The history of the first installations
appropriated in the territory constituted by the today's Terni, goes
back to ancient times, when a Umbrian-Sabinan people established along a valley
crossed by two rivers. They were the Naharkis, shepherd-warlike that
lived along the valley of the river Nera, from which they took the name.
Of this period remain numerous testimonies as the vast necropolises and the
rests of Maratta, a vast installation that goes back to 800s before the
birth of Christ.
The date of the foundation of the city of
Terni is the 672 B.C., when a shed group of installations was reunified for
constituting a nucleus of greater dimensions, which was subdued by the power of
the Roman Empire around the year 300 B.C. The installation takes then
the name of Interamna, the '' city among the waters ''.
But the new Roman town didn't interpret a
role of smaller importance in the life of the empire; thanks to its important
strategic position and the plentiful presence of present water resources on the
territory, it reached soon a notable prestige. They built so the mighty
boundaries, the thermal baths, the theatres and the amphitheatres, so the
social life and politics became animated, more and more influential characters
grew and disembarked to Rome engraving more and more in conclusive way in its
political progress. It's the historic epoch of Tacito Caio Cornelio and
of the emperor Marco Claudio Tacito.
With the fall of the Roman Empire, Terni
was exposed to devastation and looting following the fates of many other
Umbrian towns that saw their own cities exposed to the barbaric invasions.
In the XIII century also Terni and many
near villages are caressed by the preaching of St. Francis, to whom are
devoted churches and places of cult that will remain points of constant
reference for the popular devotion. In 1353 Terni promulgates a proper statute,
starting a process of normalisation that will culminate around the year 1600,
when the Pontifical State also extends on it its own dominion. In this
period is realised the Basilica of San Valentino, bishop of
Terni, martyr, saint patron of the city and protector of the persons in love of
the whole world.
Terni, history of a city forged in the steel
is the city that more than every other in Italy
has suffered the charm
of the industrialisation in the modern epoch. More than every other city it is
The most beautiful day of Terni, St. Valentine
is famous in Italy and in
the world, part of its fame it certainly thanks to its saint patron, San
'' protector of the lovers
The '' Lance '' of Arnaldo Pomodoro, '' Light '' of Terni
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the space devoted to the monumental "Lance of Light
obelisk realised in 1995 by the famous contemporary ...
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The territory of Terni
to the visitor a dense place of excellencies, where the nature appears in all
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The Commonal Picture Gallery '' Orneore Metelli '' of Terni
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