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Amelia, Italy

Falling in love with Amelia and its land is not hard even in a short stay;because only here you can find a lost harmony and a natural lifestyle that make its a wonderful synthesis of the best of Umbria.Amelia with medival setting and interesting remains of Roman is surrounded by mighty city walls,exceptional testimony of the Italic peoples.The path to visit the town begins from Porta Romana,the largest of the 4 gates of the city,wich opens in polygonal walls between churches and noble palaces,through Piazza Marconi,the historic heart of the city with its characteristic medieval “Loggia del banditore”,up to the summit with the Cathedral and the dodecanale tower (30mt).Stately and beautiful,over 2 metres high,a bronze representation of Nerone Caludio Druso called Germanico.The armour is noteworthy representing the battle between Achilles and Troilo.The statue is the main attraction of the new Archeological Museum at Amelia,that houses an important collection of pre Roman and high medieval findings.There is a surprise beneath the town:a Roman cisterns,10 remarkable rooms realized for the supply of water in Roman times.A visit to the fascinating Amelia underground is a must.

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