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Roma

Rome is only a stone’s throw away…

Torre Palombara is located at a relatively short distance from the centre of Rome and its main airports, Fiumicino and Ciampino. By car, the trip normally is done comfortably in one hour and fifteen minutes. From the town of Narni frequent trains also run to Rome central Termini station in one hour.

Several of our guests sometimes enjoy spending a day in Rome to return in the evening to the peaceful and more relaxing atmosphere of Torre Palombara. The possibility of taking the train is a very easy and stress-free option. The location of Torre Palombara is also very convenient for those travellers who want to escape for a weekend break from Rome, or are en-route to Tuscany and want to spend a few days in Umbria before heading north.

For those wanting to visit Rome from Torre Palombara, we can help guests design an interesting itinerary so to be able to visit some of the most important sights in a day trip, as well as recommend a number of trustworthy excellent restaurants and off-the-beaten track attractions.

Lo Speco di San Francesco

The Speco of Saint Francis

The Speco Francescano is found only a few kilometers away from Narni and it is one of the most autentica and well preserved sanctuaries of Saint Francis, not only because it was founded by him in 1213, but also because it perfectly represents the spirit and characteristics of the Saint: mystic, peaceful and loving.

 

It is immersed in a green valley, with a small “chiostro” dating back to the ’400, when San Bernardino da Siena built the dormitory. In the chiostro is found the beautiful chapel of San Silvestro, with wonderful frescos from the ’300. By the church one can find the big break in the rock, “the Speco”, which was Saint Francis favorite place to pray and medidate.

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Wine Tour

Torre Palombara in collaborantion with the Somelier Barbara D’Agabiti raccomends the Winelinkitaly experience.

Winelinkitaly offers personalized tours in Umbria and Tuscany with English speaking food & wine guidance in a private van that can host up to 8 people. Full or multi day tours allows you to experience the art, the culture, the food, and the great wines of Umbria and Tuscany.

Guests will be introduced to the local producers of the region’s specialties and its famous wineries. They will visit towns, medieval villages and will experience authentic local restaurants and farms. Extra-regional tours are available upon request. Winelinkitaly also organizes events intended to promote Italian foods & wines both in Italy and aboard.

Barbara D’Agapiti is a Sommelier and she is a member of the Slow Food movement and writes on the Italian Slow Wine Guide focusing on the section dedicated to the region of Umbria. Her wide passion for wine, food and travels led her to found a small company named Winelinkitaly of which she is the coordinator.

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Paracadutismo e rafting

Rafting & Parachuting

For those who like more active sports and experiences, in the immediate vicinity of Torre Palombara it is possible to do parachute jumping in one of the most established centres in Italy. The Valnerina valley and the Marmore Waterfalls also offer numerous options for those who enjoy rafting and other water sports.

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Classic Cars & Motorcycle Itineraris

Umbria is a wonderful region to explore driving. It offers spectacular landscapes and routes and countless opportunities to stop by ancient “borghi” and discover secret places away from the more advertised tourist tracks.

At Torre Palombara we share the passion with those who love to travel slow along the scenic roads of our countryside. Classic cars and motorcycle lovers ourselves, we will be able to reccomend you some amazing off-the-beaten track itineraries that will make your journey even more special, enjoying truly unique landcapes and atmospheres.

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Cashmere Itineraries

You can visit a small family-run cashmere factory, specializing in the manufacturing of luxurious designs in this precious material. You will be able to see the manufacturing process and learn what makes Umbrian cashmere so special and luxurious. If you want to, you will also be able to purchase cashmere designs directly from the factory at a very special price for the exceptional quality!

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Umbrian Dinner at Torre Palombara

We believe there is no better setting for a candle-light dinner than our panoramic terrace overlooking the Umbrian hills and the town of Narni and its castle…

Upon previous request we can arrange for a beautiful dinner with dishes inspired by the best Umbrian tradition, served with fine local wines from our cellars. This is ideal for those who want to savour our genuine ingredients and recipies and remain at Torre Palombara for dinner after a day of sight-seeing or relax by the pool!

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Marmore Waterfalls

The Marmore Falls, celebrated during the centuries for their beauty, appear like a roaming water column distributed on three drops. Wrapping the flora in a cloud of white foam , cover a height of 165 metres. The scenery that opens to the visitors’ eyes is men-made since centuries, fwhen the Romans tried to canalize the waters of the Velino river to fall and into the Nera river.

The Marmore’s Falls were created by the ancient Romans and their total height of 165 m (541 feet), makes them one of the tallest in Europe and the tallest man-made waterfall in the world.

They are located at 8 km from Terni and at a 20 minutes drive from Torre Palombara. This amazing site and the numerous path along the falls make it a great day excursion.

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Umbrian Dinner in the ¨Borgo¨

Umbrian cousine is admired for its fresh and rare, ingredients, simple recipies and respect of its routes and traditions. Across the region, a lot of variety exist in the type of local ingredients used, process of preparation and special flavors..

At Torre Palombara we know many “hidden gems” among the local restaurants. We can offer you the possibility to dine in a wonderful Umbrian restaurant pre-selected by us, in one of the most characteristic towns of the region, Stroncone. The dinner will be based on typical delicious local dishes and you will receive a special treatment!

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Narni Sotterranea

Narni underground

For those who loves art and history, Narni Sotterranea offers a suggestive guided tour in the underground city. During this visit you can admire the basement of the old convent of San Domenico with an adjoining church frescoes from the 13th and 14th C., a roman cistern and a cell full of graffiti made by prisoners of the Inquisition.