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Terni

Introduction

 

Terni is typically visited on the way to Valnerina, Norcia or Monti Sibillini but should be recognised in itself for its art. Terni is also called the Manchester of Italy or “the steel city” since since the beginning of the 20th century it has been a factory city. Terni was almost destroyed by bombing in WWII but its inhabitants made great efforts to recover from the damage.

 

What to See and Do


The Pinacoteca houses an outstanding piece by Piero Matteo d’Amelia, the most famed artist of his time. He frescoed the ceiling of the Vatican chapel which was later covered by Michelangelo’s work.


One of the celebrations held in Terni is Saint Valentine’s Day on the 14th February. Saint Valentine was the bishop of Terni and suffered his martyrdom at the hands of Emperor Aurelius in 269 AD. His death provoked a legend which tells that Valentine used to welcome his visitors with flowers. The marriage of two of his visitors created this connection between passion and Saint Valentine. Although this celebration is held on 14th February, the whole month is the month of love.

 

The town´s tourist information office is to the south of the railway station, close to Largo Don Minzoni

 

How to Get to/from

 

BY BUS: to Perugia (duration: 1 ¼ hours, services 3 a day), to Narni (duration: 30 minutes, services : 12 a day).



 
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