Amelia

Amelia is one of southern Umbria’s most interesting hilltop towns, due to the quality of its architecture and for the beauty of its surrounding countryside.
 
HALF DAY TOUR
 
Polygonal  city walls: The powerful circuit of walls is definitely  the oldest and most prestigious  monument of Amelia. Built in the 3rd century b.C. with  huge blocks of limestone,  this dry wall has perfectly fitting  polygonal stones.
 
Archaeological Museum*: among  a large number of  engraved roman stone slabs, the bronze statue of Germanicus stands out for  its exceptional  preservation and quality.
 
Cathedral: the Duomo was built  Romanesque in style, and subsequently remodelled. It contains  a noteworthy statue by 15th-century sculpture Agostino di Duccio.
 
 
IF YOU HAVE MORE TIME
 
Roman cisterns*: these large underground rooms were built to be both a supporting structure to the upper street level, and to provide a supply of water to the town.
 
Municipal Palace: the building was restored in the 18th century, and displays  an interesting cycle of frescoes depicting mythological scenes.
 
Church of San Filippo and Giacomo: inside this medieval church one can find  some elegant statues by Agostino di Duccio
 
 
 
DURING YOUR FREE TIME
 
A true  delicacy are the  “dried figs”, renowned all over Italy, also to be savoured  drinking   a glass of excellent local wine.
 
 
YOU CAN ARRANGE YOUR VISIT WITH
 
Narni- Terni-Orvieto-Cascata delle Marmore
 
*admission fee

 

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