The wonderful bridge called Ponte del Toro of the Roman period is an earthly paradise to discover and respect: a perfect union betwenn nature and archaeology.
It is near the Marmore Falls, in the south part of the Lower Outlook, on the edge of the state highway SS209: coming from Terni, turn on the right and if you come from north, turn on the left.
Ponte del Toro is the most impressive monument of the city, after the Curiano channel. Important as the artifact witnesses and also because many people worked to the construction of this work. This monument is the most imponent work of the Roman period in the territory of Terni
The construction seems an infrastructural work, but it isn't: tight dimension, only bout 2 metres, it doesn't for a street; we are sure that the bridge was an hydraulic work and there is also an hypotesis that it was for the canalization of the waters.
His name is due to the entire area that that is at the top of the bridge: it is a great plane that means "bull" and artificial plane , used for the cultivation of fields.
A work discovered recently: the first time was in 1819, thanks to the engineer Giuseppe Riccardi, a second time at the beginning of the XX century by Luigi Lanzi who cleaned and since that time the bridge remains always on sight even if the abandon. The recovery is thanks to the great work of different people who collaborated to each other to find out again this wonderful work of the past: Carlo Virili, Miro Virili and several workers as Federico Nannurelli (Municipality of Terni) and Stefano Notari (Social Coop ACTL and ALIS).
Ponte del Toro, during the time, wil be one of the attractions near the excursion and tourist area of the Marmore Falls; in the future will be realized also a trail that leads from here to the botanical garden of the Marmore Falls.
A special present for you!Since July promotional rate that included the guided tour!
Since 14 July every afternoon from 12.00am will be promoted to 10,00 euro for adults and 7,50 for children (6-14 years) and over 70 that includes the entrance to the park of the Waterfall a the guided tour.
from the LOWER Outlook- naturalistic guided tour "the secret of the park" (CEA and trails n.2 and 3 - duration 1h) - at 2.30pm - smart guided tour '100 steps' (duration ½ hour) - at 12.30.00pm - 3.00pm - 3.45pm - 4.30pm - 5.15pm.
from the UPPER Outlook- smart guided tour '100 steps' (duration ½ hour) - at 3.45pm
The promotion rate will be promoted up to sale of all the available places (50 pax each time slot).Ask the information to the ticket office and buy it immedialtely, the places are limited!
N.B: the "promotional rate" ticket is available by the main ticket-offices (the tickets of the LOWER and UPPER Outlook). The ticket "promotionale rate" can't be bought by the other temporary ticket-office that some days is operative by Ponte Canale.
The Marmore Falls with Umbria Green Card
The possessors della Umbria Green Card: special entrance ticket to the Marmore Falls € 6.00.The Umbria Green Card is a personal fiedlity card, available in two types:
- Card valid until 7 days with a price of € 5,00 (perfect for the tourist or who visits often Umbria); Card valid 1 years twith a price of € 25,00 (perfect for the resident for whom can have advantages from this Card all year long).
Find out all the advantages consulting the web site http://www.umbriagreencard.it/le-card/
The Umbria Green Card is available by the ticket-offices of the Marmore Falls (Lower Outlook and Upper Outlook).
From the weekend of Eastern, comes back the Boat Tour in the Piediluco lake! Don't loose the occasion to admire the glimpses and fascinating landscape.
BOAT TOUR of the Piediluco Lake:The Piediluco Tour Boat is an unforgettable occasion, if you visit the Marmore Falls. During the long Easter week end and every day also during the holidays until September, will be possible to buy the tickets for the TOUR BOAT IN THE PIEDILUCO LAKE by the Marmore Falls ticket-offices or directly the Miralalgo beach in Piediluco.
The typology of the tickets expected:Boat tour of the lake, full ticket: 5,00€Boat tour of the lake, reduced 6-14 anni: 3,00€Boat tour of the lake, reduced ticket for groups (min. 15 pax): 4,00€Boat tour of the lake, reduced ticket for school: 2,50€Boat tour of the lake, free (children up to 5 years)
Departure hours: 12.00am, 3.00pm and 5.00pm.Duration: about 45 minutes.The service has been done by Miralago srl, by Baraonda Caffé in Piediluco.
The capacity is for each area a maximum of 45 pax.
The lake is far from the Lower Outlook by car and 10 minutes from the Supper Outlook: the second exit "Piediluco", reach the parking, situated to 100 metres from the Miralago beach (Baraonda).
During holidays is available the linking between the Marmore Falls and the Piediluco lake, with the service of the Bus-Shuttle: departure every hour from the Lower Outlook (on side of the tourist shop area) from 12:00am to 6:00pm (until 7:00pm in June, July, August and September); intermediate stop to the Upper Outlook every hour, from 12:10pm to 6.10pm (until 7:10pm in June, July, August and September). The way back from the lake for the outlooks of the Falls, every hour at 12:40pm to 6:40pm (from June to September the last running is at 7.40pm).
(Bus shuttle: Cost € 1,10 each person | children 0-5 years free (the ticket is valid for two trips by bus, in the same day of the purchase)
(photo by Stefano Principi)