Charming medieval village nestled in the green Umbrian hills San Gemini dominates an enchanting landscape, steeped in art, history and culture. In the eyes of the visitor, San Gemini presents itself with the characteristics of a medieval castle, grafted onto an older Roman settlement, originally called Casventum …….
PRO LOCO SAN GEMINI
MUNICIPALITY OF SAN GEMINI
Geolab (earth science laboratory museum)
Structure designed to promote knowledge of Umbrian geology through games and machinery.
It includes three educational workshops open to all students (by reservation) dedicated respectively to geography, mineralogy, paleontology …
For those arriving in San Gemini, a visit to the remains of the Roman city of Carsulae is a must .
The city was the Municipality of the VI Augustean Region. It was an important road center on the Via Flaminia in the stretch from Narni to Mevania (Bevagna). Most of the existing buildings were built between the 1st century. BC and the 1st century. AD
In the area there are interesting gemini temples, witnesses of the cult of Dioscuri (Cosma and Damiano), from which some have hypothesized the etymological origin of the name San Gemini (Sancti Gemini = Santi Gemelli) …
SAN GEMINI PARK
The park is located on a hill at 380 meters above sea level north of the town of San Gemini with access to Km. 21,200 bis Tiberina. It covers an area of approx. 70,000 completely covered by pine forest, natural wood of centuries-old oaks and other native species.
From it there is a wonderful panoramic view of the Ternana basin. Its enhancement dates back to 1889 and coincides with the beginning of the industrial production and marketing of the precious SANGEMINI mineral water.
SANGEMINI water and FABIA water have the production basin in the foothills area close to the chain of the Martani Mountains and particularly the Monte Torre Maggiore massif …
In Dunarobba , in the province of Terni, a vast soil rich in clays has managed to keep a slice of all-Italian prehistory in its womb.
At the beginning of 1987, the discovery in central Italy of a series of gigantic trunks, still in a life position, kept in Plio-Pleistocene clays caused a sensation in the paleontological world. Made nothing short of extraordinary in the geological case history ….
cascade image of marmore
CASCATA DELLE MARMORE
Taking the Valnerina state road from Terni, after only 7 km you reach the Cascata delle Marmore, certainly a fundamental stop for anyone who decides to visit the natural beauties of Umbria.
The Marmore Falls is an artificial work of hydraulic arrangement due to the Romans; the river Velino, in fact, widened in the years preceding 290 BC in a vast area of stagnant, marshy and unhealthy waters. In order to drain these waters, the consul Curio Dentato had a canal dug to convey them towards the rock of Marmore, and from there he made them fall, with a total leap of 165 meters, into the underlying bed of the Nera river.
The spectacular jump of the Marmore Falls has inspired poets and artists of all historical periods: Virgil in the “Aeneid”, Cicero and G. Byron in the “Childe Harolds Pilgrimage”. For about 50 years the waters of the waterfall have been used to power the hydroelectric plant of Galleto. Consequently, the waterfall can only be admired at the times shown in the table below. It was thanks to the richness of these waters and their energy that it was possible to establish iron and steel, electrochemical and electrical industries in Terni.
For those who love art and history, NARNI SOTTERRANEA offers an important variety of environments to visit as part of a guided tour in the basement of the city.During this visit you can admire the underground rooms of the ancient convent complex of SAN DOMENICO with adjoining an underground church frescoed in the thirteenth and fifteenth centuries, a Roman cistern and a cell full of graffiti made by inmates of the INQUISITION court. On request, it is possible to visit the basement of S. MARIA IMPENSOLE, an eighth century church with three naves, built on the remains of a Roman building. Transformed into a crypt in the 12th century, it still retains two cisterns from the 3rd / 2nd century. BC. By reservation only it is possible to visit
cascade image of marmore
Valentine’s Day for those in love is celebrated all year round, not only and not necessarily on February 14th.
So let’s consider it as an ordinary day, any occasion to make it special: a moment to live, to dedicate time, to use it in a particular way … Umbria for the whole month of February 2010 accompanies you in the streets of Love!
Terni is known everywhere for being the city of love …
Saint Valentine, patron saint , is particularly felt by the entire population.
The Institutions, all the Associations, be they ecclesiastical, tourist, artistic, cultural have entered into important collaborations to give Terni a magical atmosphere in this period, to offer visitors important religious, cultural and entertainment opportunities, to welcome those who decide to stay for a few days with us, with a convenient and attractive accommodation offer