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Christmas in the Falls: the living crib of Porzano
December 23, 2008

  • Before, the name was Terre Arnolfe, from the name of imperial dignitary. Today, the name is Valserra because it is between the Serra river. Here the past is strong. There were ere the Roman origin, the castles, the walls and the settlements. The living cribs of Porzano tells about the Nativity and the history of the valley and of the village along the spoletina road able to preserve the original medieval settlement. More than 100 people involved, more than 300 visitors since 1982, the date of the first representation. The volunteers work hard. Since October they start to build the village and prepare the dresses. A community involved to do a romantic and religious spectacle at the same time. The ancient and forgotten professions – the man of the mill, the blacksmith, the clobber and the basket-maker – the women knead the bread near the domestic fire and also the joiner, stonecutter, the grinder, the roman soldiers with the armours… it seems that the time doesn’t go on. An hidden valley between beauties of the south Umbrian, the living crib renovated for 26 years… the meeting is in the town of Porzano – few minutes by auto and not far from Marmore Falls – the 24th December at 10.00p.m., the 26th December at 5.00p.m., the 1st January and the 6th January 2009 at 5.00p.m. . For information: IAT( the Local Tourism Information) of Terni tel. +39.0744.423047
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The cartoon of the Falls in the bookshop, boom of sales
December 23, 2008

  • “I excited to see all these children in front of the shop window” says Carlo Malatesta after the launch of the book in the library of the cartoon that tells about the enchanted story of the Falls. Carlo is the animator of the enchanted walk, the visit for children (usually did in the area of the Falls). he is also the author of the cartoon. The promotion of the book was in the bookshop located in the centre Terni: the bookshop Alterocca. There was also the “urban” version of the enchanted story able to fascinate not only the children but also parents and grandparents. Great success and satisfaction for Marmore Falls editor, the society that manages the tourist services of Marmore Falls. Until yesterday the cartoon was only in the Lower and Upper Outlook ticket-office: a book, rich of images. 1000 copies sold since April. It tells about the legend of the shepherd Velino and the nymph Nera. Thanks to their love the Falls was born. A project full of success and for this reason distributed in the local bookshops to reach in the future also the roman market. The roman market will be important when we speak about tourism of Terni “The re-evocation of myths and natural places – says Malatesta – attract the imagination, and the legend of the Falls has been cited in different books. I elaborate it adding new elements like the ring gave from the shepherd Velino to the nymph Nera”.
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The ¬"Enchanted Story¬" of the Falls in the bookshop
December 17, 2008

  • The meeting is in Terni on Wednesday, the 17th December at 4.30p.m. in front of Alterocca library (Corso Tacito). It will be the representation of the “Enchanted Story of the Falls”. The personnel of Marmore Falls who manages the tourist services of the area is ready: during the afternoon there will the “Enchanted Walk” the animated visits for children, very famous in the Falls last season. The animators represented the legend of the shepherd Velino with the Nymph Nera to promote the book in the library of the enchanted story of the Falls. Until yesterday the book has been sold only in the two ticket offices of the Lower and Upper Outlook. A cartoon book, rich of images, born thanks to the fantasy of the operators. The book has been sold almost 1000 copies in the two ticket offices of the area from April until today. A very success and a very important project: to distribute it in the local bookshops ( Alterocca) to reach also the future Roman market. This is the purpose of the operation because the book is not only a good to sell but also a marketing instrument to promote the territory. It is possible to buy the book in the library. The cost of the book is 5 €. The promotion in the school has already started also thanks to the distribution of the invitations to the animated representation. .
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New competition field for canoeing and kayak along the Nera river
December 11, 2008

  • A very suggestive competition route thanks to the difficulties, realized changing the course of the Nera river with rocks of great dimension able to create rapids, eddy and dead zones. The arrangements of the bank to favourite the entrance and the exit of the river, the creation of the stairs and other intervention are important to improve the pedestrian crossing that links the earth to help the umpire judges, the spectators, the journalists, the technicians and the service personnel. Without obstructing the navigability of the river. They represents some interventions made by the Province of Terni to improve the competition field for canoeing and kayak along the Nera river, in the tract between the bridge of Papigno and the hydroelectric power plants of Galleto. The project costs 290.000 euro that interests the bed of the river for 500 metres situated at the bottom of the Falls. All these things “in the respect of the environmental rules and in harmony with the surrounded landscape that will be safeguarded and evaluated” said the Assessor to the environment of the Province of Terni Fabio Paparelli. We confirm the vocation of this territory to the outdoor sports and the activities in contact with nature. This tract of the river is already field of national competition. A very good thing for the lover of Marmore Falls because “ the sporting tourism – said the Assessor to the sport of the Municipality of Terni Giuseppe Boccolini – is a resource for our territory thanks to the canoeing that affirms its importance to the national niveau”.
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Around the Falls: Christmas in the ancient village
December 05, 2008

