Travel and Culture in Umbria
Orvieto territory is characterised by a really rich and various nature. Absolutely to be visited is Alviano Oasis, 30 Km away from Orvieto, the ideal place for the nest-building of numerous species of migratory birds, as cranes and fish hawks.
The oasis is managed by the WWF, which organizes some educational laboratories for schools too, so it is possible for you to follow some nature routes inside the oasis and do bird-watching, to meet a very lively habitat, with a delicate equilibrium.
Moreover Orvieto shares the beautiful Lake Sorbara with Baschi, a village. Along the lake’s shore you can find some luxuriant pine woods and Mediterranean scrub woods, which are present among the shore’s little fiords and bights.
From the lake’s banks, on the Baschi side, it is possible to make canoe and kajak excursions, while if you want to do some trekking, it is very interesting to leave from Titignano and go to Roccaccia, from where you can enjoy a wonderful landscape.