fosso dei Cipressi: a rarity for our area because it is a forest of cypress trees just where this species reproduces itself spontaneously by seed and is probably due to an ancient reforestation carried out by the Camaldolese monks.
From this charming area follow a hillside trail up the hill through a beautiful wooded trails with holm oaks, strawberry trees, mock privet and even secular specimens of evergreen oaks. An old mule track also allows an aside to see the Grotta di San Francesco.
Coming out of the woods, with a short dirt road you get to the Roccaccia (411m), the ruins of an ancient castle consumed by time over the Tiber valley. From here there is a breathtaking view of the Gole del Forello. This is a natural terrace whose original protective wall collapsed. Here where it empties into the clear Fosso della Contea is also the Grotte della Piana: an extensive labyrinth of tunnels to level ground for the development for almost three kilometers. Finally an easy dirt from Roccaccia touching farms and Castle, and coming back to Titignano.
- Interests: landscape, nature and culture.
- Route time: 5 hours without stops
- Difficulty level: T/E (T = routes that develop on roads, mule or comfortable paths, quite short routes, well marked and obvious, does not require special experience or physical preparation. E = Path Hike of medium difficulty, requires some training for the length of the path and/or for height differences to be overcome)
- Overall height: approximately 350 meters
- Characteristics: dirt roads and farm tracks, forest trails, possibility of mud.
- Distance: approximately 15 km