What to Visit in Terni

To visit

The urban center of Terni is modern and efficient, there are numerous metal monuments that mark the glorious industrial aspect of the city.

Around the city there is a rich natural landscape full of effervescent sporting activities and characteristic villages on the hills. The localities of Stroncone, Acquasparta, San Gemini, Narni, Amelia, Orvieto and many other small millenary centers, each with folkloristic manifestations and typical gastronomy rich in history.

The green of the hills and the numerous waterways express their natural beauty in every place. The Piediluco Lake and the Marmore Falls are landscapes of extraordinary beauty.

The Piediluco Lake overlooks and feeds the Marmore Falls, the highest waterfall in Europe, evokes strong emotions due to the impetuous quantity and force of the water that falls into the valley after a drop of one hundred and sixty-five meters.

In the naturalistic area of ​​Valnerina, which frames the water jump of the waterfall, there is a scenario complete with sports in contact with unspoiled natural landscapes.

Routes for bicycle lovers, Bundgee jumping, canoeing, horseback riding, hiking, sport fishing, rafting, hydrospeed, rock climbing, skiing, canyoning, parachuting, hang gliding and paragliding, wind-surfing and sailing are the sports activities practiced in this province by tourists or simple nature lovers who wish to be in close contact with a healthy environment.

Noteworthy are the mineral water sources, among which the best known sources are the sources of San Gemini, already known by the Romans who built the city of Carsulae near them, and the sources of Amerino near Acquasparta, near Acquasparta are also the sources of Furapane and the thermal baths of San Faustino.

There are still archaeological finds inside the city of Terni and its surroundings. The ancient city of Carsulae crossed by the Via Flaminia experienced its maximum splendor in the Roman age. The monuments related to public life are well preserved, such as the forum with the four-shaped access arch and two twin temples and the buildings dedicated to entertainment such as the amphitheater and the theater.

The city of Temi was the crossroads of the evangelization paths of San Benedetto and San Francesco, in the areas crossed by the saints centers of worship were born that are still in full activity today.

In memory of St. Benedict we briefly recall the monastery of San Cassiano founded by a community of Syrian monks in the green of the Stifone gorge near Narni and near Stroncone, the abbey of San Benedetto in Fundis of which spectacular ruins remain.

Examples of Franciscan buildings are the church of San Francesco in Terni where the followers of the saint of Assisi settled at the end of the thirteenth century, the Convent of Stroncone founded by the homonymous saint located on the mountains surrounding the city, the Sacro Speco di Narni, typical Franciscan hermitage, set in the mountain is still today a place of peace and silence for contemplation and peace of mind.

The kitchen also offers pleasant moments: trout, crayfish, truffles, mushrooms, bread without salt cooked in wood, the typical first course ciriole and the collescipolana gnocchi made with pasta and legumes, the typical Christmas sweet pampepato, love polenta invented in the nineteenth century in honor of Valentine's Day, which can be enjoyed with rosolio or hot chocolate, sweet or cheese Easter pizzas, excellent quality olive oil enjoyed with bruschetta or as a condiment , cereal soups and roast meats, the typical pizza made on the testo with cooked herbs, with cheese, with sausages or with locally produced cold cuts. They are all typical dishes that can be tasted in farmhouses, in taverns during historical re-enactments.

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