Piediluco lake and Marmore falls (Terni)

Trip to Terni, in Umbria, Italy, to see Piediluco lake and Marmore falls, currently considered the continental Europe's highest waterfalls, with their height of 162 meters. Excursion to the roman empire ruins of Carsulae and to the medieval town of Narni.

Piediluco lake near Terni, Umbria, Italy Piediluco lake near Terni, Umbria, Italy
Piediluco lake near Terni, Umbria, Italy Piediluco lake near Terni, Umbria, Italy
Pictures of Piediluco lake, about 10 kilometers from Terni, in Umbria, central Italy.

 

 

Piediluco (Terni, Umbria) Piediluco (Terni, Umbria). Chiesa di San Francesco.
Piediluco (Terni, Umbria) Piediluco (Terni, Umbria)
The ancient town of Piediluco, on the lake with the same name. Very narrow streets and stairs connect the homes between them. No cars here!

 

The town of Greccio with Terminillo mountain, as visible from Piediluco lake.

 

Town of Piediluco, Terni, Umbria, Italy Town of Piediluco, Terni, Umbria, Italy
Town of Piediluco, Terni, Umbria, Italy Views on Piediluco lake and town.

 

Town of Piediluco, Terni, Umbria, Italy
The main street in Piediluco town.

 

Marmore falls, Terni, upper viewpoint Panorama sulla Valnerina, Umbria Marmore falls, Terni, upper viewpoint
Marmore falls seen from top (only the first jump of water is visible from here), where there is also a beautiful view onto Valnerina valley.

 

View on Valnerina, Umbria, Italy View over Terni, Italy
Top-left: a view on Valnerina valley in Umbria, Italy. Top-right: a view of Terni.

 

Papigno, about halfway from Marmore town and Marmore waterfall main entrance. The roofs are gray due to smoke released from an old factory, now closed many years ago.

 

Marmore waterfalls, Terni, Umbria, Italy Marmore waterfalls, Terni, Umbria, Italy

Marmore falls seen from below.



 

Marmore waterfalls, Terni, Umbria, Italy Marmore waterfalls, Terni, Umbria, Italy

Views on Marmore falls, with the gates closed (left) and open (right).

Click HERE to see a movie of the falls (requires Quicktime).

 

Roman empire ruins of Carsulae Roman empire site of Carsulae
Roman ruins of Carsulae Roman ruins of Carsulae
Roman ruins of Carsulae

Carsulae is an archaeological site containing ruins from the Roman empire, dated about 2000 years. The site has a theatre, an amphitheater, a cemetery, a market center and a road paved with stones.

 

Carsulae - San Damiano church Carsulae - San Damiano church
Carsulae - San Damiano church The small "San Damiano" church is part of Carsulae ruins.

 

Roman ruins of Carsulae Roman ruins of Carsulae Roman ruins of Carsulae

The ancient "Flaminia" street crosses the roman town of Carsulae.



 

Roman ruins of Carsulae Roman ruins of Carsulae

The "San Damiano" arc is the northern door to Carsulae.

 

Town of Sangemini (Terni) Countryside around Terni

View on the town of Sangemini (left) and view onto the countryside around Terni, seen from St. Erasmo.

 

Narni
The trip continues to Narni, an interesting medieval town. Here, the central square.

 

Town of Narni Town of Narni Town of Narni
Town of Narni Town of Narni Town of Narni
Narrow streets in Narni's downtown.

 

Narni, the fortress
The fortress overlooking Narni.

 

Panorama of Terni seen from Narni
Panorama of Terni seen from Narni's fortress.

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