Marmore Falls

The Marmore Falls are an extraordinary man-made intervention in the Umbrian landscape. Built by the Romans in the Cascata delle Marmore were intended as a method of draining the wetlands of the Rieti Valley, with the water diverted into the Nera River.

During the summer the falls are turned on at least twice a day, although it can be more frequent depending on the needs of the Galleto hydroelectric powerplant, built in 1929, and which takes its energy from the flowing water.

The cascade can be viewed from two principal locations: the “Belvedere Superiore”, the upper level, which is reached from the road leading up to Mazzelvetta, or the “Belvedere Inferiore” which is located at the base of the falls on the road towards Fontechiaruccia.

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