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Farmhouse it has a few kilometres from places of historical interest and rich of artistic beauties


The town of Amelia stands perched on a rocky hill with slopes of holm oaks and olive groves on its slopes. The story of Amelia is lost in legend; its cyclopean walls date back to the sixth century BC: originally formed by huge blocks superimposed on them have been superimposed layers of the Roman era first and then medieval. Note the beautiful Porta Romana. Today Amelia is a dynamic and modern city, which has been able to take advantage of its favorable geographical location to establish itself as an agro-food center, and which maintains a deep awareness of the value of its archaeological and artistic finds. In addition to the ancient walls, the cisterns and numerous Roman houses testify to the importance that Amelia played during the Caesars’ empire. Of medieval age we must remember: the church of San Pancrazio, whose portal is a rare example of decorative art, the church of San Francesco, inside which are preserved some sculptures of Agostino di Duccio, the cathedral, which although altered in the Baroque period , dates back to the first half of the eleventh century, as evidenced by the mighty bell tower.

Cascatadelle Marmore

Just a few kilometers from Amelia you can visit the beautiful Marmore waterfalls. The creation of the Cascata dates back to 271 B.C., is a formidable work of Roman engineering that served to promote the outflow of the waters of the Velino. In later eras and until the Renaissance, further refinements were completed up to the current set-up. The thrill of direct contact with nature can also be experienced through the practice of different sports that beginners and professionals can do in the park area surrounding the Marmore Falls. Rafting: A fantastic descent of the rapids in the raft. On each boat there are six people adequately equipped and the guide is enabled by the AIRAF (Italian Rafting Association) which gives the orders during the descent that lasts about an hour, inside powerful rapids. Climbing, Speleology, there are about 300 caves of which only part explored and even less accessible to non-experts. For further information you can contact: Canoeing Center and Rafting “Le Marmore” Rafting site in Umbria


Originally founded by the Etruscans, Orvieto then became a thriving Roman city, famous for its production of ceramics. Orvieto is located at the top of a hill that descends on each side in steep volcanic cliffs in the Umbrian plain, for 200 meters below. Orvieto is a labyrinth of small squares and narrow winding streets. Continue to the center of Orvieto where the glorious Duomo dominates the immense square, one of the best examples of Roman-Gothic architecture in Italy. It is brilliantly embellished with intricate mosaic designs and slender spirals that gracefully extend into the sky. Do not forget to visit the Chapel of San Brizio where you will find frescos by Fra Angelico and Luca Signorelli. Another architectural work of great importance and beauty in Orvieto is the Well of San Patrizio, dug into solid volcanic rock. Pope Clement VII took refuge in Orvieto in 1527 and ordered the excavation of this 62-meter well to ensure the city’s water supply in the event of a siege. It is unique for the 70 windows that illuminate it and the two spiral staircases that wind up and down without meeting. Other attractions worth seeing include the Papal Palace, the Town Hall and the archaeological museum.

Civitadi Bagnoregio

Although Civita di Bagnoregio is not located in Umbria, it is located just south-west of Orvieto, so it is easy to connect it to this itinerary. If you are a photographer and a lover of medieval villages, few places can overcome the beauty of this small town. From Bagnoregio follow the signs for Civita, which is located on the top of a rocky spur, steep and rounded. There are no roadways leading to Civita; the only access consisting of a narrow, long and suspended bridge that connects the two parts of a deep gorge. Once you arrive, you will find some shops, bars, restaurants, a series of Etruscan artifacts and a church. However, the city’s main attraction remains its narrow arched streets and a breathtaking 180 degree view of a desolate, rocky canyon. surrounds the whole city.


Driving along the Flaminia in a southerly direction towards Narni, it is possible to admire, in a dominant position with respect to the medieval village, the Rocca Albornoz, an ancient fortress later home to popes, cardinals and condottieri. Arriving in the historic center you can admire Porta delle Arvolte, whose construction was built between 1471 and 1492. The church of San Domenico is a religious complex built in the twelfth century and now used as municipal offices. The Chapel of the Rosary with its frescoed vault by Flemish artists of the 15th century is evocative. Located near the walls and rebuilt in the fifteenth century, the church of Sant’Agostino houses a painted aedicule of the fifteenth century by Pier Matteo d ‘Amelia. After visiting the historic center, we suggest you to move towards the bridge over the Nera, where you can admire the Augustus Bridge, the surviving arch of the Roman artifact of the first century BC. – 160 meters long and 30 meters high – which originally linked the Corviano and Santa Croce mountains. Located on the slopes of the latter, the Benedictine Abbey of San Cassiano, built in late medieval style and restored in the seventies, offers a natural panorama of rare beauty.