What we present to you and what we recommend in this short article is an itinerary that you can do even in a single day and that takes place in Umbria. The stages can be visited both in the order followed in this article, and in the reverse order. During this trip you will get to know a swimming pool with paradisiacal colors for full relaxation, a bridge immersed in the woods which is said to be the geographical center of Italy and one of the most famous scenarios with waterfalls in Italy.
Itinerary in Umbria
The Mole di Narni are located close to the Gorges of the Nera, a few kilometers from Narni and Stifone. In this place there is a hidden jewel: a narrow valley in which the Nera flows, creating a natural pool with water that dissolves in beautiful turquoise and emerald shades. It is so clear that the rocks can be glimpsed, creating suggestive contrasts. The shores are cloaked in wild vegetation and transform this place into an ideal retreat during the sultry days. (Important: its waters are NOT suitable for swimming) Photo by Marco Placidi from GoogleMaps (Read more)
Ponte Cardona is one of the four Roman bridges found along the path of the Formina aqueduct. The geographic center of peninsular Italy conventionally falls near it. Today its beauty emerges from the vegetation as the aqueduct is no longer used, and can be visited independently by following the well-traced paths recently in the woods. (Read more)
The Cascata delle Marmore is a waterfall located about 7 km away from Terni, in Umbria, almost at the end of the Valnerina, the long valley carved by the Nera river. It is a controlled-flow waterfall, one of the highest in Europe, relying on a total height difference of 165 m, divided into three jumps, set in a large natural park. The name derives from the calcium carbonate salts present on the rocks which are similar to white marble. (Read more)