The Ecomuseum of the Landscape of the Etruscan civilization corresponds to the territory of the Municipality of Porano (Terni - Umbria region): really close to Orvieto and on the border between Lazio and Tuscany.
A "widespread museum", thanks to which it is possible to protect and make use of a remarkable historical, archaeological and environmental heritage, fully entered in the PAAO - Parco Archeologico Ambientale dell'Orvietano.
On the hills of Poronesi, the noble Etrucan families of Orvieto decided to build their burials: the "Hescanas" and "Golini" (IV century BC) tombs are to date the only examples in Umbria of frescoed tombs, whose paintings are Still observable in situ (Hescanas), or at the National Archaeological Museum in Orvieto (Golini). From the wall paintings found, it was possible to rebuild the customs and customs of this part of Etruria and objects of everyday life. Of particular interest are paintings depicting musical instruments that were used for entertainment during banquets and official occasions.
The Hescanas Tomb can be visited all year but only by reservation, with the Guide of the Association ACQUA that manages the Ecomuseum; It will be possible to understand the funeral rituals of antiquity, burial practices and pictorial techniques, immersing itself in a mysterious and extremely exciting atmosphere.
Those who enjoy walking in the open air will not be able to give up the panoramic view of Orvieto from the Golini Tombs, which are within easy walking distance of the Hescanas Tomb (15 minutes), through hillsides and tree-lined avenues.
Passionate hikers can finally reach Orvieto, along the paths of the PAAO - from Porano to Orvieto 6 km - along the basin streets and near the remains of the medieval aqueduct.
At the completion of the itinerary in the Ecomuseum, you can also join the guided tour of Villa Paolina (XVIII century) and Castel Rubello (XIII century).