  • You can find the living crib – one of the most beautiful in all Umbria -, but there are also other events organized by the Municipality of Arrone in collaboration with the local associations. A very beautiful Christmas 2008, near Marmore Falls. In our website, you can find all the information about the events. A rich programme and free, in the medieval village of Arrone: from the living crib, to the Feast of Coming, the concerts, the Christmas songs and so on. The municipal administration gives good wishes for Christmas. The programme for Christmas 2008:
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Around the Falls: the Feast of Coming
December 04, 2008

  • In accordance with the popular tradition the Holy House where Lady Mary received the Annunciation of the Angel has been moved from Palestina to Loreto – Marche – in 1924. The angels made the miracle. When they flow over the Nerina Valley, in the countryside, people did fires and in the churches sounded for the glorification of the passage. It is the “Feast of Coming”, celebrated in the medieval village of Arrone (6 km far from Marmore Falls) on Monday, the 8th December at 6.30p.m. in S. Maria Assunta church and the “Tubilustrum ensemble” do a concert directed by the professor Andrea di Mario. The appointment is at 8.00p.m.: As the tradition wants, they make fires with the possibility to taste bruschetta, sausages, wine and new oils, all without payment. On Tuesday, the 9th December at 11.00p.m. the bells of San Giovanni church will ring. They ring since years, it is an ancient work for them, born 11 years ago. Photo below: the group of Arrone
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December in the Falls, full of feasts and events
December 03, 2008

  • A lot of people during the summer. But also during the winter the landscape is beautiful, with their colours – in December prevails the red. In this season the Falls are wonderful. And it justifies the visit but there is more. The Christmas time is coming, then the New Year and the Epiphany and also a lot of events around the Falls. No limits to the fantasy: from the artistic cribs to the living ones along the medieval villages and in the routes of Nerina Valley. There is torchlight procession (very suggestive during the Epiphany and canoeing along the Nera river) the concerts, the exhibitions and so on. We will provide, in our website, programmes, dates, timetables, and photographic documentation. In the centre of Terni will be “little events” in different parts of the city. The artists involve people. The dates will be the 13th , the 19th , the 20th and the 27th December. The 8th December will be a torchlight procession in Miranda near Terni that switch on the Christmas star at the top of the mountain, close to the Upper Outlook of the Falls. Then the artistic and living cribs around Marmore Falls. Many things to do and to chiose: that in Arrone (living crib) is between the most beautiful crib in Umbria, that in Cesi (artistic crib) on the lake. Then also Torreorsina (artistic crib) and Porzano (living crib) without forget the ancient mill-track that links Nicciano to Gabbio, now opened again for trekking. There you can find many artistic cribs. At the end concerts and feats like “La Festa della Venuta” in Arrone, the 8th December. In according with the popular opinion the Holy House where the Virgin Mary received the Announciation by the angel has been moved from Palestina to Loreto – Marche . in 1294. The angel made the miracle. When they flow over the Nerina Valley, many fires have made in the countryside and the churches sounded to glorify the passing. The association in Arrone repeats the event with the fire and the sound of the bells during the night. Bruschetta, new oil, wines and typical dishes. A very good idea! Information: Marmore Falls ticket office, tel. +39.0744.62982 IAT del Ternano (Local Tourist Office), tel +39.0744.423047
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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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Timetables October

Opening of
the Area
Opening of
the Water
Working days 10.00am - 6.00pm only on FRIDAY
from 12.00am to 1.00pm
from 3.00pm to 4.00pm
Saturday and Sunday 10.00am - 8.00pm from 11.00am to 1.00pm
from 3.00pm to 6.00pm
Holidays and Specials:
9.00am - 8.00pm from 11.00am to 1.00pm
from 3.00pm to 6.00pm

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