Skip menu

Terni

Overview

Dual soul of the “city of steel”

Terni is a city nestled in the heart of the peninsula, rich in artistic and scenic beauty. Besides the Roman amphitheatre, still partly preserved, the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, the Romanesque tower of the Barbarasa family and the Basilica of St Valentine, where the remains of the patron saint of lovers are kept, are worth a visit.

Older buildings are mixed with contemporary architecture such as the “Lance of Light”, better known as Arnaldo Pomodoro's Obelisk. It is the modern symbol of the city and depicts the evolution of the art of smelting from the raw iron of the base to the tip that appears to be made of gold.

One of the most beautiful towns in the province is Orvieto, famous for its cathedral with its polychrome façade and for the Pozzo di San Patrizio: its helicoidal staircase will take you to a depth of 62 metres. Equally fascinating are the medieval Narni and La Scarzuola, Tomaso Buzzi's “ideal city”.

From a landscape point of view, the Marmore Waterfalls stand out. With a height difference of 165 metres, divided into three jumps, it is one of the highest in Europe, ideal for a range of outdoor sports such as rafting, canyoning, hydrospeed and kayaking. Visiting some caves and karstic forms excavated over millennia by water is also possible. Lake Piediluco, due to the absence of currents and the presence of regular winds, is an excellent field for rowing races.

Terni

05100 Terni TR, Italia

Related articles

Cycling tourism
Nera River Cycle Path: cycling through forests and waterfalls

Nera River Cycle Path: cycling through forests and waterfalls

Tours and experiences
terraces perugia

5 urban hikes to see 5 panoramic terraces in Perugia

Food and wine
The Attigliano food and wine Festival

The Attigliano food and wine Festival

Cultural cities
2 days in Perugia: the itinerary

2 days in Perugia: the itinerary

Cultural cities
Perugia

Perugia: a historical and artistic jewel and beacon of central Italy

UNESCO
Assisi, a sanctuary with a priceless historical heritage

Assisi, a sanctuary with a priceless historical heritage

Spirituality
Gubbio’s Festa dei Ceri

Gubbio’s Festa dei Ceri

Art and culture
The Third Paradise in Assisi, the unexpected work of art in the Bosco di San Francesco

The Third Paradise in Assisi, the unexpected work of art in the Bosco di San Francesco

Art and culture
PRECI | Umbria

Lush valleys and pristine environments: Umbria, the green heart of Italy

Leisure
The Todi Festival

The Todi Festival

Spirituality
Gubbio and the "Festa dei Ceri"

Gubbio and the "Festa dei Ceri"

Food and wine
norcia prosciutto ham

The Umbria region by way of Gabriele Bonci’s pizza

Food and wine
Umbria, on the pursuit of flavor

Umbria, on the pursuit of flavor

Food and wine
Wine and oil, the treasures of Umbria

Wine and oil, the treasures of Umbria

Historical sites
PG Castiglione del Lago

Castiglione del Lago, a balcony on Lake Trasimeno

Leisure
Outdoor Umbria: family-friendly experiences

Outdoor Umbria: family-friendly experiences

Cycling tourism
Umbria's artistic and landscape treasures by bike

Umbria's artistic and landscape treasures by bike

Nature
Landscapes of Umbria

Landscapes of Umbria

Tours and experiences
gran tour umbria

A Grand Tour of Umbria - Combined bus and cycling trips will let you discover some well-hidden treasures

Nature
Umbria: the scenic flight here takes place against an enchanting backdrop of villages, hills and blooming meadows

Umbria: the scenic flight here takes place against an enchanting backdrop of villages, hills and blooming meadows

Ops! An error occurred while sharing your content. Please accept profiling cookies to share the page.