Arrone: a mix of art, culture and adventure sports

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Arrone, set on the left bank of the Nera river, strategically situated along ancient paths between the Valnerina valley and Rieti, is a municipality consisting of two residential centres
The oldest, called Terra, corresponds to the feudal castle of Arroni, which between the eleventh and twelfth centuries extended its control over a wide area of the lower Valnerina valley, until the thirteenth century, when it was finally put under control of the city of Spoleto.
Built on top of the hill, the castle is surrounded by a mighty city wall, articulated by circular bastions and crossed by a main road leading to the square where the church of San Giovanni Battista stands, with gothic features and decorated inside with a series of fifth-century frescoes.
Through the San Giovanni gate you enter a neighbourhood with more recent origins, called Santa Maria as it was built around the sixteenth-century Collegiate of Santa Maria Assunta. This second urban centre is characterized by the presence of noble renaissance buildings of a certain architectural standing.
Nestled in the pristine natural surroundings of the Nera River Park, there are several possibilities to choose from: a permanent educational workshop thanks to the many guided activities on offer, from hiking to trekking trails.
Arrone boasts highly developed sports tourism, thanks to the water sports (canoeing, rafting, and canyoning) and free climbing on natural rock walls.