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The Amerino and the center of Italy
The Amerino i san ideal territori in order to visit the center of Italy, to reach very beautiful places and visit important localities of our country.
You can visit:
Art cities:
Roma (80 km highway, 40' by train);
Firenze (180 km highway, 2'40'' by train);
Assisi (100 km highway, 1'50'' by train);
Even nearer: Orvieto, Todi, Perugia, Viterbo, Spoleto, Cascia;
about 100 km far; le nearest beaches Tarquinia and Capa
The mountain:
Terminillo is about 70 km far away;
The lake:
the nearest:  Piediluco, Vico e Bolsena


Out to get here

by highway: autostrada A1, exit of Orte (is the easiest); then you can continue on the superstrada Viterbo-Cesena, exit of Amelia.

by motorway: Viterbo-Cesena, exit of Amelia .

By train: orte station is an important cross point between the line roma-firenze and roma-ancona or roma perugia. It is only 20 km far from Amelia. (there is also a station in Narni: for the 2 lines roma-ancona or roma perugia. It is 10 km far)



Amelia, which today represents a very important historical and cultural centre, was one of the liveliest Italic cities.
Its origins are very ancient. Pliny the Elder quotes a passage of Cato’s Origines, which marks the foundation of Amelia in 1134 B.C.

Amelia is the main town of a territory called Amerino, which includes many minor centres like Giove, Penna in Teverina, Alviano, Attigliano, Lugnano in Teverina, Avigliano and Montecastrilli. These towns have succeeded in preserving their medieval atmosphere thanks to the remarkable remains of castles, ancient walls and towers.

The environment, which is intact and constantly preserved, is the main feature of this territory, which is truly “Green Heart” of Umbria.

It includes the Tiber valley and the central area beyond the Monti Amerini, where thick woods of Mediterranean bush grow alongside secular ilexes, and where rolling hills and vast plains create unique landscapes.
Here a healthy lifestyle is created through a rediscovery of the human dimension of life.

The town is located on a hill, which overlooks a tranquil and serene countryside. The old town is characterised by magnificent Poligonal Walls of the VII-IV centuries B.C.: a monument of exceptional historical value.
Originally, Amelia was an important centre which belonged to the Umbrians. It later became a Roman municipio named America.

Both civilizations left very significant traces, as demonstrated by the bronze statue of Germanico and the ten grandiose rooms of the Cisterna Romana.
The well-preserved and charming historical centre is a mixture of different ages and styles, which represent the various architectural styles, from the Romans to the eighteenth century.

On top of the hill sits the majestic Duomo, an important religious monument dedicated to S. Fermina V.M.
The Civic Tower of the eleventh century was erected next to it, as a symbol of municipal liberties.
The picturesque Piazza Marconi gives a little taste of the past to tourists.

The architectural styles of noble palaces like Petrignani Palace, Venturelli Palace, Nacci Palace, Farrattini Palace and Battista Geraldini Palace are of significant historical value. They all have fresco-painted halls.
S. Francesco Church and S. Agostino Church contain numerous works of art; for example, in S. Magno Church, one can find an extremely valuable sixteenth-century organ.
In one neighbourhood of the town lies the wonderful “Parco del Rio Grande,” a green oasis of peace.

Gastronomy is fundamental to the culture of the territory: dishes like game, dripping-pan cooked stock-doves and stuffed figs are all delicacies of the local cuisine.

Wine and oil have always been typical products of the area.
The atmosphere of the past and the history of the town are kept alive through the traditions of the Palio dei colombi and in the Rievocazione storica degli Statuti Amerini.
The environs
- Montecchio- Giove - Guardea - Alviano- Lugnano in Teverina - Montecastrilli - Avigliano Umbro

- Valle del Tevere

- Lago di Corbara

- La necropoli  

- Oasi di Alviano

- Ville romane 

- Monti amerini

- Foresta fossile