NARNI

Nequinum, as was known by the Romans who made of it, subsequenlty to the annexation to Rome happened in the 299 a.C with the name of Nania, a main node of the via Flaminia giving to it a great period of economic development. But Narni has ancient origin dating back to the neolithic age.

Narni
raises on a sur of rock and dominates with its famous rocca the valley of Fiume Nera and the Conca Ternana. This position of dominion often put it to the center of the fights for the territory since the time of first barbaric invasions. As other cities in Umbria developed a lot during the Middle Ages becoming a cultural center of primary importance of the region. In 1527 was plundered and destroyed by the Lanzichenecchi going down to Rome.
The public square of Narni is made up of precious buildings like Palazzo Comunale (1273, it keeps works by Ghirlandaio) and Palazzo dei Priori (1275), but many others are the places to visit in the city: the church of San Francesco (XIII sec.) and its frescoes, Sant'Agostino (XIV sec.) and Santa Margherita. To testimony of a more ancient past out of the city there's the Ponte d'Augusto, built in 27 a.C and the Rocca Albornoz, constructed in the 1370 by Ugolino di Montematre in obedience to cardinal Egidio Albornoz's wishes.
It deserves a visit also the protoromanic church of Santa Pudenziana and the Speco di San Francisco. Narni, like Amelia, offers to the visitor also an underground show of Roman and Medieval age: the Stanza del Tribunale dell'Inquisizione under the Convent of Saint Domenico, with the annexed frescoed church of the XII sec.

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