about 100 km far; le
Tarquinia and Capa
Terminillo is about 70
km far away;
the nearest: Piediluco,
Vico e Bolsena
The Amerino and the
center of Italy
The Amerino i san ideal
territori in order to
visit the center of
Italy, to reach very
beautiful places and
localities of our
You can visit:
Roma (80 km highway, 40'
Firenze (180 km highway,
2'40'' by train);
Assisi (100 km highway,
1'50'' by train);
Even nearer: Orvieto,
Todi, Perugia, Viterbo,
which today represents a very important historical and cultural
centre, was one of the liveliest Italic cities.
Its origins are very ancient. Pliny the Elder quotes a passage
of Cato’s Origines, which marks the foundation of Amelia in 1134
Amelia is the main town of a territory called Amerino, which
includes many minor centres like Giove, Penna in Teverina,
Alviano, Attigliano, Lugnano in Teverina, Avigliano and
Montecastrilli. These towns have succeeded in preserving their
medieval atmosphere thanks to the remarkable remains of castles,
ancient walls and towers.
The environment, which is intact and constantly preserved, is
the main feature of this territory, which is truly “Green Heart”
It includes the Tiber valley and the central area beyond the
Monti Amerini, where thick woods of Mediterranean bush grow
alongside secular ilexes, and where rolling hills and vast
plains create unique landscapes.
Here a healthy lifestyle is created through a rediscovery of the
human dimension of life.
The town is located on a hill, which overlooks a tranquil and
serene countryside. The old town is characterised by magnificent
Poligonal Walls of the VII-IV centuries B.C.: a monument of
exceptional historical value.
Originally, Amelia was an important centre which belonged to the
Umbrians. It later became a Roman municipio named America.
Both civilizations left very significant traces, as demonstrated
by the bronze statue of Germanico and the ten grandiose rooms of
the Cisterna Romana.
The well-preserved and charming historical centre is a mixture
of different ages and styles, which represent the various
architectural styles, from the Romans to the eighteenth century.
On top of the hill sits the majestic Duomo, an important
religious monument dedicated to S. Fermina V.M.
The Civic Tower of the eleventh century was erected next to it,
as a symbol of municipal liberties.
The picturesque Piazza Marconi gives a little taste of the past
The architectural styles of noble palaces like Petrignani
Palace, Venturelli Palace, Nacci Palace, Farrattini Palace and
Battista Geraldini Palace are of significant historical value.
They all have fresco-painted halls.
S. Francesco Church and S. Agostino Church contain numerous
works of art; for example, in S. Magno Church, one can find an
extremely valuable sixteenth-century organ.
In one neighbourhood of the town lies the wonderful “Parco del
Rio Grande,” a green oasis of peace.
Gastronomy is fundamental to the culture of the territory:
dishes like game, dripping-pan cooked stock-doves and stuffed
figs are all delicacies of the local cuisine.
Wine and oil have always been typical products of the area.
The atmosphere of the past and the history of the town are kept
alive through the traditions of the Palio dei colombi and in the
Rievocazione storica degli Statuti Amerini.