Le Fonti del Clitunno
Le Fonti del Clitunno
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Exquisite historic river with springs along the busy Via Flamina is this oasis of tranquility and calm. Virgil wrote of its natural beauty where the Emporer Caligula came to worship the River God Clitunno and consult the ancient oracles. One of my favorite places to visit for its serene natural beauty coupled with its ancient origins.
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Stefano R
San Antonio, TX25 contributions
Jul 2015 • Family
Been here many times since I was a small child. As many reviewers have said already, this is a beautiful and peaceful oasis. Unfortunately most of the area has been closed and only a small circuit remains. If you want a relaxing place you will be hard pressed to find better. Bring a blanket and lay down on the grass.. This is a great place to come to find a repreave from the hot days of Summer.
Written July 13, 2015
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SaS D
3 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
For a €3 pp entry fee you can walk around the Springs - it is very peaceful in there —- but it is not a big park . You can virtually see it all from the road . So if you aren’t wanting a slow walk around a little lake - have a look before you pay the money. They are also doing repairs on a bridge - so you had to turn back and retrace your steps .
Written September 22, 2019
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CHRIS
Paris, France18 contributions
Jun 2016 • Family
Ideal walk after lunch : never seen such a clear and transparent water. No bathing possible however.
Written July 8, 2016
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Vera B
Santa Cruz, CA412 contributions
May 2015 • Family
Avoid! Although the historical heritage is fascinating, save yourself time and $ and DO NOT GO. It's tiny, not memorable and kindness especially toward the elder is definitely not what you should expect.
Written June 2, 2015
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Brun066
Florence, Italy11,674 contributions
Apr 2015 • Couples
This is a magical place. Celebrated by poets and writers in antiquity, in modern times - among others - by Lord Byron and Giosue Carducci, it was probably more impressive in Roman times: it seems that after an earthquake around 440 AD, the souces have greatly diminished their flow.
Geologists know the category of sources to which the Clitunno belongs: it is situated at the foot of mighty limestone cliffs, where the rain water filters down, then suddenly erupts at the mountain's base, or directly in the plain.
The sources' area has been arranged as a park and may seem too "domesticated". But if you walk though the small bridge, to the tiny island that stands in the center of the pond, you can grasp the sense of awe and reverence that probably led the ancient peoples to make this a sacred place. Some underwater "craters", almost filled with marsh vegetation, seem to give access to the earth center.
A few hundred meters away (but with a different ticket and a different opening time) the "temple of Clitunno" is a striking gem of Christian architecture of Lombard times. Build as a pagan temple, with architectural remains of the former temple of Zeus, is a rare, perfect example of early medieval architecture.
Written April 13, 2015
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Peter C
Island of Malta, Malta2,494 contributions
Oct 2022
The park and river of Fonti del Clitunno was considered a sacred place and its natural landscape has inspired great poets and intellectuals over thousands of years. It truly has a serene atmosphere where you can go to relax and take a leisurely stroll and be at peace as you admire the beauty of nature.
Written October 28, 2022
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Annalisa S
72 contributions
Aug 2017 • Family
Very quiet place. Perfect for everyone, you can go alone or in company. There are swans and various kinds of paper. You walk and enjoy nature. They are also working on expanding the area. Everything is very nice.
Written August 17, 2017
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Emidio G
Salvador, BA40 contributions
Sep 2016 • Family
These are the sources of Clitunno river, immortalized by Giosué Carducci's poem. In Via Flaminia, the well preserved small park is fantastic for a relaxing stopover to walk among its trees Swans sliding on its waters complete the bucolic atmosphere.
Written December 19, 2016
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Andrew_of_Melbourne
Melbourne, Australia81 contributions
Jun 2016
This is a well maintained park with lakes fed by natural springs. The water is very clear and fresh and attracts many breeding pairs of ducks. There are restaurants nearby or you could take a picnic. Access is a little tricky from Spoleto unless you have a car as there are very few bus and train services. We travelled there by bus from Spoleto station and back by train. Train and bus tickets can be purchased at the bar just by the bus stop at the Fonti.
Written June 17, 2016
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Rick B
Exeland, Wi232 contributions
Sep 2015 • Couples
We took the train from Spoleto to Campello Sul Clitunno to see the park not really sure what to expect. The train station is about a 2 kilometer walk to the park, all flat and easy. The park itself isn't very large and even at a slow walk, can be navigated in a half hour. Still, it's very pretty, there's lots of ducks, and the water is crystal clear. There are a couple of restaurants on the way to the park, but we didn't try them. We opted for a small convenience type store with a small 4 table "restaurant" on the side where we had a very good salad served with bread and oil for six euros. A nice half-day trip.
Written November 15, 2015
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