News & Events

Terni, a rich programme for the “valentinianan events”
February 04, 2009

  • Terni, the city of St. Valentino, celebrates the patron on 14th February and guard the body in the cathedral dedicated to him. There is, between January and February, a rich programme of events. Not far from Marmore Falls, the city celebrates love: “ we confirm and strengthen - says the Major Paolo Raffaelli – the traditional message of the patron of lovers but also patron for people, cultures, communities, faith and memberships. The prize-giving of Ingrid Betancourt, the last 25th January, represents the prologue to a rich programme. For example “the Feast od the promise” where the fianceé of all the world say their promise of love in front of the saint, martyr, represents the most important event, together with the concerts of Ivano Fossati, Fiorella Mannoia, Lola Ponce and Giò di Tonno. Don’t forget “Cioccolentino”, the event dedicated to the lovers of chocolate. Information: Tourist Local Service of Terni Via Cassian Bon 4, Terni Tel. +39.0744.423047 Fax +39.0744.427259 e-mail: web:
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St. Valentin 2009: the "Feast of the promise" in Terni
February 02, 2009

  • Why many people come from the far East and reach the cathedral of St. Valentin – in Terni – and change the “promise of love” to each other? There, few metres from the relics of the saint, patron of lovers (patron of the city), in front of the bishop Vincenzo Paglia, together with the young people and from all over the world. They promise to marry with a Christian rule within the year. It’s no difficult to answer: this is the miracle of love. On Sunday, 8th February we renovated “the Feast of the promise”. At 11.00a.m., near St. Valentin cathedral, the bishop of Terni - Narni – Amelia realizes the miracle of many young couples. An exciting spectacle for the young couples and also the saints would be happy for them, martyr under the emperor Aureliano on 23rd February 273. The legend tells that when he was bishop of the city, he was courageous to marry a roman centurion, he was pagan and his girlfriend was from Terni, Serapia. He was able to marry them under the sign of love celebrated from “the Feast of the promise”, an important occasion to celebrate an original St. Valentin. After the celebration, obviously, a tour in Marmore Falls, the other symbol of Terni. Near the cathedral are opened the registrations to partecipate to the “Feast of the promise” that will be on Sunday 8th February at 11.00a.m., dedicated to the fiancée who want to be married in the church. There are adhesions for the “Feast of the silver wedding” on Sunday 15th February at 11.00a.m. in the St. Valentin cathedral and also for the “Feast of the golden wedding”, on Sunday 22nd February at 11.00a.m. in the same cathedral. For information and booking, please contact from 9.00a.m. to 12.00a.m. and from 4.00p.m. to 7.00p.m. the following numbers: tel: +39.0744.274508 fax: +39.0744.278090 e-mail: web:
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2 guided visits at a cost of one during the week-end of St. Valentin
February 02, 2009

  • “A love tour” isn’t an invitation to kiss to each other in front of the highest Falls in Europe. It wouldn’t be a good idea. Many couples did it. It i san advertise to offer the opportunity to the tourists who choose the beauty of Marmore Falls on Saturday, the 14th and on Sunday the 15th February. It is “2х1”, I mean the possibility to buy two guided tour at a cost of one. All this for the purposes of advertisement: in the week-end of St. Valentin two guided tour will cost 2.50 euro – free for children under 6 years old. The tour starts from the Lower Outlook, then we walk along the routes with a professional guide able to give information about the using of the one of the richest waters in the world for industrial purposes. It will be 4 departures: the first at 11.00a.m. and then at 12.00a.m. at 3.00p.m. at 4.00p.m. The tours last about one hour. A way to celebrate St. Valentin, patron of the city of Terni and so “tutor” of the Falls. In 14th and 15th February is a very good period to reach the Falls and Terni, dress for the feast in honour of the patron of lovers. Info:the Lower Outlook ticket-office tel. +39.0744.62982
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The Falls to the"Salon des Vacances" of Bruxelles
January 29, 2009

  • The work of translator, the work of the typography and brochures just finished to print. All is ready for the Salon des Vacances of Bruxelles, the international tourism fair. From 5th to 9th February the Belgian capital represents an important point of the sector, half of the operators are international. The password is: promotion, marketing and to use the opportunities offered by the kermes. Marmore Falls, one of the most important naturalistic site ever visited in Europe, will be well represented. “We have a place for the representation of the Umbrian Region”, explain a manager of Terni Municipality who is flying to Bruxelles. He explains also as the administration wants to promote the entire territory, with a particular interest to the “jewel of the family”. “Beyond Marmore Falls and other attractions of the territory, we point out on Terni, the city of St. Valentine and other events organized to celebrate the anniversary (14th February, editor’s note)” The Umbrian city is also the city of the saint, patron of lovers, the city which preserves the body and recognize it like the patron. In February we organize interesting events in his honour. Days of works, says Giuseppe Boccolini, the tourism aldermanship of Terni municipality, and his collaborators. In the meantime, the operators of Marmore Falls, subject that manages the tourist services in the area of the Falls enjoy the success of the guided visits. New services like the speleological visits, the nighttimes visits, the animated visits for children, the botanical visits and others…had a great success between the tourists. These services are an additional opportunity to the walk along the outlook and we will not surprised if the Falls conquer the Salon des Vacances.
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Bollywood arrives in Marmore Falls
January 28, 2009

