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The Falls on Mickey Mouse: the magician Papernova hadn’t success
November 28, 2008

  • Now it’s sure: the Falls don’t bring fortune to the magician. And after flop of Casanova, correspondent of the TV programme “Striscia la notizia” to challenge the highest drop in Europe. The 4th of November the operators of the Falls were surprised: in the number 2762 of the cartoon, the magician Papernova wanted to play in the “ Marmot” Falls as for Donald Duck’s Uncle Scrooge, TV producer of the show “escape from the Falls”. Papernova like Casanova, chained inside a safe hanging in the air, he would set free before reaching the waters… unfortunately he didn’t manage to do it. Papernova undergoes a spell by the magician and becomes a funk…so good bye to the show. Don’t wait the next numbers of the cartoon: we think to recover…but it wasn’t possible. The ducking-magician, together with Donald Duck and Paperoga arrive in Naples and then in Transilvania, in a long wander to find the portion, able to become again normal. The worker of Marmore Falls – the society which manages the tourist services of the area – were interested to the adventures of Papernova. Even if adults, in the office there was the certoon of Mickey Mouse…but now no more. P.S. The magician Casanova tried again the experiment after months later and managed to do it. The workers of Marmore Falls thanks him for choosing the Falls like the location for the exhibition and they wait him again for another experiment. They above all thank him for the social activities ( for children) far from the TV programmes.
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Around the Falls: the holy music in the southern Umbria
November 25, 2008

  • “The progress of a society is not only an economical manner but above all the intensity of the cultural events…”. The introduction of Alberto Sganappa, the assessor of the culture in the Province of Terni, seizes the opportunity, in the music kermes “Sacro Suono” to say these words. From 15th November 2008 to 5th January 2009 the Province of Terni and the Umbrian region (the organized body) have a programme of holy music, expression of different civilizations. It is a festival of holy music from 4 parts of the world where beauties and history of the southern Umbria have an important role and scenery. It takes part in the medieval villages and the pre-roman settlements with concerts, tastes, guided visits. All is free, except the tasting and the collection will be for the local tourist office for helping it in the organization of other events. It starts on Saturday, 15th November in Attigliano and finish on 5th January in Amelia. There is the possibility to see also a web site: It will be also the bus-shuttle service that links Terni with the different locations interested in the events. The departure is from piazza Valnerina (Terni) at 7.30p.m. The service will be free but booked, calling the number: +39.347.9135694 Information: Tel. +39.0744.426743 – +39.393.9212082;; e-mail: Here you are the programme of the kermes: ATTIGLIANO – SATURDAY 15TH NOVEMBER At 4.30a.m. – Guided visit in the historic centre of Avigliano At 7.30p.m. – Tasting of typical dishes organized by the local tourist office by the parish room - €10.00 : the booking is compulsory Then tasting of cakes by the high school A. Casagrande At 21.00 – Church San Lorenzo Martire: Archaic, from the Gregorian to Klezmer along the Danube ALVIANO – SATURDAY 22ND NOVEMBER At 10.00a.m. – Guided visit to the naturalistic oasis, in collaboration with WWF At 4.30p.m. – Guided visit to the Castle and the museum of Alviano, in collaboration with Sistema Museo At 7.30a.m. – Tasting with local typical dishes organized by the local tourist office of Alviano in the castle - €10.00 : the booking is compulsory At 9.00p.m. – Church of Santa Maria Assunta: Giovanni Lindo Ferretti, Bella gente d’Appennino – reading for voice and violin CIVITELLA DEL LAGO – SATURDAY 6TH DECEMBER At 3.30p.m. – Guided visit to the archaeological excavations of Scoppieto, in collaboration with Sistema Museo Then the guided visit to the historic centre of Civitella del Lago and the museum dell’Ovo Pinto At 7.30p.m. – Guided visit to the Morelli oil press and tasting with typical dishes At 9.00p.m. – Parish church: Schola Cantorum Don Bruno Medori, Gospel… waiting Christmas AMELIA – SUNDAY 7TH DECEMBER At 3.30p.m. – Guided visit to Palazzo Venturelli and Palazzo Farrattini and, then, guided visit of the archaeological museum in Amelia, in collaboration with Sistema Museo At 6.00p.m. – Tasting with typical dishes of Amelia by the Boccarini Cloister At 7.30p.m. –Boccarini room– concert: spirituals from India MONTECCHIO – SATURDAY 13RD DECEMBER At 9.30°.m – Visit to the Falasco wine factory, to the Oil museum –Bartolomei anciet oil press, Scianca sausage factory and the Montecchio oil mill Cooperative At 15.30 – Guided visit to the centre and to the municipal Antiquarium of Tenaglie in collaboration with Sistema Museo At 7.30p.m. – Tasting with local typical dishes organized by the local tourist office of Montecchio - €10,00: the booking is compulsory At 9.00p.m. – Church of Santa Maria Assunta: Micrologus, Cortonesi Lauda GIOVE – SUNDAY 14tTH DECEMBER From 3.00p.m. - Guided visit to the castle with music and medieval dancing At 8.30p.m. - In the living-room of the castle – medieval dinner thanks to the hihg school A. Casagrande of Terni and the local tourist office of Giove – € 35,00 – the booking is compulsory During the dinner, singing and medieval dancing thanks to the association Rythm and Ad Maiora: Medievalia, exhibitions in the castle’s rooms of Giove BASCHI – FRIDAY 19TH DECEMBER At 3.00p.m. – Guided visit to the centre and of the Antiquarium in collaboration with Sistema Museo At 7.00p.m. – Tasting with local typical dishes by the Podere Vaglie cellar in the municipal conference room At 9.00p.m. – Church of San Nicolò: N’Harmone Gospel Voices PENNA IN TEVERINA – SATURDAY 20TH DECEMBER At 3.30p.m. – Guided visit to the centre and of the Italian garden by the Prof. Emilio Lucci At 4.30p.m. – Inauguration of the permanent artistic crib At 6.30p.m. – Tasting with local typical dishes by the Marchesa Costanza social centre in San Valentino square At 9.00p.m. – Church of Santa Maria della Neve: Musicians of the little village, Stella Cometa – singing near the crib, concert of the Italian tradition Christmas singing GUARDEA – SUNDAY 21ST DECEMBER At 7.30p.m. – Tasting with local typical dishes organized by the local tourist office of Guardea by Largo Mazzini - €10,00 the booking is compulsory At 9.00p.m. – Church SS. Pietro and Cesareo: Moni Ovadia and Arkè String Quartet, Kavanàh, stories and singing of the Hebrew spirituality LUGNANO IN TEVERINA – SUNDAY 28TH DECEMBER At 3.00p.m. – Guided visit to the centre and of the Antiquarium in collaboration with Sistema Museo At 6.:00 p.m. – Living crib in the centre thanks to Clarc association At 7.00 p.m. – Tasting with local typical dishes At 9.00 p.m. – Church of Collegiata: Pamela Villoresi, God in the Maternity AMELIA – MONDAY 05TH YANUARY At 3.00 p.m. – Guided visit to the roman cisterns thanks to the I Poligonali association At 9.00 p.m. – The Cathedral of Amelia: Angelo Branduardi, the Franciscan Lauda
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Around the Falls: a tour in the oil press among bruschetta and pedals
November 20, 2008

