TERNI AND SURROUNDINGS

by mirko

Second largest city in Umbria, Terni is a city located in the Valserra, between the Serra stream and the Nera river. The city was founded in 672 BC and from this date there have been events that have characterized Umbria: the conquest by the Romans, Christianity, the barbarian invasions, up to the Second World War, when it was targeted. from the bombing.

The city of steel pays homage to this reputation with numerous monuments such as the Big Press of 12000 tons and theLance of Light Obelisk work by Arnaldo Pomodoro.

Walking through the streets of the center you can see an alternation of modern and non-modern buildings. The oldest is dedicated to San Salvatore, a place of worship dating back to the early Christian era with frescoes from the first half of the 500th century. and a crucifixion dating back to before the XNUMXth century. In addition to this there is the Church of San Francesco which over time has been enlarged with frescoes by Judgement by Bartolomeo de Tommaso. From the Roman period, sections of the walls and the remains of the Roman Amphitheater are visible. The city's Cathedral, dedicated to Santa Maria Assunta, was built in the XNUMXth century.

In addition to the churches, there are some buildings to report. In Piazza della Repubblica the Royal Palace, while in Piazza Europa it dominates Palazzo Spada. Terni is also the city of lovers, with its patron Saint Valentine. Every year events are organized in his honor and the homonymous Basilica is the destination of numerous pilgrimages.

In addition to its architectural beauties, the city is a starting point for visiting many natural places. One of them are the Cascate delle marmore covering a difference in height of 165 m, three jumps created to divert the Velino river from Piediluco lake. The latter is the second largest in Umbria and numerous churches, fortresses and palaces overlook it and is located in the Conca Ternana (between Valnerina and Valserra).

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