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Best things to do in Province of Terni

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Natural Feature
“In summer you can't beat a trip to Lake Bolsena, which is about an hour away. The water is warm, clean and beautiful to swim in. If you drive around the lake there are many areas to park and go for a dip and a little sunbath on the volcanic sand. The town of Bolsena is pretty and has lots of restaurants to suit everyone.”
89 locals recommend
Sculpture Garden
“The Park of the Monsters (Parco dei Mostri in Italian), also named Garden of Bomarzo, is a Manieristic monumental complex located in Bomarzo, in the province of Viterbo, in northern Lazio, Italy. The garden was created during the 16th century. Situated in a wooded valley bottom beneath the castle of Orsini, it is populated by grotesque sculptures and small buildings located among the natural vegetation. Perfect for family with children.”
63 locals recommend
Spa
“A fabulous spa facility at the Terme baths at Viterbo. The remains of Roman baths, the healing waters and mud is still recognised for its healing qualities. In medieval times, the baths were a favourite destination for many Popes, hence the name. Would highly recommend a visit. About 30 min drive from the property You can either visit the baths alone for their healing qualities or alternatively visit the Spa with a wide selection of face and body treatments. Closed on Tuesday ”
40 locals recommend
Church
“This is the symbol of the Orvieto. The construction began in 1290,under the order of Pope Urban IV. Situated in a position dominating the town, its facade will surprise you with a large rose window and Golden mosaics. Inside La Cappella di San Brizio, hosts stunning frescoes decorated by some of the best painters.”
33 locals recommend
Waterfall
“Highest waterfall in Europe. it is worth a visit; check time and access before visiting”
28 locals recommend
Establishment
“ Villa Lante è una delle maggiori realizzazioni del Cinquecento italiano. Da ricordare in modo particolare la Fontana dei Mori del Giambologna, le due palazzine (Gambara e Montalto) e uno spettacolare sistema di fontane e giochi d’acqua oltre a un bel parco boschivo. Tutta la Villa (tra giardino all'italiana e parco) occupa una superficie di 22 ettari. Villa Lante is one of the greatest achievements of the Italian Cinquecento. Special mention is the Fountain of the Dead of Giambologna, the two buildings (Gambara and Montalto) and a spectacular system of fountains and water games as well as a beautiful woodland park. The entire villa (between Italian garden and park) occupies an area of 22 h”
34 locals recommend
Administrative Area Level 3
“ Don't miss the Festival dei due mondi, to be held from June 24th and July the 10th. http://www.festivaldispoleto.com/?lang=eng”
18 locals recommend
Establishment
“Civita di Bagnoregio Civita was founded by Etruscans more than 2,500 years ago. Civita was the birthplace of Saint Bonaventure, who died in 1274. The location of his boyhood house has long since fallen off the edge of the cliff. By the 16th century, Civita was beginning to decline, becoming eclipsed by its former suburb Bagnoregio.”
47 locals recommend
City
“deliziosa località sospesa tra passato e presente, il bel ponte raggiungibile a piedi con la salita finale ci porta direttamente sulla rupe dell'antica Civitas, biglietto d'ingresso (dalle 8:00 alle 20:00) poi l'ingresso è libero salvo eventi speciali: – dal 1° Aprile al 31 Ottobre € 5.00 – dal 1°Novembre al 31 Marzo . € 3.00 dal lunedì al venerdì, . € 5.00 sabato, domenica, festivi e prefestivi.”
18 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Beautiful falls with a great setting and a spectacular drop. Go when they're turned on and off for diversion to the hydro electric plant.”
17 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“The Cascata delle Marmore is a man-made waterfall created by the ancient Romans. Its total height is 165 m , making it one of the tallest in Italy and the tallest man-made waterfall in Europe.”
38 locals recommend
Establishment
“In 1527, in the day following the sacking of Rome, Pope Clement VII took refuge in Orvieto. To provision with water the Albornoz fortress in case of siege or conflict, this well was built, based on a plan of Antonio da Sangallo il Giovane. The St. Patrick well, completed in 1537, is 62 metres deep and, at the inside, two double-spiralled stairwells were made, planned for easier transportation of water.”
18 locals recommend
Sculpture Garden
“Day Itinerary La Scarzuola-Castello di Montegiove-Castel di Fiori La Scarzuola: Amazing place- 12th Century restored convent that was founded by Saint Francis of Assisi. The owner built a fantasy city with theaters to put on shows. Occasionally during the summer there are musical performances there in the afternoon as there is no lighting. You must call ahead and make a reservation for a tour. Marco Salari (0763-837546) Brian does the English tours. Directions: About 30 minutes from the farmhouse. Turn right out of the driveway and go up the hill from the farmhouse and turn right on the main road SS 71 towards Montegabbione. Once at Montegabbione (don’t go into the town) turn left past the town following signs to Montegiove. It takes about 10 minutes from Montegabbione to Montegiove. 2 km past Montegiove on the right is a sign for La Scarzuola, follow it to the end of the dirt road. Castello di Montegiove: In the very small town of Montegiove just before La Scarzuola is a Castello owned by the Marchese Lorenzo Misciattelli and his wife. His family recently moved back into it and are in the process of restoring it and cultivating the land. It is open to the public for a visit and they are very nice and speak perfect English. They have restored the Cantina (wine cellar) and are now making wine. Lorenzo Misciattelli (0763-837473 or 0763-837009 www.castellomontegiove.com Castel di Fiori: A small borgo on top of a hill with a gorgeous view of the hills of Umbria. There are no restaurants, bars or shops but you can visit the tower and climb to the top for the impressive tranquil view of Umbria. The borgo is situated on the road to Montegiove after you have passed Montegabbione it is about 10 minutes drive before you reach Montegiove. On the right is a sign for Castel di Fiori and it is a gravel road to the top. This is where our groundskeeper, Fabrizio lives. You may ask him to arrange a visit. Fabrizio Tortolini +39 392 932 4781 ”
26 locals recommend
Church
“Orvieto and Lago di Bolsena. Orvieto is one such Etruscan place. The town sits on a massive tufa rock jutting out of the earth like a gigantic loaf of pane. Steep walls rise from the Tiber River Valley. A grand old dame of undiminished beauty, the massive Gothic-Romanesque Orvieto Cathedral is the jewel in the crown. Orvieto’s most popular Etruscan legacy is a cheeky dry white wine or two. Grapes like Trebbiano, Grechetto and Orvieto Classico DOC. Before you enjoy too much of that though - not to be missed is the aforementioned Duomo of Orvieto - and the adjacent Museo​ d’art. The Etruscan caves (Take the guided tour: Orvieto Underground) which were burrowed under the city for wells, wine storage and the odd pigeon. (Palomba meat prepared with red wine, black olives and spices is a delicacy in Orvieto). Nearby, Bolsena Lake, the largest volcanic lake in Europe, is a hidden little reprise from the summer heat atop the tufa. Think sandy beaches, trattorias selling delicious local treats. ”
128 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“About an hour from Orvieto, just outside the city of Terni you will find the famous Marmore waterfalls (of Roman origin), generated by the jump of the Velino river to the underlying Nera river. The jump of about 170 meters of Velino makes it the highest waterfall in Europe. The green area around the waterfall is equipped with five different routes of varying dificulty. They allow you to walk side by side with the water, offering panoramic evocative views. For sports lovers the most extreme rafting starts right from the foot of the waterfall and continues the path of the river. ”
11 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“very charming, wooded mountains and the small historic center are reflected in the green waters”
11 locals recommend