Terni Province
Terni Province
Wild horses in the province of Terni
Province of Terni, Umbria

Terni Province

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Terni is the much smaller of the two provinces of the region of Umbria, covering just one third of the total area. The province of Terni lies to the south east of the province of Perugia and is also borderd by Tuscany to the north west and Lazio to the east and south.
Terni Province
Province of Terni, Umbria
The province of Terni has a gently sloping terrrain with many rivers from which six artificial lakes have been created.

The six lakes are:
  • Lake Corbara
  • Lake Alviano
  • Lake Recentino
  • Lake San Liberato
  • Lake Arezzo
  • Lake Piediluco
Terni
Terni is the capital of the province and lies along the plain of the river Nera. It is known as the city of lovers as Saint Valentine was born in the town and subsequently became a bishop. His remains are preserved in the basilica. Steels mills sprung up during the 19th century with the city holding an important role during the second industrial revolution in Italy. Because of its industrial importance it suffered heavy bombing during World War II but has remained an industrial centre often nicknamed 'the Manchester of Italy' or 'the steel city'. Because of its industrial importance Terni has a good infrastructure and is connected to the A1 motorway and the main Ancona to Orte railway line.

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Palazzo Spada - Photo: Starlight
Terni
According to legend, Amelia is the oldest town in Umbria and is said to have been founded by the legendary King Ameroe but there are no records to support any evidence. The town lies in the southern part of the region of Umbria on a hillside overlooking the rivers of Tiber and Nera. The 720 metres original town walls, made of jointed blocks of limestone to a width of 3.5 metres, are well preserved. The walls have four main gates, to the south Porta Romana which is the main entrance to the town, to the west Porta della Valle, the east Porta Leone and Posterola to the north. Inside the walls the medieval town is well preserved with the Piazza del Duomo at the centre. Both the Cathedral and a 30 meter high tower, Torre Civica, are located in the piazza.

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Amelia - Photo: Attilios
Ferentillo
Just outside the small town of Ferentillo there are the remains of ancient Estrscan settlements. Ferentillo was originally developed around the 14th century Castello di Madonna. Among other sites around the town there are several churches of interest and the rather interesting but offputting Museum of Mummies.

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Ferentillo - Photo: Lillolollo
Montecchio
Famous for the Falesco vineyard and winery.

Narni
The ancient hilltown of Narni is very close to being the geographical centre of Italy and just on the outskirts of the town there is a stone marking the exact spot. The town is a well preserved example of medieval architecture and is famous for once having had one of the largest Roman bridges, Ponte d'Agost. Standing at around 30 metres high, one arch of the bridge still remains. There are a few other points of interest around the town, the main one being the Benedictine Abbey of San Cassiano.

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Abbey of San Cassiano - Photo: Odoacre
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Typical Street in Orivieto - Photo: Dale Musselman
Orvieto
Orvieto was built on the top of volanic tuff above the sheer vertical face of the cliffs below which gives it a rather dramatic appearance. One of the biggest tourist attractions of Orvieto, a well kept secret for many years, is the maze of tunnels and cave running beneath the entire town. They were carved fromt the soft rock as a means of escape during times of seige and all the exits emerged at safer places outside and well away from the city walls.

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Orvieto, underground - Photo: Roberto Ferrari
The town's cathedral bears a similarity to the one in Sienna in Tuscany with white stone and narrow bands of basalt. The Gothic facade of Orvieto cathedral is classed as one of the greatest masterpieces of the late middle ages. There is also a papal residence with a massive well (Pozzo di San Patrizio)which was built in the early 16th century when it was feared that the water supply would not be sufficient during attacks from Rome. There is also a fortress and a palace as well as several historically interesting churches. The name Orvieto is well known around the world mainly due to its production of white wine of the same name.

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Orvieto Cathedral - Photo: Jeff Schwartz
San Gemini
A very well preserved medieval town with double city walls. San Gemini is very well known for its mineral waters.

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Provinces of Umbria
  • Comunes of Umbria
    • Perugia
      • Assisi
        Bastia Umbra
        Bettona
        Bevagna
        Campello sul Clitunno
        Cannara
        Cascia
        Castel Ritaldi
        Castiglione del Lago
        Cerreto di Spoleto
        Citerna
        Città della Pieve
        Città di Castello
        Collazzone
        Corciano
        Costacciaro
        Deruta
        Foligno
        Fossato di Vico
        Fratta Todina
        Giano dell’Umbria
        Gualdo Cattaneo
        Gualdo Tadino
        Gubbio
        Lisciano Niccone
        Magione
        Marsciano
        Massa Martana
        Monte Castello di Vibio
        Monte Santa Maria Tiberina
        Montefalco
        Monteleone di Spoleto
        Montone
        Nocera Umbra
        Norcia
        Paciano
        Panicale
        Passignano sul Trasimeno
        Perugia
        Piegaro
        Pietralunga
        Poggiodomo
        Preci
        San Giustino
        Sant’Anatolia di Narco
        Scheggia e Pascelupo
        Scheggino
        Sellano
        Sigillo
        Spello
        Spoleto
        Todi
        Torgiano
        Trevi
        Tuoro sul Trasimeno
        Umbertide
        Valfabbrica
        Vallo di Nera
        Valtopina

    • Terni
      • Acquasparta
        Allerona
        Alviano
        Amelia
        Arrone
        Attigliano
        Avigliano Umbro
        Baschi
        Calvi dell’Umbria
        Castel Giorgio
        Castel Viscardo
        Fabro
        Ferentillo
        Ficulle
        Giove
        Guardea
        Lugnano in Teverina
        Montecastrilli
        Montecchio
        Montefranco
        Montegabbione
        Monteleone d’Orvieto
        Narni
        Orvieto
        Otricoli
        Parrano
        Penna in Teverina
        Polino
        Porano
        San Gemini
        San Venanzo
        Stroncone
        Terni

Hotels in Umbria
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Umbria Climate (Perugia)
  High Low Sun Rain
Jan 15 8 4 63
Feb 15 8 4 52
Mar 17 9 5 43
Apr 19 11 6 31
May 24 15 7 17
Jun 28 18 9 9
Jul 31 22 10 6
Aug 31 22 9 9
Sep 28 19 7 29
Oct 24 16 6 53
Nov 20 12 4 63
Dec 17 10 4 59
Table Key:
High - Average monthly high temperatures
Low - Average monthly low temperatures
Sun - Average hours of sunshine per day
Rain - Average monthly rainfall in mm
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