Narni, an ancient hill-town, sits high atop a plateau and hovers on the edge of a steep and narrow gorge of the Nera River in the province of Terni. Narni is at the center of Umbria and therefore very close to the geographic center of Italy itself. This ancient and medieval city offers glimpses of the Roman, Medieval and Renaissance eras. It is protected by the mighty fortress of Rocca and the River Nera. Dramatic to see as you approach, the gorge appears to be waterfalls of greenery and vines, and the walls of the city drape down the slopes like a necklace.
There is a wonderful example of Roman engineering in the base of a First Century bridge located in Narni. But don’t just stop with touring in town, because this heart of Umbria offers breathtaking countryside, dramatic cliffs, thrilling views, and the river winding on through. This town is accessible by train and a variety of accommodations are available to meet visitors’ preferences.