"Terni as it was..."
In 1885 Terni was one of the first towns to have urban planning regulations. The need was born from the flourishing of industry, centre of attraction for the local labour force and neighbouring areas (Rieti and Viterbo).
Whole districts were developed in proximity to the factories. Important palaces survived within the town walls. Over the centuries they were used for institutional centres and have now been restored to their past glory by an intelligent and meticulous restoration (read more)
Amongst Churches and Abbeys seeking St. Benedict
Benedict of Norcia lived in the first half of the VI century AD and was the initiator of the Order that bears his name and together with the Franciscan order is one of the most important of the Middle Ages. The Benedictines were in contrast with the Ora et Labora regulation, typical asceticism of oriental monarchism, highlighting the ongoing fusion between the contemplative and operative act. As a result, the style of coenobitical life gathered numerous followers and abbeys and monasteries sprung up all over Italy especially in Umbria. (read more)
Art and spirituality
Most of Terni’s artistic expression is permeated with the spirituality of Umbria. The religious folk spirit and religious movements can be detected in the architectonical design of the churches, paintings and sculptures. St. Salvatore Church or Tempio del Sole – Sun Temple (VIII cent.)
Excavations and studies carried out on the pre-existing structure have accepted that it is a building complex from ancient Interamna.(read more)
A few kilometres from the town one is surrounded in nature, history and art of exceptional beauty and the uniqueness of Cesi perched on the slope of Monte Eolo, an enchanting village which houses historical and artistic testimonies of the Roman and medieval periods.
Previously a strategic stronghold for defence and enemy attacks. In the oldest buildings ancient “methods” of protection can still be seen such as ambush trapdoors and equipment for hurling ammunition.(read more)