The Marmore Falls
The Marmore Falls: Among the highest in Europe, they were created by the Romans in 271 BC to drain the swamps above the Nera River: an engineering feat that has become one of the most spectacular natural attractions of Umbria.
There are five trails here which offer different views of the falls and let you enjoy the natural beauty of the park.
Trail N.1 begins at the learning centre of the Botanical Gardens located in the area of the lower Belvedere. A large square is dedicated to one of the most illustrious visitors to the Falls, Lord Byron, who wrote verses about the emotions they aroused in him. Take the trail that leads to the upper Belvedere. This is quite a difficult hike and the only one that takes you to the upper part of the falls. After about forty minutes of walking you will reach the upper Belvedere from which you can see the first leap of the falls from a small observation tower called "la specola" (observatory), built in 1786 at the behest of Pope Pius VI. On leaving the specola you cross the Cavo Curiano over an iron bridge.