  • Black hairs, black eyes, somatic features od the west side, today, in great expasion. The Indian troupe of “MV Films International” last Sunday (25th January) shoot in the routes of Falls for half an hour. 6 managers of the cinematographic house and 3 escorts of the Umbrian Film Commission together with Marmore Falls walk along Byron Square and then entered in the park, exceptionally opened in the afternoon ( as you know, in December and in January the routes 1,2,3, are closed for “environmental and climatic” reasons). “Wonderful”, they say at the end of tour. It means, probably, that Marmore Falls will be choose like a location for a new comedy shoot in Umbria, a new production of the Indian Hollywood called Bollywood. Bollywood is a mixing between Hollywood and Bombay, the greatest cinematographic industry of the earth, a dream for million of people (Indians) all over the world. A place where “we produce more than 5000 films every year and several musical video clips that show to the Indians where they are, beautiful places…and inspire new productions and generate a lot of tourists”, says the communiqué of the Umbrian Film Commission. The filming start in April, it is a love comedy located in the green heart of Italy. It is sure that Marmore Falls will be the location very attractive for many cinematographic productions. Years ago, Dario Argento filmed “ Stendhal ‘s syndrome”. In Autumn the actor Ethan Hawke and the director Richard Linklater visited the area. They searched places to shoot the story about St. Francis life; today another international movie to distribute where the Indian community are: Kabul, London, Manila…and maybe the ciac will be again in the Studios of Papigno Cinecittà, not far from Marmore Falls, where Roberto Benigni filmed “la vita è bella”. We confirm the good job of the Umbrian Film Commission, an agency made for the productions on the territory. and we confirm also the good job of the Local Administration: the Umbrian region – together with the Institute for the foreign trade, the body that creates a contact between the Indian cinematographic market and the tourism aldermanship of Terni Province and Municipality.
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Mrs. Betancourt wins the prize of St. Valentine
January 21, 2009

  • Last year was Kerry Kennedy, the president of Robert F. Kennedy Foundation of Europe Onlus, to win the prize of “St Valentine, a year of love”. There was, for her, also an extraordinary opening of the Falls and she walked along the orutes with the Major of Terni, Paolo Raffaelli. On Sunday, the 25th January will be Ingrid Betancourt to receive the price, designed to the most worthy about the themes like brotherhood and peace. And maybe – who knows – she wants to visit the “horrible beauty” of the Falls, in the past extolled by poets, painters and travellers. The militant for the human rights, was born in Columbia, is 47 years old, founder of the “Oxygen green party”, receives the prize by Vincenzo Paglia, bishop of Terni and the major Paolo Raffaelli. An official ceremony in the Municipality on Sunday 25th January at 12.00a.m. and then in the afternoon at 5.00 p.m. a conference with Mrs Betancourt in the “Verdi theatre”. Another reason for visiting the Falls: after the spectacle of the two Outlooks, few kilometres to reach Terni and listen her, became famous after the kidnapping by the Farc (the revolutionary armed forces of Columbia) lasted 6 years. “To be here – says the bishop Paglia – she has modified her invitation (about 1200 requests)”. “Ingrid Betancourt – says the major Raffaelli – represents the line of brotherhood and peace that has always inspired the Valentine events…”. Other prizes have been given in the past: Kerry Kennedy, Michail Gorbaciov, David Grossman, Ibrahim Faltas, the association Anmil, Mr. and Mrs. Green and Sari Nuseibeh.
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Around the Falls: the exhibition in the museum of Narni
January 15, 2009