  • The Autumn is the best period to go with the mountain bike. Good temperature, routes suitable thanks to the rains, forgotten perfumes since a year: mushrooms, truffles, chestnuts, oil…already new oil. How is possible that the growing symbol of the Nerina Valley links with the passion for the pedals? With a tour to the ancient Costantini oil press in Precetto and Ferentillo, not far from the Marmore Falls. the school of mountain bike service will organize the tour on Saturday, 22nd November in collaboration with La Loggia del Nera Country House and the programme will be very interesting. After doing the tour along “the olive street” in the afternoon (at 4.30p.m.) will arrive to Precetto where is the oil press. . You will be the possibility to know some techniques, in a rough landscape, rich of rocks and medieval villages to the border between remote lands: the State of the Church and the Reigns of the two Sicily. The mill maintains the original structure of stone belongs to the 800s; today is all mechanized but inside preserves still the ancient grindstone. The visitors can observe all the production phases. The oil, extracted with the dripping technique when cold, will be tasted with bruschetta and dishes with cooked bean on fire. We wait for you on Saturday, 22nd November in Arrone ( 6 kilometres far from Marmore Falls) by the Mountain bike service centre. Don’t forget it! Information: A.S.D. Blob Service 05031 – Arrone (Terni) Tel/fax +39.0744-389998 La loggia sul Nera Country House 05031 – Arrone (Terni) Tel. +39.347 4970188 e-mail:
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Around the Falls: the ancient mule-track opened for trekking in the middle of the wood
November 20, 2008

  • The track “Nicciano-Gabbio” has been opened few days ago with an official ceremony in the little village of Nicciano. It is an ancient mule-track that linked Ferentillo to Spoleto, lived by shepherds, artisans and coalmen; today became a track of two kilometres and half in fifty minutes round trip. Suitable for families, lovers of nature, trekking and mountain bike. The initiative takes part of the project “we adopt the park”, I mean the Nera Fluvial Park. It is organized in collaboration with the social cooperative Actl Terni, Mountain Service Rescue, “the Nera Valley and St. Pancrazio Mountain” I mean the Nera Fluvial Park. Thanks to the schools of Ferentillo and Arrone (both medieval villages near Marmore Waterfall), to the coordination of the guides who works in the Falls ( the enterprises that manages the tourist services in the area), the ancient mule-track has been transformed in a trekking route includes between the little villages of Nucciano and Gabbio, in Ferentillo area. Safety measures and route indications of the most important naturalistic and environmental area, explanation panels have been put near the historical witnesses. A day surrounded by nature with the possibility to do sports, study the rests of the ancient human settlements and see the witnesses of the industrial archaeology. The historical witnesses, moreover, have been explained (thanks to the panels) by the staffs of the Botanical Garden in Marmore Falls. They collaborate with the university. A curiosity: during December the track will be the “ track of cribs”, a natural location for many cribs prepared inside the medieval churches and in the votive aedicule. An occasion for visit them!
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Lady Cucinotta to the cine-festival "People and religions"
November 13, 2008

