The territory of Ferentillo contains a multitude of small villages connected by roads or ancient mule tracks that you can travel respectively by car or on foot, admiring the surrounding nature and the wonderful landscape. The destination of the short excursion that we propose in this article is the suggestive ghost village of Umbriano, which can be reached only on foot leaving the car close to the village of Colleponte or alternatively walking from Ferentillo along a stretch of the Way of St. Francis.
Located at the foot of Monte Sant’Angelo, this settlement is traditionally considered the oldest inhabited nucleus of Valnerina, but it is in the ninth century that the watchtower with a square base is erected to protect the Abbey of San Pietro in Valle from the saracen invasions.
Abandoned after the second World War (also because of the lack of a road link with the Valnerina), this ruined village still offers emotions and evocative glimpses of fortifications, domestic environments, stables and remnants of the past.
The itinerary also allows you to admire in the distance the Abbey of San Pietro in Valle which stands out from the opposite side of the valley in a position almost mirroring that of the perched village of Umbriano.
Starting from Colleponte, the itinerary, well marked, has a duration of about 30 minutes and initially covers a cemented road in steep slope at the end of which a path branches off into the woodsin the direction of Umbriano.