Among the Nera gorges, near Stifone, a small village of about 40 inhabitants in the municipality of Narni, there is a deep turquoise corner of paradise, the ancient port, where the Romans built their river ships.
From the village, after admiring the mills and ancient wash houses, still fed by spring water, you can take a small country road downhill. You arrive at the river and there you can witness an aquatic spectacle: the transparent waters allow you to see the ancient remains of a Roman shipyard.
Descending to the valley, you arrive at the natural pools of Le Mole di Narni, a beautiful stretch of water, to be admired for its clarity, an ideal refuge on sultry days, after trekking or cycling. It is important to remember, however, that they are not suitable for bathing, since the nearby Recentino hydroelectric power station discharges the water received from the Nera river there, with the opening of the dam's bulkheads.