Blera

Blera

The village of Blera in northern Lazio is situated on the old Via Clodia in one of the wildest territories of the Etruria Region. The village is surrounded by a group of rocky necropolis, which confirm its importance and fame during the Etruscan Age, 7th century B.C.

The most remarkable sites are gathered around the area of Pian del Vescovo, situated beyond the ancient Roman-Etruscan bridge and along the valley of the Biedano stream. To be seen is one of the most spectacular tomb “The Sphinx”, which was discovered in 1932 together with the ruins of a Sphinx.

The Blera countryside is one of the wildest areas of southern Etruria, where still today wild pastures of horses and oxen can be seen. The historical centre offers many sites to the visitor from the old houses, columns, pottery to the Romanesque church “Assunta” (patron Saint Vivenzio). The central axis of the village coincides with the Via Roma, where in the many alleys you will find large cellars carved out of tufa rock hosting people who want to drink a glass of good local wine.

One of the most popular feast is dedicated to Saint Vivenzio, who lived in the 5th century, honoured by the inhabitants on Easter Monday with a pilgrimage of 24 kilometers up to the cave where he spent a long time in exile. Along the streets you will be tempted by the smells of bakeries with their fresh products: amarertti and bread, the typical country salami and cheeses and of course the local wines.

 

Blera