  • It will be tomorrow, Friday 14th November, the eighth day of the Film Festival: people and religions. Maria Grazia Cucinotta (photo) also this year will be the godmother of the cinematographic festival organized by Istess ( the Institute for socio-historical and theological Studies of Terni diocese). It is an idea of the bishop Vincenzo Paglia. She has been invited for twice. The first was last year. The Festival 2008, supported by the Municipality of Terni and the Ministry of Culture, faces up the theme “freedom and the religion”, I mean the religious freedom but also the freedom in the religion. Ten days of events from the 7th to the 16th November with showings, previews, round tables, exhibitions and so on. It is not far from the Falls, only 7 kilometres. An attention dedicated to Cina, seen like the continent of the Olympian games but also of religious, social, cultural and political problems. Showing on the subjects dedicated , like the persecutions of the Christians, unfortunately lived in different countries all over the world, or the “irritating” priests, persecuted by the catholic church, like Primo Mazzolari whose a full day has been dedicated. Other important themes are about the screening of films, concerts and debates, about the persecutions of the Jewish during the second world war and the “silences” of Pius XII. A prize to the carrier for Alessandro D’Alatri, author of “Eden Gardens”, a film about the youth of Jesus, well played by Kim Rossi Stuart. It is only a part of programme until Sunday, the 16th , when the festival says goodbye for the next season. It is very interesting to go in some places of the kermes like the diocesan museum, the cenacle of Saint Marc and the cinema “cityplex” Politeama. All the Falls placed: Terni. Film festival people and religions Organized secretary the Institute for socio-historical and theological Studies Via del Leone, 12 - 05100 Terni Tel. +39.0744.424786 Fax +39.0744.437336 e-mail: Communications, publishing initiatives, press office Arnaldo Casali Piazza Duomo, 9 - 05100 Terni Tel. +39.0744.546551 - +39.347.4569510 e-mail:
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It starts "the Park is"; to discover the environment and culture along the river Tiber
November 12, 2008

  • A project in collaboration with the Umbrian Region, the Province of Perugia and Terni and the cooperative Sistema Museo. The “Park is” represents a new way for living the Tiber Fluvial Park. A little place in Umbria of mountains, waters, traditions, typical dishes: from monte Castello di Vibo to Alviano, the Park planned a route of about 50 kms following the river Tiber, sometimes calm, sometimes “nervous” until Corbara Lake and the Oasis of Alviano. “The initiative was born to know to everybody that the Park is present and wants to be the protagonist”, explain the president Isauro Grasselli. Il progetto mira a promuovere la conoscenza delle risorse ambientali, storiche, antropologiche presenti nell’area grazie a una serie di iniziative previste nei mesi di novembre e dicembre 2008. The activities: • Archaeological park: archaeological routes between Orvieto, Montecchio, Baschi and Todi. The dates of the programme: 13 and 23 November, 4 and 6 December 2008 • The tastes : gastronomic routes: the traces of the past in this territory. The dates of the programme are: 17th and 30th November, 3rd, 7th, 15th and 17th December 2008 • Between the park and the art: cultural routes to discover little villages and their artistic and historical emergencies. The dates of the programme are: 8, 14, 18 and 28 December 2008 • And obviously… the park: the excursion on the territories finalized to a direct knowledge of the naturalistic reality. The dates of the programme are: 29 November, 6 e 13 December 2008 Important is to put the attention to the school, in particular the children and the young people. For them, there is “the Park for the children”, didactical activities to stimulate the fantasy and the imagination. Many things to do: works with the clay, the signs made by men during the centuries, the plays to know the agricultural tools, the instruments to escape from the castle and the realization of the masks for the exhibition. And also, a competition of ideas and paintings to choose the mascot of the park relating to the activities in the future dedicated to the relationship between the environment and the territory. Every week is possible to have information about the activities, dates and timetables visiting the internet site For further information: Soc. coop. Sistema Museo Tel. +* *The cost of the call from the telephone of Telecom Italia, 10 cents every minute, with VAT without the payment to the answer, every day, 24/24 h. For call from other operator the prices are indicated in the customer service of the operator himself. The Tiber Fluvial Park Piazza Umberto I, n°16 05020 • Civitella del Lago (TR)
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Flight with the helicopter above the Falls. A new service for the tourists
November 12, 2008

