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Hiking Trails - Narnia Hiking Ring
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A rout of 153 km, 7 stages in line, a stage of urban hiking of 6,6 Km, 170 points of interest, 176 points - of hospitality options.

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Lake of Recentino
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Lake of San Liberato
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The "Censo walking"
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The “Censo walking” is a way of about 1,2 km around the top of the Censo hill. It is also called “Matricardi walking” in honour to the priest, Father Matricardi, who first had the idea, at the beginning of the 20th century, to realize a way through the wood which could follow the top of the hill, close to the small village, for a walking rich of plants and wild animals. It’s not unusual meeting squirrels, foxes and, why not?, safe wild boars, along the way. There is an interesting botanical walking for knowing the kind of plants in this side of the Umbria country. Some stones placed at the plant floor have the name in Italian language of the plant itself: the scientific version and the popular version, so everyone can recognized and understand.

Along the way you can see what is a “wind pipe”: a fissure in the ground from where air comes. It’s like a mistery. The truth is that there are some tunnels inside the rock which have the feature to let cool air going out in the summer and warm air in the winter. In fact during those mornings in which temperature is several degrees minus you can see steam going out. The Censo walking is relaxing, full of surprises and features, like the original sundial at the beginning of the walk, dedicated to Father Matricardi and the two big stones placed at the other side of the way which are ancient fossile canebrakes.

 
The Cardona Bridge
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A roman bridge with just one round arch, part of the Formina aqueduct, it was built by the prefect of the waters M. Cocceio Nerva. The Military Geographical Institute has identified the Cardona bridge as being the geographical centre of the Italian peninsula.

 
The Chestnut of San Francesco
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It preserves the memory of the presence of the saint like the cellar or cave, where he went to pray, and his resting place. The oratory dates back to the 13th century and is frescoed, whereas the cloister dates back to the 15th century. The refectory of S. Bernardino is evocative.

 
The Forest of the Rocca Fortress
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The Nera Gorges
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Between Monte Maggiore (at the top of which Narni is built on an area of level ground) and Monte Santa Croce with its big rocky walls the gorge can be found at the summit, throught which the river nera runs (violently in times gone-by) alongside the ancient and modern routes and, until a few decades ago, the railway line, which has now been moved into a more functional tunnel at the foot of the mountain.

At the mouth, as well as the three-bridge system (the Roman bridge, the modern bridge and the Medieval footbridge) are the Benedictine Abbey of San Cassiano and the sanctuary of the Madonna del Ponte (from a votive picture that was found by chance in a cave nearby).


The landing place of St. Francis’ boat

The little landing place on the river Tevere evokes that of "St. Francis' boat", rich in history and fascination due to the important affairs connected with the movements of the saint from Assisi towards Rome and Viterbo, and due to the more humble ones relative to the integration with the minor road network, connected to the Via Flaminia and Via Amerina. It was important at times when, due to the various bridges over the Tevere collapsing, an alternative was needed for crossing the river.


The landing place is part of a project to enhance the ancient system of ports and river landing places that enabled the reascent of the Tevere and commercial trade between the two banks. It was built as part of the ARCUS project for promoting the ancient Via Flaminia. The landing place complements the “Porto dell’Olio”, a port in the Municipality of Otricoli, from where the ferry leaves to travel along this stretch of the Tevere and will be completed with the recovery of the ancient ports of “Santa Lucida”, still pertaining to Narni, and “Seripola”, in the Municipality of Orte.


The ferry trip allows the beauty of this stretch of the Tevere to be experienced, offering unusual views and points of view on the surrounding castles, and lets passengers disembark to visit the evocative archaeological settlements and sites, perfectly complementing the area’s network of cycle tracks/footpaths .


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