  • The museum of Palazzo Eroli, in Narni, after the first year of activities, presents a calendar of events for the evaluation and promotion of the local collections and the collections of the Umbrian territories. The initiative “the museum. Opened pages about the town” is on the programme from October 2008 to June 2009. Meetings, events and reflections, divided in 5 exhibitions with appointments every month. The programme, moreover, puts particular attention to the residents in the Municipality of Nairn: they have free entrance to the museum. Here you are the programme of November: • Exhibition: “Narni in contrast”: presentation of the degree thesis relating to the theme “Narni and its history”. The exhibition is about arguments from the prehistoric period to the culture of industrial archaeology. 7th November 2008, at 4.30p.m. thesis: Church of Santa Maria Maggiore Reporter Dt. Giulio Faustini • Exhibition “the Museum speaks with…”: interviews to people who are important in the social and cultural point of view in Narni. The interviews did by journalists from Narni. There are different themes about art, literature, politic and sport. 8th November2008, at 4.30p.m.: Bruno Marone, interviewed by Marcello Guerrieri • Exhibition: “An eye on the particular”: meetings about artistic and historical themes. These subjects permit to know the town and the territory also thanks to the museum collection. The theme during the year will be “Narnia during the Roman period” 16th November2008, at 4.00p.m.: Myths and Religions of the Roman period • Exhibition “An eye on the particular under 14”: artistic-historical meetings for young people and children during the school. The themes are the same of “an eye on the particular” (for adults) 22nd Novembre 2008, at 4.00p.m.:: Fibula and mantel • Exhibition “Speaking about culture”: the initiatives will be in collaboration with the local cultural associations. 23rd November 2008, at 4.00p.m.: reading Orazio... In collaboration with “Librarsi” association Information: Museum of the town and the territory tel. +39.0744.717117
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Falls & tradition: the St. Anthony’s Feast
January 12, 2009

  • Once upon a time, in the villages, a pig had been released. It had been feed from the villagers. When they sold it, managed to have a lot of money to finance the Feast of St. Anthony. He is one of the most important figure of the Christianity and example of the hermitical life. And the Nerina Valley, earth of Saints, hermits and cloisters wanted to celebrate this ancient figure, very important for the popular culture. For this reason Arrone at the end of XVII century founded a confraternity dedicated to him. All this thanks to the bell-ringer of Arrone, a group which every year organized the feast to “revaluate the popular tradition” – say them – and usually many people come to see the feast. The meeting is on Sunday 18th January, when at 11.00a.m. in the church of S. Maria Assunta will celebrate the traditional mass, like in the medieval Age: in that period the peasants reached Arrone and give animals to the priest for the blessing in the square. Today the animals are above all dogs, cats and not only bovine; but the spirit is the same. If you go in the website (, you can find the name of women who prepare the doughnuts. It is an ancient tradition that still exist… Here you are the timetable of the feast: the meeting is on Sunday 18th January in Piazza Garibaldi, Arrone. The mass at 11.00a.m. The blessing of animals at 11.45a.m. then the distribution of the doughnuts.
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The Falls & the motorcyclist: the Motor trip
January 07, 2009

  • In January is the edition number 24; but in reality an unknown motorcyclist, in the first years of 70s, decided to arrive at the top of the mountain called “montagna della Croce”. He liked the surrounded nature and the sun in contrast with the fog of the city very much. On Sunday the Motor trip starts, the first amateur sport of the year; the participants are over 1000 from all Italy with famous people (like Guido Meda and other journalists of the previous edition). Many kind of motors – racer, trail bike, and so on. The course of about hundred metres, final lunch with typical dishes of the southern Umbria. They can admire the beauties of this territory, respecting the environment. The competition is also opened to women and children. Already possible the entering: on Saturday, 10th January in the secretary and the departure on Sunday the 11th January at 10.00a.m. a different kind to know the attractive of the territory and visit Marmore Falls that is near the places of Motor trip. Information and booking: “A.S. Mototrip citta' of Terni” c/o Studio Bicorgna Via Borsi, 2, 05100 - Terni (TR) Tel: +39.0744.221706 Fax: +39.0744.227658 Website: E-Mail:
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The Epiphany, the “Befana” along the Nera river
December 30, 2008

  • They know that the 6th January arrive the Befana. She goes along the Nera river with the canoe. It is a very beautiful spectacle! The course of the water, the second in Italy, surrounded in the lush vegetation at the top of Marmore Falls (4 km), with the Canadian canoe after a trip of 300 metres. Many people who wait to see the show. At 5.30p.m. the canoes are near Arrone and near the most beautiful medieval villages and when it starts the night goes down the river distributing sweet, chocolate for children, the protagonist of the event. a very interesting event is the “ Befana torchlight procession” . An idea realized by the “Canoe Group of Terni”. 10 Canadian canoes, athletes with the torchlight who accompanied the Befana. The events is included in the other events of Valnerina. The meeting is on 6th January at 5.00p.m. in the canoes centre of Arrone. Information: the Municipality of Arrone Tel.: +39.0744.387611
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Timetables June

Opening of
the Area
Opening of
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Working days 10.00am - 10.00pm from 11.00am to 1.00pm
from 3.00pm to 5.00pm
from 9.00pm to 10.00
Saturday and Sunday 9.00am - 10.00pm from 10.00am to 1.00pm
from 3.00am to 6.00pm
from 9.00am to 10.00pm
Holidays and Specials:
9.00am - 10.00pm from 10.00am to 1.00pm
from 3.00am to 10.00pm

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