Terni Italy

European Rail Guide to Terni


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Country Italy


Terni is often referred to as the "Manchester of Italy" as in the second half of the 19th century, it was one of the important centres of Italy's industrial revolution.

Despite the heavy bombardments it suffered at the hands of the Allies during World War II, Terni is today a modern and dynamic city. Despite its modern industry and forward-looking culture the city has preserved its old town centre as well as some impressive monuments, such as the church of St.Francis, dating back to the 12th century, the small church of St. Alò, the church of St. Salvatore and Terni’s Cathedral.

Located 6 km away from Terni there are the Marmore Waterfalls, which, with their 165 meters, are Europe’s highest waterfalls. Also nearby are several other places and sights not to be missed including the ruins of Carsulae, an ancient Roman city, the medieval village of Cesi, the Piediluco Lake and the Cantamaggio festival.

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