The Gorges of the Nera River
The gorges of the River Nera, where nature, culture and history have been meeting for two thousand years in a unique atmosphere, are a worthy continuation of the Valnerina after the river Nera crosses the Terni Valley.
It’s an interesting bit of territory because of its landscape, naturalistic and historic value.
Particularly inspiring is the path that follows the ex railway bed, running along the Nera river for about 5 kilometres. It’s an itinerary suitable for everyone: lovers of trekking, running, mountain bike and horseback rides, but also canoeing enthusiasts who can follow the River Nera with its artificial marinas created along the river from the area of Funara until the mill in the territory of Nera Montoro.
At the southernmost tip of the Gorges there are remains of the Ancient and strategic Roman harbour and of the shipyard that demonstrate the old navigability of the rivers Tiber and Nera; up on the mountain of St. Croce, you can see the caves, once inhabited by hermits, and the abbey of St. Cassiano and below the remains of the imposing Bridge of Augustus (27 BC).