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Sunday 9 October _ "Circuito dell'Acciaio" foot race event
October 03, 2017

  • We inform the visitors that Sunday 9 October 2016, for the occasion of the passing of the "Il circuito dell'acciaio" foot race,the visiting of the Marmore Falls will be the following modification: The trails 1 – 2 – 3 will be closed from 9.00am during the event. The trails opens again at the end of the competition, approximately at the end of the morning. During the event, the visit to the park is the Upper Outlook will be opened the viewpoint "La Specola" and the trail n.5;to the Lower Outlook will be opened the Byron square and the trail n.4. At the end of the event (approximately at 12.30pm) will be reactivated the norma access inside the park. Information: Lower Outlook ticket-officetel. +39 0744 62982 e-mail:
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September 30, 2017

TRAVELLERS DURING THE CENTURIES #4_ The souvenirs of the Waterfall
September 21, 2017

  • The souvenirs of the Waterfall: a story of commercial successes (I part) The Marmore Falls has been praised by poets as Byron, described by famous writers as Andersen and depicted by brillant painters as Corot. But its fame has been generated also commercMa la sua fama ha anche generato flourishing commerces, that are interesting to discover. Today, in fact, we know the names of many artists that we are sure they depicted, for commercial purposes, the landscape of the fascinating ternanan valley. The census of these commercial reproductions become more interesting when we know that artists and artisans used to sell the Views of the Waterfall with tat of the Colosseum, or the Tivoli Falls or of other beauties. As the famous, wordwide, between the monuments of the Roman time, the Waterfall has been considered an identitary element of that nation, still divided in several states, but that for all was already linked under the name of " beautiful village". This is the reason for whom until the modern technique of the industrial reproductions, the Waterfall had a lot of success for the artisan and artistic souvenirs. We see to the most famous and intellectual clients the german Wilhelm Friedrich Gmelin (1760-1820). William Brockedon (1787-1854), painter, explorer, writers and also english inventor (was son of the known londoner watchmaker), went along the Nera goarges, to the research of places to advice to the readers of his Road-books, among them we remember: the Augustus Bridge in Narni and the Marmore Waterfall.
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September 15, 2017

  • Today we tell about how was the fame of the Marmore Falls arrive to the geographical antipodes, or far, and during that time unkown and misterious, Australia. The author of these paintings that are the images of this article, the Austrian writer Eugene Von Guerard (was born in Vienna in 1811) has ilved his youth in Naples where his father Bernhard worked as an artisti of court by Ferdinando II, King of the two Sicilies. After his father's death in 1836, Von Guerard remained in Naples for two years, then he went to Düsseldorf crossing the centre of Italy. After having been visited Sora and Rome, we know throug his notebooks that between the 14 and the 15 July stayed near Terni, and then moved to Spoleto. The artist painted the Nera river then the Piediluco Lake, the Castle and the Towers bridge of Spoleto. The canvas of the Marmore Falls has been paitned only in 1845, that of the Piediluco Lake in 1847. Von Guerard abbandoned Dusseldorf in 1848, to go to California. In 1852 raised anchor from England towards the American continent. In his diary wrote about his unfortunately year to the research of the gold deposits. From America went after to Australia in 1854, where lived for 16 years, travelling and painting these regions: Victoria, Tasmania, New South Wales, South Australia and New Zeland. We are not sure if he travelled another time in Italy but it is probably that he visited the Marmore Falls for the second time because there is another painting where the Marmore and the Nerina Valley is painted and it is dated back to the 1895. Saverio Ricci. Arts Historic, tourist guide of Umbria
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TRAVELLERS DURING THE TIME #2 _ Goethe and the olive trees
September 08, 2017

  • Few people know, probably, that before arriving to the Marmore Falls, the travellers of the last centuries had other reasons to appreciate the ternanan countryside. Reasons that we could define… attractive!! Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832), passing through Terni on 27 October 1786, has been fascinated from the wide presence of the olive trees: “In a so rocky landtoday I saw the biggest and ancient olive trees never seen before”. The great german writer was so corious to write in his book “Italienische Reise” (translated with the title of “Viaggio in Italia”). The olive trees weren't the only attraction for the travellers. The village of Papigno for eaxmple was famous in Europe for its peaches. Also Pliny the Elder (23-79 d.C.) that speaks about it with admiration in his book Naturalis Historia.. There have been also many other groves and plantations that covered, with its gourgeous colours, the lands appropriate for the cultivations. Suggestive is the memory of a travel didi by the french historic philosopher Hyppolite Taine (1828-1893), by carriage from Rome to Perugia in the Spring of 1864, that so described the Ternanan Valley crossed going at the top of the hill where Narni is: “The landscape is even more embellished: this is a fertile plain of green wheat, of elms, a great and smiling garden”. And given that we are in September, a period of grape harvest, it is right to conclude this pleasant digressions on the ancient delicacies tasted by the travellers remember the famous poet Paul Valery (1871-1945). Saverio Ricci. Arts Historic, tourist guide of Umbria
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September 02, 2017

