5 AUGUST 1784

  • Gustavo III, King of Sweden since 1771 until his death in 1792, was a patron of the literature and arts, fouded in 1786 the Swedish Academy that even today assigns the Nobel prize for the literature. Gustavo built also the Museum of the Antiquity, the most ancient in Sweden, that contains classic works bought by the king during his stays in Italy between the 1783-1784.

    However, the next year, Gustavo III came back in Italy and this time bought many works. Above all about the landscapes, views, Italian monuments, today preserved in the Real Palace and in the National Gallery of Stockhol and in the Drottningholm Castle. During his journey from Loreto to Rome, reached the Marmore Falls, the day 5 August, as written in his diary of journey.

    We know that certainly the souverain admired the spectacle of the Waterfall and met the Pope Pius IX in Rome.

    The news of the beauties seen by the king in Italy has been known between his subjects: this is why the fame of the Marmore Falls gained during the centuries from many generations of artists. For example the painter Carl Johann Billmark who loves the Waterfall so much that decided to paint it in the one of the most beautiful etching realized of the Umbrian landscape, dated back to the 1852.

    Saverio Ricci
    Arts Historic and Tour Guide

THE SOUVENIRS OF THE WATERFALL

  • Thanks to the success of the historical films, that see the protagonists Kings and Queens of the Great Birtain (from Elizabeth to the Il discorso del Re and recently Vittoria e Abdul), we can imagine the english monarches while were climbing on the rocky mountains, in the middle of the waters of the Waterfall, shouting out the typical english expression “it looks like it’s raining cats and dogs!”.

    According to the memories of the historic of the Real House lived in the XIX century, Charles Greville, the princess of Galles Carolina of Brunswick stayed for a month in Villa Graziani, between Papigno and the Waterfall, host of a noble familyfrom Terni. Carolina was married since 1795 with whom later became the king of the Great Britain, King George IV. But the lady came in Italy in 1814 with the intention to remain for some years in the country to miss the unhappy wedding: they were already formally separated in 1796, after the birth of their only daughter. In the Summer of 1817 came to Terni with her lover, the Milanese usher Bartolomeo Pergami. In the pages of the Voyages and travels of her Majesty, Caroline Queen of Great Britain (1821), we find the words that tell about the beauty of the Nerina Valley, described in details. Worthy of real interest we reveal also some moments spent in Terni, as the amphitheatre and some elegant buildings, as well as the landscapes offered by the Piediluco Lake.

    Obviously the most celebrated was the Marmore Falls and its territory becuase considered one of the most beautiful of this genre.

    Saverio Ricci

    Arts Historic, Tour Guide of Umbria

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