Otricoli

Castello del Poggio - Otricoli

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Tourist information and welcome office
Via Cassian Bon, 4 - 05100 Terni
info@iat.terni.it
Poggio di Otricoli, placed on a hill 387 metres above the sea level, below the Mount St. Pancrazio (1027 metres), is a small but delicious village of the southern Umbria, overlooking the Tiber valley and the upper Sabina.

From the top of the village you can dominate with your eyes the entire valley below, so to go over the geographical boundaries with the neighbouring Lazio region. The toponym “Poggio” is very frequent in this area of Italy, as showed by other spots of the territory both in the Lazio region, such as Poggio Bustone and Poggio Fidoni, and in the rest of Umbria such as Poggiodomo, and that’s the reason why in the past it was known with the name of Poggio di Narni or also Poggio di mezzo, so to distinguish it from its other several namesakes. The village represents a typical example of fortification whose plant presents a compact “core”, it is crossed by two main roads and the entire settlement develops around it. These are the via Maestra descending from the fortress until the S. Nicola square and the via della Rocca where the so-called Lodge of lovers is located.