In the historical center of Terni, you can still visit the ancient city walls and a part of the Roman amphitheater.
As I mentioned before you can visit the tomb of San Valentino in the Basilica Di San Valentino. This is an ancient church where the rests of the saint are preserved and tourists are taking pics of it.
Not too far from the Basel of San Valentino, you can find Palazzo Spada which is the city hall of the city where you can admire beautiful fresco paintings.
San Valentino Tomb
Terni is also very famous for the steel industry, in fact, one of the biggest steel monuments will entertain you for a bit when reaching the city from the railway station.
This big steel monument is called La Grande Pressa and it’s just a huge press no longer used and symbol of the big success of the steel industry of the city.
If you are in Terni there is no way that you can miss the
Marmore Waterfall, these are waterfalls built by the Romans and they are considered to be the prettiest and most famous in Italy.
There are many trails you can follow and hikes in the forest in between the waterfalls. The Roman engineers did a great job and you will be shocked to see them.
Duomo di Terni
I Resti dell’Anfiteatro Fausto
La Torre Romanica Dei Barbarasa
Castello di Miranda
Piazza Della Repubblica
Obelisco “Lancia di Luce” (
These are just some of the must see if you are in the city, but mostly the cities around and the parks and lakes (
Lago di Piediluco) are awesome.
As I said before you must visit the Marmore falls and Orvieto. Orvieto is a city built above the tuff and unique in its genre. In Orvieto, you will find the famous
Pozzo di San Patrizio, a huge roman well that is supposed to bring money.
Parco Archeologico di Carsulae is a must see, in fact, this is one if not the most preserved ancient archaeological sites in Italy.
Food in Terni is made of products derived from the country, simple but tasty dishes. The Pane Senza Sale (Bread With No Salt) is a kind of bread that is served in any restaurant.
The typical pasta dish from Terni is the Ciriole Alla Ternana, wild boar and game are very popular as for the second dish.
Faraona Alla Leccarda
Faraona Alla Leccarda (guinea fowl alla Leccarda) filled with chicken liver and sage is another great dish from Terni.
Some notable plates typical from Terni are:
Gnocchetti alla collescipolana
Crostini alla Norcina
Strangozzi al Tartufo
Terni is also famous for sheep and cows pastures, they have some traditional cheese and salumi definitely worth a try.
The nearby city of Norcia is famous for the truffle and some of the
best-cured meat in Italy, like guanciale di Norcia, Coglioni di mulo, Lonzino di Norcia, etc…
Terni is a nice city in the
Umbria Region where you can find a lot of Roman buildings, arts and interesting facts like the San Valentino’s tomb.
There are many things you can see and visit in the city but mostly the nearby cities like Orvieto, Norcia, and the Marmore waterfall are great.
Terni is not even that far from Rome if you are road tripping from the north of Italy to Rome, you must stop by and say hello to Saint Valentine.
The Marmore falls are absolutely gorgeous and they will help you relax your mind and soul.
Terni has a lot to offer, starting from the prestigious building from the Roman era and the new buildings made after the 2nd world war bombing reconstructions.
Nightlife in Terni is alright, they have a university and you will find a lot of bars and young people at night trying to have fun.
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