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Guided Tour of Terni

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Guided Tour of Terni

The harmonious interplay of history and modernity, tradition and everyday life

Discover the lively city of Terni, where classical and medieval elements coexist in perfect harmony with Renaissance and industrial styles. Learn to appreciate the city in the company of our expert guides, who will show you its most interesting and characteristic places.

Your tour will start from the city’s main square, admiring the beautiful Renaissance style of the ancient Palazzo Comunale. We will pass another jewel of the historic centre, Palazzo Spada, with its majestic and imposing appearance, its Renaissance-style facade and the marvellous frescoes in its interior. We can then admire the Chiesa di San Salvatore, the oldest Church in Terni once called the Tempio del sole; it will amaze you with its longitudinal structure incorporated into a cylindrical structure terminating in a majestic dome.

Walking through the city we’ll walk along the characteristic Via Cavour and the tour will continue with a visit to the Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta, which is also the city’s Duomo. Notice the columns and arches that distinguish its facade. The Chiesa di Sant’Alò, although more modest in style, has a fascinating character that easily captures your attention. In fact it stands upon an ancient building dedicated to the goddess Cybele and contains numerous frescoes in its interior.

The Anfiteatro Fausto, the best preserved Roman monument in Terni, is also worthy of note and still stages theatrical performances and other events. While still in the historic centre you can see another typical church, that of San Francesco, with its particularly elegant bell tower.

Despite the simplicity and the inconspicuous character of the facade, the ancient Chiesa di San Pietro fascinates with its characteristic rose window, numerous decorations and the frescoes preserved inside it, including a wonderful Dormitio Virginis.

If the history of Terni has captured your imagination, you can also include in your tour a visit to the Museo Comunale CAOSCentro Arti Opificio Siri, where you can expand your knowledge of the city in the two sections that make up the museum, the pre-Roman and the Roman sections. The Museum is located in what was the ancient Siri chemical factory, which has now been redeveloped and has become a new symbol of the city. If you want to continue exploring the city of Terni or as an alternative to sightseeing in the city, you can visit the Scavi della città romana di Carsulae (excavations of the Roman city of Carsulae), a haunting archaeological area that will take you back in time and immerse you imaginatively in the life of that Roman city.

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Plan

  1. 1
    Palazzo Comunale
  2. 2
    Palazzo Spada
  3. 3
    San Salvatore
  4. 4
    Via Cavour
  5. 5
    San Francesco
  6. 6
    Cattedrale dell'Assunta
  7. 7
    Sant'Alò
  8. 8
    Anfiteatro Romano
  9. 9
    San Pietro

Recommended clothing

We will be moving mostly on foot so we recommend comfortable clothing, sun glasses or a hat for the sun in warmer times of year, and a anorak or a warm hat in the colder seasons.

Included

Certified guide.

Not included

  • Entrance tickets to paid sites or museums are not included. Entry will never be obligatory and we will agree any visits involving entrance fees with you in advance.
  • Snacks or various accessories are not included (such as audio guides).

Time

The activity will last about 2.5 – 3 hours, depending on the pace of the group and the availability of the guide.

Languages

  • Italian
  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Dutch
  • Russian

When

You can enjoy this experience throughout the year.

Children

This activity is also suitable for children.

Pet policy

You can enjoy this experience in the company of your four-legged friend.

Requirements

Get ready to learn and have fun.

Impaired mobility

The activity is also suitable for people with motor or other disabilities. In any case, we invite you to discuss your needs with our staff. If you find out that the experience is not suited to you (or others in your group) we will be happy to offer you an alternative activity or a full refund.

Additional information

  • This activity lasts half a day, so lunch is not provided. In your itinerary you can still select the lunch option, above your timeline. We will be able to recommend one of the best places to eat when you return.
  • We strongly advise you to bring a camera to take photos of the spectacle of nature that will appear before you.

Important

  • You can enjoy this experience in any kind of weather. Some points of interest, however, may be outdoors, so it might not be possible to visit them on bad weather days. The guide will evaluate the weather conditions 48 hours before your tour and, in the event that some monuments/attractions cannot be visited, we will notify you promptly. You can choosewhether to proceed with the tour, replace it with another activity or receive a full refund of the price paid.
  • This activity is subject to our operators’ availability. We have a large selection of collaborators capable of leading this activity, but if on the day you selected we do not have operators availabile, we will immediately, or in any case within 48 hours of booking, suggest an alternative activity you might wish to do or the choice of receiving a full refund of the price paid.
  • The times shown in the program are indicative and may vary according to your requests or those of the other participants in the group. These are always and in any case previously agreed with our staff or with the guide.
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Cancellation policy

If you cancel the reservation for this activity up to 24 hours before the event we will refund you 100% of the price.

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