Wednesday, 25 July 2012

AMELIA Draft Town Text (dmb)


Amelia is located in Umbria 42° 33′ 0″ N12° 25′ 0″ E
“Amelia, which is today a very important historical and cultural centre, was once one of the liveliest Italian cities.Its origins are very ancient .... 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” From Town website.
Amelia is on a hilltop and its Poligonal Walls date from the VII-IV centuries B.C
The conservation and planning of the town is managed by the Commune and the province of Terni.
Wikipedia link only in Italian

Baedeker Italie  Centrale 1909 p92 height 406 metres (1388ft) (1875) "admirably preserved *walls in the Cyclopean style"(1875:62 English).

Notes on Greenish travel to Amelia: Night train from Paris, Gare de Bercy to Florence and train onto Narni-Amelia; 9 buses a day to Amelia. See Seat61 for prices and timings to Florence from UK. See German Rail website for timings from the rest of Europe

Photos from a DMB visit: no visit yet.