Many places (cities) to discover Umbria you do not expect. A wealth of experiences that you can experience by choosing the nature and the thrill of rafting or mountain biking, or immersed in art and spirituality.
In the quiet medieval streets or in dense woods, every moment will be unforgettable. But the liveliness of the place becomes a must in concerts, festivals and historical events.
The current town of Otricoli is located on top of the hill overlooking the archaeological area, in the same place occupied by pre-Roman peoples: a dominant position, on a long stretch of the Tiber valley, which imprints the settlement urban appearance stronghold from which derived the name. The Ocriculum archaeological area certainly is, for its size, for the conservation status and characteristics of its monuments and the richness of the material found during excavations, one of the most important centers not only in Umbria but in Italy . Poggio di Otricoli, situated on a hill 400 m. above sea level, under the Mount St. Pancrazio (1027 m.), it is a small but delightful town in southern Umbria, overlooking the Tiber valley and the high Sabina. From the top of the village you can dominate with our eyes the whole valley, thus going beyond the geographical boundaries with the neighboring Lazio.
Narni is an Italian town of 19,931 inhabitants in the province of Terni in Umbria. According to recent studies no official status within its territory falls on the geographical center of Italy.
to see: Sotteranea Narni, Narni Old Town, Albornoz Fortress, Sacro Speco di San Francesco, Ponte d'Augusto, Chiesa di Santa Pudenziana, Roman shipyard Stifoene, Museo di Palazzo Eroli, benedetina Abbey of San Cassiano, Palazzo dei Priori, ring race.
Amelia, formerly known by the name of Ameria, according to mythology founded by King Ameroe, is a city of ancient origins: it was certainly among the first Italic centers. Testimony of this age are the megalithic walls inside the perimeter formed by the monumental polygonal walls which, together with the Roman and medieval, surround most of the town for about 2 km.
to see: Historical Center, Palazzo Farrattini, Petrignani Palace, Church of Sant'agostino, Museo Civico Archeologico, Pinacoteca '' Edilberto Rose '', tanks and underground Amelia, Social Theatre
Famous for its thermal baths and the eponymous brand of mineral water, but especially remarkable for the beauty of the historic center, well preserved and characterized by morphology and typically medieval appearance. The town of San Gemini stands on the ruins of a small Roman settlement, Casventum, along the ancient Via Flaminia. Carsulae was an ancient city of the Roman period (although the first settlements were registered in pre-Roman times) located along the future via Flaminia in Umbria on the border between the municipalities of Interamna Nahars (Terni) and Casventum (San Gemini) . Abandoned already in ancient times as a result of serious landslides, it is still partially buried under several meters of land.
Marmore Falls is a controlled flow cascade surrounded by a huge natural park, among the highest in Europe, relying on a total drop of 165 m, divided into three jumps. The name is derived from calcium carbonate salts present on the rocks that are similar to white marble. Of particular interest is the botanical garden. The Valnerina is the valley of the Black River, which originates in the Sibillini Mountains in the Marches region, through a mountainous area south-eastern Umbria, and then to Terni; the valley is characterized by its mountainous character; Among the most attractive centers are Ferentillo, Visso, Scheggino and Vallo di Nera, while the valley is easy to reach Norcia, Cascia and Spoleto.
Placed to 375 m s.l.m., the country lies by the eponymous lake that feeds, along with the waters of the river Velino, the Marmore waterfall. From 2016 is part of the most beautiful towns in Italy.
Spoleto is located at the southern end of the Valle Umbra, a vast alluvial plain created in prehistoric times by the presence of a vast lake, the Lacus Umber, finally dried up in the Middle Ages, after his waterlogging, with the reclamation works. During the Iron Age Spoleto it was one of the major towns of Umbria, overlooking the Umbrian valley. There remain a number of inhumation burials with rich grave dating back to the VIII-VI century BC especially found in the necropolis of Piazza d'Armi.Sotto the Lombards Spoleto was the capital of the duchy, projecting the political influence of the city on a vast territory of central and southern Italy, to the Duchy of Benevento.
to see: State Archaeological Museum and Roman Theatre, Old Town, Modern Art Gallery, Museum, Town Hall, Old Spoeto-Norcia railway, bridge towers, Bloody Bridge, La Rocca, Piazza del Duomo, and Duomo of Spoleto, House Roman Vespaia Polla, Collicola Palace visual Arts, Museum of Textiles and Clothing, national Museum of the Duchy of Spoleto
Montefalco, surrounded by vineyards and olive groves, it is located atop a hill overlooking the plain of Topino and Clitunno. This favorable view, by 1568 he was given the nickname "Balcony of Umbria". From here, on a clear day, you can admire, from various lookout points, a 360-degree panorama that sweeps from the entire valley between Perugia and Spoleto, from the slopes of the Sub to those of the Martani Mountains. The wine that it produces is very popular in the world, famous for its great intensity, concentration and aging potential due to its high polyphenol content. It is protected by the DOCG label since 1992.
Orvieto is built on a tuff cliff overlooking the valley of the river Paglia, right tributary of the Tiber, and just below the city receives from left the Chiani, the Roman Chiana from the Val di Chiana. This enormous mesa tufa, which rises from twenty to fifty meters from the floor of the country, is due to the collapse of ground Sourge (clouds and glowing avalanches) by Quaternary volcanoes of Volsinio system, wreck in the caldera that hosts the largest volcanic lake Europe, that of Bolsena.
to see: Orvieto Cathedral, Old Town, State Archaeological Museum of Orvieto, Well of St. Patrick, St. Andrew's Church, Chapel of the Corporal, Museum of Medieval and Renaissance majolica Orvieto, Bomarzo Park monsters
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