Narni

 
Among the oldest towns of Umbria, Narni is situated on top of a hill overlooking the Terni basin. Built along the ancient Flaminia consular road, it has always possessed a strategic importance. The town boasts a particularly well-preserved medieval appearance.
 
HALF-DAY TOUR
 
The Cathedral of San Giovenale: is an imposing Romanesque style architecture with elements from later periods. It contains the “Sacello dei Santi Giovenale e Cassio”: a funerary chapel originally located outside the church and the roman city walls. A 9th-century mosaic adorns the upper part of the structure.
 
The Palazzo del Podestà: is a 13th-century civic building still in use as town hall, housing the “Coronation of the Virgin” by renaissance Florentine painter Ghirlandaio, a work that will exert an influence on many artists of his times.
 
Loggia dei Priori: attributed to the medieval architect Gattapone, it occupies the area of the former roman forum.
 
The Painting Gallery: in the Bishop’s palace is an opportunity to admire the exquisite Annunciation by Benozzo Gozzoli.
 
 
IF YOU HAVE MORE TIME
 
Church of San Michele Arcangelo and tribunal of the Inquisition. Recently discovered, they are part of a single underground itinerary. The dramatic prison cell of the Dominican Inquisition bears inscriptions of esoteric-Masonic type.
 
Church of Santa Maria in Pensole: a fine Romanesque style church that has three exceptional doors with splendid marble decorations.
 
Rocca Albornoziana*: located at the very top of the hill, this powerful fortification with four towers was built by a papal legate in the 14the century, and has recently been restored.
 
Cardona Bridge: this Roman bridge is located at the very geographic centre of the Italian Peninsula.
 
 
 
DURING YOUR FREE TIME
 
The “Race of the Ring”, which takes place in May, is a tournament of medieval origin. During the week of the game the taverns open up to visitors and locals for delicious traditional dishes.
 
 
 
YOU CAN ARRANGE YOUR VISIT WITH
 
Amelia, Terni, Cascata delle Marmore
 
 
*admission fee

 

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