  • TRAVELLERS DURING THE CENTURIES #1 THE WATERFALL, A REAL PASSION ! Thanks to the success of the historical fims, an increasing number that see as protagonists Kings and Queens of the Great Britain (from Elizabeth to the speech of King to the latest new Victoria and Abdul), we can imagine them, haughty british monarches while they were climbing on the rocky cliffs, in the middle of thethunderous waters of the Waterfall, exclaiming the typical english expression “it looks like it’s raining cats and dogs!” (Sembra che stiano piovendo anche cani e gatti !). So, it will be easier for us that live nowadays to understand the emotions of the Kings and Queens, even if used to benefit of the splendor, sorrounded by the beautiful, in front of the one of the most Italian marvel. Referring to the memories of the Real House's historic lived in the XIX century, Charles Greville, the Princess of Galles Carolina of Brunswick stayed for a month by Villa Graziani, between Papigno and the Waterfall, hosted by a noble family of the Ternanan Count. Caroline was married since 1795 with the reigning (since 1820) King of the Great Britain, King Giorgio IV. But the woman came to Italy in 1814 with the intention to stay for some years to forget her unhappy wedding: the spouses became obvious that was formally separated since 1796, after the birth of their only daughter. Inthe summer of 1817 came to Terni with her lover, the Milanese manservant Bartolomeo Pergami. In the pages of Voyages and travels of her Majesty, Caroline Queen of Great Britain (1821), we can find the words that enchant the beauty of the Nera Valley, described in detailed way. Worthy of interest also some Ternanan monumetns, as the amphitheatre and other elegant Palaces, as well as the landscape of the Piediluco Lake, so that in the book has been reminded the cerefree hours that the noble woman spent in the so-called Echo Valley (Monte Caperno). Today the "main glory and pride of Terni is however the celebrate Waterfall and its surrondings, that it can be considered as one of the most noble and extraordinary things of this genre, not only in Italy but also in the entire universe". The Holiday at Villa Graziani, so appreciated from Caroline, costed a king's ransom. The sources of that period remembered in fact as Caroline already repudiated from her husband and condammned of adultery in a process right for her idyllic stay in Terni. Saverio Ricci. Historic of Art, Guided Tour of Umbria
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August 18, 2017

  • JUMP THE QUEUE! From 19 August is possible to buy online the entrance ticket to the Park of the Marmore Falls CONDITIONS BUY NOW  
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5 August 1784
August 05, 2017

  • Gustavo III, king of Sweden since 1771 up to his death in 1792, was a meritorious protector of Arts and Literature, founding the Swedish Academy in 1786 thatnowadays assignes the Nobel Prize for literature. Gustavo has created the Museum of Antiquity, the most ancient Swedish museum that contains the classical works bought by the king during his stays in Italy between the 1783-1784. Right in Italy Gustavo went for the first time in incognito in 1783, concealing behind the name of count Haga, to avoid the risk of fraud. For this reason his personal agent, the son of the famous architect Giambattista Piranesi, mocked his passion for the art works and of the Antiquity:«The count of Haga who see a lot but pay not too much», wrote the king of Sweden. However, the following year Gustavo III came back again in Italy and that time bought several works. Above all several views of landascapes and Italian monuments, today exhibited among the Royal Palace and the National Gallery in Stockholmand the Drottningholm's Castle. In the journey from Loreto to Rome, reached also the Marmore Falls, the day 5 August, as he wrote in his travel diary. We are sure that the king admired the Marmore Waterfall, because we know that in Rome he met the Pope Pio VI, and wetn together to visit the Vatican Museums, as a painting of that period still remembers. Pio VI was the pope who was interested to organise the are of the Waterfall to avoid and to solve the problem of the overflowing and to allow a comfortable visit building expressly the viewpoint "La Specola" that today is the Upper Outlook. The new of the wonderful views of the king in Italy has been widespread the subjects: this is the witness that the Marmore Falls was an attractive site for the future generation of the Swedish artists. For example the painter Carl Johann Billmark felt in love so much with this natural beauty who decided to realise one of the most beautiful etching ever been of the Umbrian landscape, dated back to 1852.
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Environmental Education Centre: 10 years together. Celebrate with us!
August 01, 2017

