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history, nature and culture of the Valnerina

Stories of travels and discoveries from the Nera valley

Welcome , you are on invalnerina.it, dedicated to those who want to discover the Valnerina: history, nature, art and culture.

I have always been fascinated by this valley I decided to organize my experiences in this blog where I hope you will find the same emotion of discovery.

logo history, nature and culture of Valnerina

history, nature and culture of the Valnerina

Stories of travels and discoveries from the Nera valley

Welcome , you are on invalnerina.it, dedicated to those who want to discover the Valnerina: history, nature, art and culture.

I have always been fascinated by this valley I decided to organize my experiences in this blog where I hope you will find the same emotion of discovery.

ITINERARIES

Walks classified and divided by type of activity.

PLACES

Index of places divided by the municipalities of the territory.

NEAR

Here you can mix the options and decide where to go!

YOU DISCOVER

Get inspired, chance is the best way to discover the world.

GPS

GPS tracks with altimetry and geolocation.

STORIES

Country stories, legends and culture that shape the valley.

history, nature and culture of the Valnerina

La Valnerina: A borderland that has stood still in time

It is divided into upper, middle and lower Valnerina. It also borders to the east from the Tronto valley, to the west with the upper Velino valley, while to the south with the Piana Reatina and culminates in the north on the Sibillini mountains. In fact, to the south, the Valnerina opens onto the Terni basin touching the Martani mountains and then closes again on the Nera gorges, near Narni.

Therefore a few kilometers after the Nera (female because it is a Nymph) dives into the Tiber near the Roman ruins of the city of Ocriculum. Obviously there are fantastic places known to all, tourist attractions such as the Marmore waterfall, Cascia, Norcia, Castelluccio, Spoleto and much more.

However, here you will find only those hidden places, silent witnesses of time just waiting to be rediscovered.

Umbrian municipalities of the Valnerina
Flaminia vetus
Flaminia nova
Nar River
Terni

Terni

San Gemini

San Gemini

Spoleto

Spoleto

Narni

Narni

Otricoli

Otricoli

Stroncone

Stroncone

Arrone

Arrone

Montefranco

Montefranco

Polino

Polino

Ferentillo
Monteleone di S.

Monteleone di S.

Scheggino

Scheggino

Sant 'Anatolia di Narco

Sant 'Anatolia di Narco

Vallo di Nera

Vallo di Nera

Cascia

Cascia

Norcia

Norcia

Preci

Preci

Cerreto di Spoleto

Cerreto di Spoleto

WHAT IS HIDING IN VALNERINA

Here lies harmony

There are several interests that can be stimulated by the natural and cultural history of the Valnerina . Above all the historical part, frozen in the period of greatest splendor, from the high to the late Middle Ages.

For example, you can find perfectly original castles, churches, ruins and hermitages . Furthermore, from a naturalistic point of view, there are the most disparate environments going from the bottom of the valley to mountains that exceed a thousand meters in height. Not to mention more or less large caves and cliffs.

On the other hand , climbing, rafting and cycling are very common activities in Valnerina and allow a different way of exploring the valley. Even the motorbike is an excellent way to reach the most distant and fascinating villages, between asphalted and dirt roads with well-designed hairpin bends and curves (unfortunately there are still no guardrails for motorcyclists).

In particular, the former railway from Spoleto to Norcia is an accessible way to everyone to get to know another phase of life in this area.