Terni, history of a city forged in the steel
Terni 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
identified with the idea of progress and industry making its elevated
productive ability available for the nation.
Already between the XVIII and XIX century
they rose the first workshops, fed by the energy produced exploiting her huge
water resources. The real acceleration was immediately had beginning from the
first years to the unity of Italy, when initially in 1880, and in 1884 then,
Terni was founded the Factory of the Weapons and the steelworks.
The government chose Terni as ideal centre and nucleus of the grandiose
industries from which a dawning modern nation could not miss. An abundant water
provisioning and the strategic position in the hinterland were the conditions
that favoured the unbelievable development of the industrial pole of Terni.
These are the years of the great transformation, the urban centre changes
radically, it prepares to entertain an always increasing population. It is born
so the legend of the Italian Manchester.
Big part of the production of its factories
initially serves for supporting the war industry. The weapons with which the Great
War was fought, the guns, the caresses of the ships of the Italian Navy,
and anything that has a metallic sound and shining aspect it seems to come from
this portion of Umbria. Even the fascism appropriates of this ''
dynamism '' (Terni will be defined by Mussolini '' dynamic city ''),
turning it into one of the myths of the regime.
The city ties always more itself to the
destiny of its industries, whole districts are born for welcoming workers,
every sort of manpower, employees and business pictures. Terni becomes the
model of a futuristic city-factory.
Then the years of the Second World War and the bombardments came, which attacked furiously the buildings and the civil
population, with a frequency and such an intensity to be put on knee any
economy. The factories and the industries were miraculously however uninjured.
They did the expenses of it the inhabitants, among which will count around them
a thousand of victims.
The industry and Terni steel in the
post-war period will improve the fates of a harshly stricken population, but
the age of the gold and the dynamism are only a past, forcing '' The Terni '' to continuous bets and re-conversions, like the birth of a centre of
production of special steels and the privatisation. The remaining is
Brief history of the city of Terni
The history of the first installations
appropriated in the territory constituted by the today's Terni
back to ancient times, when a Umbrian-Sabinan people est...
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is famous in Italy and in
the world, part of its fame it certainly thanks to its saint patron, San
'' protector of the lovers
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It opens at the end of Corso del Popolo
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
of its shine and in all of its power. It is an examp...
The Commonal Picture Gallery '' Orneore Metelli '' of Terni
The collection of works of art of the Commonal
is devoted to an unusual artistic personality, Orneore
, one among the maximum pictoria...
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