The Nera River Park
Explore the Nera River Park where water, in all its forms, is king
Welcome to the "Water Park", the Nera River Park which, among its many beautiful places, also includes the majestic Marmore Falls.
What makes this park so wonderful is its truly impressive vegetation: the foothills and a part of the mountain are covered with silvery green olive groves, particularly the area of the park closer to the Terni conch. The steep slopes of the mountains are covered in woods of broad-leaved trees from which magnificent rocky outcrops often stick out, making the area truly unique.
There are plenty of attractions in the park, like the lovely little towns of Ferentillo, Arrone, Torre Orsina and Montefranco which you can visit if you are a lover of medieval villages. When you're in Ferentillo, go see the crypt in the Church of Santo Stefano. The bodies buried here have become naturally mummified thanks to the specific environmental conditions and the chemistry of the soil.
Would you like to visit a mystical place that is also truly beautiful? The Valnerina has always been home to bustling religious activity and to ascetic hermits, and many abbeys, churches and hermitages were built here over the centuries. Stop in and see the lovely San Pietro in Valle abbey.
Hikers can walk over any of the many marked trails that crisscross the park, many follow old mule tracks and the roads that were once the main means of commerce and communication that connected the little hamlets. Observe the park's gracious flora and breathe the pure air of the Green Heart of Italy.
One of the park's main attractions is the Marmore Falls, an ancient feat of Roman engineering which today is the ideal place for a family outing or a great hike.
If you love water sports, the Nera River Park is the place for you: the Nera River and its tributaries make this the perfect place for canyoning, rafting, caving and canoeing. But if mountains are your passion, then you must not miss climbing the Ferentillo wall, one of the best equipped rock faces in all of Europe.
When it comes time for lunch, we suggest you enjoy a trout from the Nera River. It has white meat and a very delicate flavour and is great either on the grill or even boiled. Buon appetito!