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Acquasparta

Acquasparta is a beautiful village in the province of Terni, located on a hill overlooking the valley of the river Naia at about 320 meters above sea level. If you look at a map, Acquasparta is located in the southern part of Umbria, not far from the border with Lazio. Its central location in Italy makes it an ideal starting point for exploring the historical and natural beauty of the Umbrian region and neighboring regions.

Acquasparta is surrounded by a hilly landscape typical of Umbria, characterized by woods, olive groves and vineyards. This natural setting makes the area ideal for hiking, walking, and other outdoor activities. Visiting Acquasparta also offers a rich experience of history and culture: a jewel of the Renaissance is Palazzo Cesi, famous for its frescoes and for being the residence of Federico Cesi, founder of the Accademia dei Lincei. The Church of San Francesco and the Church of Santa Cecilia are two other must-see places rich in art and history. The Clock Tower (Torre dell’Orologio), located in the historic center, is also one of the symbols of the city, offering a panoramic view of Acquasparta and its surroundings.

It is impossible to visit Acquasparta without visiting the Terme di Amerino, which represent a perfect combination of history, nature and wellness. Their sulphurous waters, along with the modern facilities and services offered, make them an ideal place to relax and take care of your health. Thermal waters have been known and appreciated since Roman times. Over the centuries, the baths have continued to be a place of well-being and healing for people seeking relief from various ailments.

Sulphurous waters are known for their therapeutic properties and are particularly effective for dermatological treatments for the treatment of various skin conditions; for respiratory problems: inhalations of thermal waters can relieve conditions such as asthma and bronchitis; for rheumatism and joint problems through thermal baths and mud baths and even for gastrointestinal disorders if drunk.

The Terme di Amerino offers a wide range of services and facilities for wellness and health, including thermal pools, wellness centers, gyms and fitness areas: a visit to the Terme di Amerino is an experience of relaxation and regeneration. Guests can enjoy a peaceful and natural environment, immersed in the green Umbrian hills. In addition to spa treatments, the area offers the chance to go for nature walks, visit historical sites, and enjoy local cuisine. Umbria is famous for its traditional cuisine, which includes truffle dishes, cured meats, cheeses, and local wines. In Acquasparta, you can taste these specialties in typical restaurants and trattorias.

Acquasparta hosts various cultural events throughout the year that celebrate its history, traditions and local culture and attract tourists from all over the world. The Renaissance Festival is an event that takes place in June and evokes the Renaissance era with historical parades, shows, banquets and period games. It is an opportunity to immerse yourself in the history and traditions of the period when Acquasparta was an important cultural center.

In the middle of summer, the Palio dei Quartieri sees the various districts of Acquasparta challenge each other in a series of traditional games and competitions. The Palio culminates with a competition between allegorical floats and costumed processions.

The Truffle and Typical Products Festival generally held in autumn, this festival celebrates one of the finest gastronomic products of Umbria, the truffle. In addition to tastings of truffles and other local products, the event includes markets, exhibitions, and performances.

During the Christmas period, Acquasparta organizes a living nativity scene that involves a large part of the community. The streets of the historic center are transformed into a representation of Bethlehem two thousand years ago, with costumed figures recreating scenes from the Nativity.

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