Travel Blogs from Terni
... impressed by a bloke playing the flute, his music floated through this quiet olive tree park. Nick grumbled away about it for the next hour. Yes, he didn,t buy one of his cd,s. set off west to bibbona to see the seaside areas. Hmmmmm everything closed, beach is black sand, area is dull n drab, buildings everywhere but all shut. So ended up a fun hour trying to find somewhere to stay, ended up near hill town of bolgheri. Hotel with only us in ...
... it does get old trying to navigate the crowds in the center and having to avoid the main grocery stores when the city is usually so peaceful, but I can see how important it probably is for bringing tourists and their money to Perugia every year.
So, to get away from the madness for a day and play the tourist myself, I traveled to Orvieto yesterday, another Umbrian hill town about an hour and a half by train from Perugia. Once you ...
... gate. The arch here was on the main Etruscan road leading to the Tiber valley and Rome and was cut around 500BC. As we walk into town, there is the front of an old palace. Just the facade stands as the rest disappeared with the cliff due to erosion. We also see the couple from the bus sitting at a small cafe drinking Cappucino. We start to talk and they invite us to join them. Alan and Kay are from New Zealand and are on holiday for a month. We immediately hit it off and talk ...
... the tour, we grab a couple of slices of pizza for lunch and go to visit the well of the cave. This cave complex was discovered in 1984 when the owner of the restaurant above was renovating. The well here dates back to the Etruscans and was enlarged around 1527 by order of Pope Clement VII and then closed to the public in 1646. It lay hidden until 1984. They also found Etruscan and Roman artifacts, Etruscan tombs, a quarry, an Etruscan cistern system, ...
... on walls, and depicting primitive hunting scenes or animal art, the Etruscan painted banquet scenes in a pretty advanced way 2000 years before the Anasazi. It is pretty incredible to me. The other museum we wanted to see is closed, so we head into the Duomo. The inside looks large because it was designed to. The church is wider at the back and narrower at the front so it looks longer than it is when you walk in, optical illusion from the 1300s. It has alabaster ...
Other places to stay in Terni
Viale Bramante 4/6, Terni | 4 star hotelfrom $91
Via Carlo Alberto dalla Chiesa 24, Terni | 3 star hotelfrom $75
Viale Della Stazione 63, Terni | 4 star hotelfrom $103
Piazza Dante Alighieri, 2/c, Terni | 3 star hotelfrom $71
Viale Della Stazione 52, Terni | 3 star hotelfrom $63
via Plinio il Giovane, 3/5, Terni | Hotelfrom $104
Via Roma, 72, Terni | Hotelfrom $77