This small town has a real old town charm with a Roman amphitheatre to explore in its heart and beautiful breath-taking waterfalls nearby
Location of the plains of the Nera river in southern Umbria sits Terni. Nicknamed "the Italian Manchester" until the mid 19th century due to the Industrial Revolution. Mainly due to bombaing raids during the 2nd World War the city has transformed into a modern city of steel, iron and fire but still maintains an historic feel with its ancient center.
The city is the burial place of St. Valentine, the patron saint of lovers, and his tomb in the Basilica is visited by pilgrims coming from all over the world. Not to be missed is the ruins of the Roman ampitheatre, built in 32AD and was once capable of housing upto 10,000 spectators.
Nearby the city is the Marmore Waterfalls, considered to be one of the most beautiful in Europe. Located in the Nera River Park or better known as Waters Park offers a wonder of green meadows, hidden gorges, thick forests and the waterfalls standing 165m high. The park is also a good spot for water sports including rafting and canoeing.
In May the famous festival Cantamaggio is held to celebrate the start of spring, with events featuring parades of floats, plays, exhibitions and performances.
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