You love historic places and have already been to Dresden, Bruges or Prague, then visit the Italian province of Terni. Terni lies in the Umbria region of Italy. If you are planning a holiday in Italy and want to enjoy the country's old-world charm, then this is the right place for you. You can rent villas Terni province offers, but you can also opt for one of the beautiful apartments Terni province is dotted with. If you are travelling on a budget, you can always opt for a self-catering apartment in the province of Terni. One thing is sure, though. You will definitely enjoy your stay here and return home with lots of wonderful memories.
The jewels of Terni city
While the city of Terni was founded in the 7th century BC, there is evidence that shows that humans have been living here since the Bronze Age. Stay in the villas Terni city offers and visit, for example, the Basilica of S. Maria Assunta, which is located close to the Public Gardens. The belfry of the Basilica dates back to the 18th century. You should also check out the organ, which was designed by famous Italian architect Gian Lorenzo Bernini. Try to get apartments Terni can provide close to the historical centre, as you will get easy access to the remains of the Roman amphitheatre which was constructed in 32 BC, and the picturesque 13th century Church of St. Francesco. Be sure to visit the art gallery of Pinacotea Communale housed in the Palazzo Gazzoli. Here you can find works by masters like Chagall, Kandinsky, Miro and Benozzo Gozzoli.
Discover the highlights of the province of Terni
Do not miss a visit to the outskirts of town, where you can see the exceptional beauty of the Marmore Waterfalls and wonderfully green and clear Lago di Piedilucco.A town which is definitely worth a visit in the province of Terni is Narni. Go, for example, on the fascinating Narni Underground tour and explore these subterranean ancient ruins. So find villas Terni province offers here and begin your adventure. Here you also see the Porta Ternana, an imposing old city gate and home to the twin towers constructed by Sixtus IV. Then there is the irregularly shaped Piazza Garibaldi which used to be a Roman pool. You can even visit the mausoleum of Narni’s bishops and find a tombstone that goes all the way back to 558. Narni is also home to the huge and stunning medieval fortress Rocca Albornoz. A visit to the latter should definitely be on your to-do list.
When you stay in apartments Terni province offers you can visit the town of Orvieto. This town is situated on a 1000-metre high tufa cliff. The town can be reached using a funicular railway. When you stay in the villas over here, you can visit its magnificent mediaeval Duomo and Etruscan ruins. Also, this would be the perfect opportunity to taste the famous Orvieto Classico wine. However, you will find the Parco delle Grotte, which are underground passages, the most fascinating. These passages run under the city and have been around since the Etruscan period.