  • Almost hundred people, 18 flights between 3.00p.m. and 5.00p.m., 5 other flights in relation to the flights already booked and for someone wasn’t possible to do it. The flight with the helicopter above Marmore Falls had a great success. “we did all we could and we are sorry if someone wasn’t satisfied but there was an exploit and we hadn’t idea about that” says Carlo Andreucci, the president of the 165m Travel agency, the organizer of the event. Many people decided to spend a different Sunday – on 26th October – doing a panoramic tour above the Falls and then also above Piediluco Lake Fifteen minutes in the Tiber laboratory, the Roman society specialized in tourist flights and pilots like Gianni Bugno, the former bicycle champion. He has been recognized by many people. He was the pilot of the second helicopter. Satisfaction for the organizers, satisfaction for the tourists and prospects for the future. The other promotional event: the exhibition of the Lilt (Italian League for the fight against the cancer of the breast) with information points inside the area for the occasion of the day dedicated to the prevention, was an interesting input for the next season.
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Around the Falls: November with a new wine
November 11, 2008

  • There was apprehension, initially. “The drought of the summer and the rains during the blossoming season doesn’t promise well”, explain the responsible of the two local wine industry. But here is the surprise: “that elements limited the quantity of the harvest, but during the vintage, we verified like the grape was of high quality. November, the month of Saint Martin Feast, gets better. The tasting of new wine and new oil with chestnuts, truffle, sausages, spiced roast pork, gnocchi, mutton… typical dishes linked to the art and culture, playing traditional instruments and reading poems. A very interesting autumn. All around Marmore Falls: feats, tasting, kermes and agriculture companies opened to the tourists, all things to promote the production. From the villages in Valnerina to Terre Arnolfe, from Amelia to Narni….it has s wide choice. Many things to do and the possibility to drink good wine and to eat good typical dishes. The comment? “D.O.P. Umbria extra virgin oil”, where D.O.P. means guaranteed origin appelation contrôllée. Another reason to visit the Falls also in autumn. November, in fact, merits some days to spend here, in a world full of genuine tastes and popular culture.
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The "Enchanted Story" of the Falls conquered the children
November 08, 2008

  • Giulia is a little girl who with her parents visited the Falls few days ago. She comes from the North of Italy and is one of many little girls completely ravished by the book that tells “the enchanted story of the Falls” . We are in the Upper Outlook and Giulia begin to read the book and forget everything around her. She has been completely ravished by the story between the shepherd Velino and the nymph Nera, the legend that during the century creates the Marmora Waterfall thanks to their love. Read… and force her parents to stay their to finish the book; only after reading the book, the visit cab start. Giulia is an invented name but the episode is really happened. The “Enchanted Story” is a great success, a cartoon invented by the workers of Marmore Falls. They worked hard to show the legend and about the love between the shepherd Velino and the nymph Nera, a love so strong to win the rage of Gods. Three months of hard work – but also amusement – repaid with the appreciation of the children who more often exit from the ticket-office with the book of the “Enchanted Story”. On the other hand if you read the first lines, you will ravish soon: Many years ago the world was different. There was the earth lived by human beings and animals, and an earth lived by fairies and supernatural creatures. Our story begins now…I mean the earth lived by fairies…
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The Falls on Mickey Mouse: the magician Papernova is performing for Donald Duck’s Uncle Scrooge
November 04, 2008

  • “In the Marmots Falls, the marmots don’t sleep… it is excitement!”. The magician Papernova is performing for Donald Duck’s Uncle Scrooge, TV producer of the show Escape from the Falls. And “it set the record of listening!”, warned the richest gosling of the world. The last number of Mickey Mouse, news-stand today 4th November, you will find a surprise to the Marmore Falls…excuse me, of the marmots. The magician Paperoga is the title of the first chapter about a funny story that ends in the next number of the balloon. The story has been inspired to the exhibition of the Magician Casanova for the Italian TV programme “Striscia la Notizia” created by Ricci. About a year ago, the magician Casanova failed: he didn’t manage to exit from the box placed above the Velino river that flows into the Nera river. Now Paperoga tries to do it. The Falls is called the Marmots Falls and the helping aren’t the workers of Marmore Falls (the society that manages the tourist service of the area) but Donald Duck and Paperoga. The producer isn’t Berlusconi but Donald Duck’s Uncle Scrooge. All is ok: to know if the magician Donald Duck will be quicker than the magician Casanova, you must read the next number of Mickey Mouse. Nobody knew that the Falls will be in the most famous balloon of the world. A great satisfaction for the tourist workers, surprised and happy for taking part in the editing project of the Walt Disney.
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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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