THE NERA VALLEY
The brand new Terni Archaeological Museum fully recounts the events of this area, widely inhabited since protohistoric times. Traces of city walls and the remains of the amphitheater provide evidence of its Romanization. The feat of hydraulic engineering that created the Marmore Falls was also accomplished in Roman times. A detour toward Cesi and Monte Torremaggiore offers evocative examples of fortified towns and hilltop temples. Following the Nera toward its source, one reaches Cascia, where the ruins of an imposing Italic temple can be seen, and Norcia, the well-known Umbrian-Sabine town, which has an impressive Roman cryptoporticus.