The majestic Narni is placed to dominate that gorge made by the Nera river which gave it the name. Is an ancient city rich of history, art and tradition, a beautiful place to visit in Umbria.
The city of Narni.
Narni was the Nequinum of Umbrian people which slowed down the Romans in their advance towards the Adriatic sea, it was the roman and medieval Narnia which inspired painters and writers, and is in the narrow streets, in the squares, in the churches and in the palaces which draw it that we can read all its fascinating history.
Walking through the Old Town: what to see in Narni.
The town is dominated, in the highest part of the cliff, by the mole of the Rocca Albornoz, ideal point of connection of the outer circle of the walls from which it is accessed, among the others, by Ternana Gate – for those who come from Terni – and by Romana Gate – for those who come from Rome.
The walls preserves those masterpieces of art that make Narni worth to visit:
- the ancient Cathedral of San Giovenale which, in addition to the patron’s remains, preservers works of absolute value;
- the buildings in Piazza dei Priori: the Podestà Palace – today municipality’s headquarter, the Priori Palace with the characteristic loggia of Gattapone and the Manini Theatre;
- the Eroli Palace headquarter of the museum, of the art gallery and the municipality’s library;
- the churches of Santa Margherita, Santa Maria Impensole and San Francesco symbol of Terzieri that between April and May makes people live again the year 1371 thanks to Corsa all’Anello;
- Narni Sotterranea with its fascinate hypogeum environments, including the Hall of Torments of the Inquisition;
- the squares and the narrow streets which host some cultural events as Narnia Festival, Narni Città Teatro and the International Festival Le Luci della Ribalta.
Narnia, which inspired C.S Lewis for its writing of the “The Chronicles of Narnia”, is a city which you can discover as a book, browsing it page after page.
Walk to discover the old town:
Or discover the interesting points of Narni and of its territory: