Basso Merse Nature Reserve


An ancien village with a medieval appearance but etruscan soul

The beautiful village of Murlo already implies the nature of the place by its name alone. In fact, the Latin word murulus means “walled place,” so images of beautiful terracotta walls encircling the village instantly spring to mind. Then again, according to others, its name could also have derived from the Latin word mus (‘mouse’), and it isn’t by chance that different types of rodents are seen frantically peeking out of the ancient municipal coats of arms.