The incomparable charm of Mount Tezio and the surrounding peaks is due to their structure, simultaneously gentle and harsh, and the colours of the Mediterranean maquis that decorates their slopes.
Located north of Perugia, Mount Tezio rises 961m to divide the plain of the Tiber river in the east, from the hills towards Lake Trasimeno in the west. The open landscape offers a view of both the central Apennine range, to the top of Gran Sasso d'Italia, and the expanse of Lake Trasimeno with the peaks that separate it from Tuscany. Scattered across the area are important historical traces which confirm a human presence here since ancient times: Etruscan tombs, castle ruins, aqueducts and ancient neviere (snowcaves).
Mount Tezio was a place of worship, where the children of the noble Roman families were sent to study the stars, lightning, the flight of birds and the divinatory practices of haruspex priests.