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HAS POTENTIAL BUT IS NEGLECTED
May 2018
In May we stayed in Terni to use as a base for visiting, Cascata delle Marmore and Parco dei Mostri di Bomarzo and found so much more than a base. Terni has potential but it looks neglected, more than likely through lack of funds. Fontana di Piazza Tacito still covered over after years, Parco Gianfranco Ciaurro overgrown with weeds and neglected, Anfiteatro Fausto closed and shabby footpaths, these were just a few things noted on our visit. The address we obtained online for the tourist office was closed and no-one we asked knew of a tourist office in the city, had to buy a map for €6 at tabacchi, (we don’t have internet capability on our phones). Despite the bad outlined above we would like to come back, as there is a realness to Terni which was refreshing, compared to the horrible tourist destinations of Cinque Terre and Amalfi Coast. It is not an attractive town like many of its Umbrian cousins, however wandering through the historic area there is plenty of interesting architecture to be found in this mediaeval part of the city. People are friendly and the food is good. The list below barely scratches the surface of interesting things found in the historic area, need to come back and explore further The amazing Chiesa di San Salvatore 8th/11th century Palazzo Spada 16th century Porta Sant'Angelo 14th century Former Town Hall/Library 13th century Anfiteatro Fausto 1st century AD Fontana di Corrado Vigni 1935, basin about 1600 Cattedrale Di Santa Maria Assunta traces of 12th century Palazzo Mazzancolli 15th century Sant' Alò 11th century, check the house next door is amazing Via F. Fratini has restaurants, effort had been made to beautify street Settlement is thought to have been from 8th century BC - 5th century BC. It became a Roman town named Interamna Nahars (city between two rivers), in 3rd century BC. Terni was demolished by the Barbarian Invasions in the 6th century. In the 19th century the city boomed with steelworks and weapons factories. The city was devastated as it was bombed 108 times during WWII. Couple of notables born in Terni (Interamna Nahars) were, Emperor Marcus Claudius Tacitus and St. Valentine.

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KTGP
Adelaide, Australia5,904 contributions
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In May we stayed in Terni to use as a base for visiting, Cascata delle Marmore and Parco dei Mostri di Bomarzo and found so much more than a base.

Terni has potential but it looks neglected, more than likely through lack of funds. Fontana di Piazza Tacito still covered over after years, Parco Gianfranco Ciaurro overgrown with weeds and neglected, Anfiteatro Fausto closed and shabby footpaths, these were just a few things noted on our visit. The address we obtained online for the tourist office was closed and no-one we asked knew of a tourist office in the city, had to buy a map for €6 at tabacchi, (we don’t have internet capability on our phones).

Despite the bad outlined above we would like to come back, as there is a realness to Terni which was refreshing, compared to the horrible tourist destinations of Cinque Terre and Amalfi Coast. It is not an attractive town like many of its Umbrian cousins, however wandering through the historic area there is plenty of interesting architecture to be found in this mediaeval part of the city. People are friendly and the food is good. The list below barely scratches the surface of interesting things found in the historic area, need to come back and explore further

The amazing Chiesa di San Salvatore 8th/11th century
Palazzo Spada 16th century
Porta Sant'Angelo 14th century
Former Town Hall/Library 13th century
Anfiteatro Fausto 1st century AD
Fontana di Corrado Vigni 1935, basin about 1600
Cattedrale Di Santa Maria Assunta traces of 12th century
Palazzo Mazzancolli 15th century
Sant' Alò 11th century, check the house next door is amazing
Via F. Fratini has restaurants, effort had been made to beautify street

Settlement is thought to have been from 8th century BC - 5th century BC. It became a Roman town named Interamna Nahars (city between two rivers), in 3rd century BC. Terni was demolished by the Barbarian Invasions in the 6th century. In the 19th century the city boomed with steelworks and weapons factories. The city was devastated as it was bombed 108 times during WWII.

Couple of notables born in Terni (Interamna Nahars) were, Emperor Marcus Claudius Tacitus and St. Valentine.
Written September 5, 2018
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iperspazio
Province of Terni, Italy272 contributions
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The 12,000 ton press used by the Terni steelworks now on the station's square, in memory.
The Government's Palace, headquarters of Prefect and the Province of Terni, built in 1936 during Fascism
Square Cornelius Tacitus, the historian, Latin in Terni was born (the city formerly called Interamna - between the waters). with the fountain now under renovation which was the symbol of the steel and water.
Viale Cornelius Tacitus, which links the two main squares in the center (Tacitus Square and Piazza del Popolo). The most important shopping street
Former Town Hall
It is located in Republic Square, and dates from the late thirteenth century, when the city bought a group of houses to make the Governor's palace. Since the middle of the fifteenth century the building begins to undergo various transformations, hosting gradually municipal Podesta and the papal governors. In 1441, to provide the city with a public clock and a bell, it was built the tower next to the Palace, but this collapsed in 1482, destroying much of the building. The reconstruction lasted for a long time: only in 1547 they began work on the complete restructuring of the entire block. The work was done badly and the Palace had to undergo continual maintenance until 1616, when the papal architect Girolamo Rainaldi was instructed to lay hands on static consolidation. In 1703 Terni was hit by an earthquake the building was damaged, the tower collapsed. The reconstruction was long and irregular, however, without a coherent architectural design: the new State Unitary Palace came in very precarious conditions.
In 1862, Benedetto Faustini, in charge of the renovation, "reinterpreted the Renaissance-style building, redesigning the facades and reconstructing the bell tower crowned by Ghibelline battlements." The work was completed only at the end of the eighties.
During the twentieth century there were various restructuring and consolidation, especially after the bombing of 1943, which destroyed, among other things, the bell tower. Until 1972 the building housed the Town Hall, which in that year moved into the renovated Palazzo Spada. Renovated in 1986, the former City Hall currently houses the Municipal Library.
Written March 6, 2017
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JackiH_11
Bristol, UK146 contributions
Solo
It's really hard reading these varied reviews. I can only think that many people just don't explore enough. I go to Terni every time I come to Acquasparta which is a short train ride away. I always find something different - just turn off the main Corso and look! The Corso Vecchio is amazing not only for shopping but for churches, restaurants and people watching. Go far enough and you will find fruit shops that you only dream about where the smell of melon invites you in. The tiny bars and cafes are all so friendly and the prices very reasonable. I have been to open air opera, St Valentino festivities and seen amazing art in this city. Don't pre judge - it's all there for discovering.
Written June 8, 2017
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Borzov
Rijeka, Croatia5,256 contributions
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The city is one of my favorites in this part of Umbria, with a long history that goes back to the 7th century BC when the first settlement was founded. Beside its long and interesting history that can be seeing in many details, buildings and monuments, it is also full of life and energy, a nice place to spend your day enjoying the atmosphere along with the local food and wines. With Saint Valentine as its patron saint it is no wander that you can feel some of those good vibrations...
Written October 22, 2018
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Sharon_zz
Spain5,326 contributions
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Since Terni was an important city during WW2, it suffered a lot of damage from bombs. Now a days you can't see any of the destruction as it has all been restored. We loved strolling along the narrow streets, enjoying the old houses. Some even dating back to the medieval time and some from later centuries. The classical buildings together with the modern ones make a great mixture.
Written December 15, 2015
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