  • Environmental Education Centre of the Marmore Falls: 10 years together. Celebrate with us! Sunday 6 August from 3.00pm, we celebrate all together the 10 years of activities. PROGRAM PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION ABOUT THE CEA ACTIVITIES,from 3.00pm and at 4.00pm in the centre. Naturalistic guided tour smart ( duration 30 minutes) - departure at 3.00pm and at 4.00pm from the centre. HERBARIUM and BESTIARY play activities for children - from 3.30pm to 5.00pm The activities are free after buying the entrance ticket to the park of the Marmore Falls For further information: +39 224 1145212
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INDUSTRIAL ARCHAEOLOGY AND VERNACULAR: the theatre of our traditions
July 26, 2017

  • “Industrial archeaology and vernacular: the theatre of our traditions” national review of dialectal theatre arrived at its fifth edition, in connaboration with UILT Umbria and the patronage of the Ministry of Cultural and Tourism Heritage, the Umbrian Region, the Municipality of Terni, Chamber of Commerce, UNPLI, UILT Umbria, Confartigianato Terni, will be from the 1st to the 10th August 2017 near the Upper Outlook of the Marmore Falls, Parco Campacci. Yes, right at the Marmore Falls, the site that is nominated to be cultural heritage, to the Trail 5, near the waters where many poets have enchanted, in a perfect relationship between nature, art and glee, in a location that it is not only a scenographic corner, but a real mine of beauty and charm, in a monumental park of the outdoor industrial archaeology that links six great artifacts of the hydroelectric power plants of Galleto and Narni: turbines of the typology Kaplan and Francis, and distributors for the turbines. An evaluation in a tourist and cultural niveau. Theatrical groups come from Italy and requested about the participation: among these, we have amateur groups from Lazio, Umbria, Marche, Toscana, for the qualities of works, the control in the research of materials and the contest but also the masterful interpretation of the artists. The program of the review: Tuesday 1 August at 9.00pmTheatrical group "La Compagnia degli Svitati" of PerugiaPresents “Cielo… Sono perduta” adjustment re-writing direction Giorgio Alberati Wednesday 2 August at 9.00pmAmateur dramatic society ssociation "Compagnia D’Ercole" from MonterchiPresents “L'inferno può attendere” test and direction Leonardo Caprini Thursday 3 August at 9.00pmThe new company "Teatro città" of Terni Presents “E’ arriatu mi’ cugginu” by Maurizio Gironi direction Silvano Locci Friday 4 August at 9.00pmThe new company "Teatro città" from Terni Presents “Fischi per fiaschi” by Maurizio Gironi direction Silvano Locci Saturday 5 August at 9.00pmThe Company "Polvarone" from ArezzoPresents ‘Sto matrimonio s’ha da fare” test and direction Roberta Sodi Sunday 6 August at 9.00pmThe Cultural Association "il Teatro dei Picari" from MacerataPresents “Chi la vo’ se la pija” test and direction by Gigi Santi Monday 7 August at 9.00pmSipario Rosso from RietiPresents “Te puzzanu li pei! “ by, with, direction by Alessio Angelucci Tuesday 8 August at 9.00pmSipario Rosso from RietiPresents “Ma chi te sè 'ncòlla?” by, with,direction by Alessio Angelucci Wednesday 9 August at 9.00pmThe theatrical Company "I Burloni" from MontefiasconePresents "Matrimonio in famiglia" by Fausto Galassi, direction Gianna Scoponi Thursday 10 August at 9.00pmThe Cultural Association "Il Siparietto" of MarmorePresents “Liolà” by Luigi Pirandello, direction Pietro De Rosa Pro Loco Marmore - Info Maurizio +39 335.5695934 - Manola +39 333.2279812
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Timetables July

Opening of
the Area
Opening of
the Water
Working days 10.00am-10.00pm from 11.00am to 1.00pm
from 3.00pm to 6.00pm
from 9.00pm to 10.00pm
Saturday and Sunday 9.00am - 10.00pm from 10.00am to 1.00pm
from 3.00pm to 7.00pm
from 9.00pm to 10.00pm

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July 2018

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