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Cascata delle Marmore, Italy

From series “Most Fanciful Waterfalls of the Planet”
Height: 165 meters.

One of the most beautiful waterfalls in Italy is the Cascata delle Marmore (Marmore’s Falls). At first sight, you can hardly believe that this waterfall is man-made. It was created by the ancient Romans. The height of the waterfall is 165 meters. Since its creation, it remains the highest artificial waterfall in the world and one of the highest waterfalls in Europe. The Cascata delle Marmore is located in the surroundings of the city of Terni. Its source is the Velino river, the waterfall flows into the valley, which is formed by the Nera river.

Cascata delle Marmore, Italy Since the waterfall is artificial, one can not always graze on it. Its locks are opened at regular intervals. The waterfall has been used for several years to adjust the operation of a hydropower plant. Tourists always have an opportunity to clarify the schedule of ‘work of the waterfall’ and visit the landmark on the required day. The history of the construction of this artificial waterfall is incredibly interesting.

In the prehistoric era, the Velino river formed a vast, swampy area. According to local residents, it was the cause of the spread of serious diseases. The construction of the canal for water diversion began in 271 BC on the orders of Manius Curius Dentatus. Over time, the canal has become worthless. The artificial waterfall the contemporaries see today was built in the Middle Ages. As early as the 18th century, this picturesque area began to attract travellers. Next to the waterfall, the first small bridges and viewing platforms were built. Next - Cummins Falls

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ATM bankomat: 'Ballesi Sandro' located in 2.7 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Hertz Rent a Car' is located in 5.38 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Agip (Agip-Eni)' in 0.85 km
Supermarket: 'Armeni Franco' in 0.48 km
Parking: 'Central Parking' in 5.22 km
Apotheek: 'Azienda Speciale Farmacie Municipali Terni' in 0.48 km
Police station: 'Carabinieri Comando Stazione Terni Piediluco' in 4.41 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Ristorante da Ersilia' in 0.29 km
Railway station: 'Terni' in 4.84 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Sant'Egidio Airport PEG - in 62 km
 »  Ciampino Airport CIA - in 84 km
 »  Fiumicino Airport FCO - in 92 km
 »  Abruzzo Airport PSR - in 121 km
 »  Falconara Airport AOI - in 129 km
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Best hotels near Cascata delle Marmore

Domus Umbra

Located in 3 km from Cascata delle Marmore
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Rooms: 6
With free Wi-Fi access, studios all come with a flat-screen TV and a kitchenette equipped with kitchenware, a stove and refrigerator. The private … More: photo, rates and booking
Locanda del Vecchio Maglio

Located in 4 km from Cascata delle Marmore
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Rooms: 9
With air conditioning, rooms have a TV. The private bathroom comes with a shower, hairdryer and bidet. A typical Italian breakfast buffet is served … More: photo, rates and booking
Case Vacanza Fiocchi

Located in 5 km from Cascata delle Marmore
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Rooms: 18
Case Vacanza Fiocchi has an on-site restaurant, where a continental breakfast is served each morning. Wi-Fi is free in all areas. Guests can enjoy a … More: photo, rates and booking
Residence Bizzoni

Located in 6 km from Cascata delle Marmore
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Rooms: 14
The apartments provide a dishwasher, a washing machine and satellite TV. The kitchenette includes a fridge and a microwave oven. They are air … More: photo, rates and booking

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