Terni perhaps is the only
city of the region that reveals an industrial spirit hasing
been the center of the national industry iron worker and the
major place of production of army.
Its origins instead are ancient: Interamna Nahartium
was called by the Roman, that means "between two rivers":
the Nera and the Serra.
Naharki was instead the name of its
founders, warriors and shepherds who surrendered only to the
Roman with the battle of Sentino. It remains of this period
the ruins of an amphitheater and those of the town-walls.
These two aspects cohabit in the city and are evidenced in
the architecture of the buildings and main monuments: to testify
the past the church of San Francesco (XIII
cen.), with the beautiful frescoed Paradisi chapel; the ancient
church of Sant'Alò, splendid Romanesque
building; the church of San Salvatore, built
on a Temple of the Sun of roman age; the church of San Pietro
and the Duomo, constructed in the XVII sec. For the modern
age we remember the obelisk by Arnaldo Pomodoro “Lancia
di Luce” and the works by architect Ridolfi: in Piazza
Tacito and Corso del Popolo.
Terni is famous in order to have given the birth to the emperor
Tacito and to San Valentino, who was the bishop of the city
dying for the Roman persecutions, and now is the city's patron.