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Cascate delle Marmore Waterfalls

The Cascata delle Marmore (the only waterfalls in Umbria) are the tallest waterfalls in Europe (165 meters). Yet they aren’t mother nature’s handicraft, but rather humans in the 3rd century B.C.  Currently there is a little elf that every day (at 1pm and 7 pm) opens the dam for the happiness of tourists. It’s definitely worth it a visit with some friends for a picnic.

How do I get to the Cascate delle Marmore waterfalls?

– Take a train to Terni: around 6 Euros for 1hour and 30 minutes. (

– From Terni bus take n.7 (a 20-minute ride), cost €1. Get off at the “Cascata delle marmore” stop.

The entrance ticket costs €8  and the waterfall park is opens 10 am until 7 pm (until 10pm on Sat and Sun).

Now you actually want to see the waterfalls! Note that the dam opening hours (i.e. when the water’s tumbling over the edge) are:
Week days: from 12 until 1pm and from 4 until 5pm.
Saturday and Sunday: from 10 am until 1pm and from 3pm until 10pm

You will hear the sirens go off just in case you are at the bottom, so that you can avoid an unwanted shower.

We recommend leaving early in the morning so that you can be there for lunch time and the first dam opening. Bring your own panino or you can find some place where to buy something before entering the waterfalls park. Have a nice walk around.


Instructions and photos by Amy Larson

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