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to the E., by the churchyard. and ascends to the crest of the mountains
in long windings. [The bridle-path leads to S.E. to San Pellegrino,
then ascends rapidly through a stony ravine, and rejoins the road.] About
11 M. beyond Norcia is the mountain-pass of Forca Canapine (5060 ft.).
At the top we enjoy a glorious view: to the S.E. is the Gran Sasso
d'Italia (9560 ft.), to the N.E. the Monte Vettore (8128 ft.), the highest
summit of the Monti Sibillini (which may be ascended from Castelluccio,
4166 ft., 4 hrs. to the N.E. of Norcia, in 3V2 hrs., with guide). The bridle-
path again quits the road and does not again join it before (15x/2 M.)
Capo d'Acqua (2755 ft.). A road diverging to the S. about l1/* M.
farther on (diligence from Arquata) leads along the W. slope of the
Pizzo di Sevo (7946 ft. ; ascended in 4 hrs. from Amatrice, with guide)
through varied scenery, passing Accumoli, Amatrice (Alb. Nicandro
Capranica), the birthplace of Cola dell' Amatrice, the painter, Montereale,
Pizzoli, and San Vittorino, to Aquila (see Baedeker's Southern Italy).
Our road then leads to the N.E., through the fine valley of the Tronto,
to (20 M.) Arquata del Tronto (Alb. della Posta, beyond the village;
post-omnibus to Ascoli, 2OV2 M., daily in 4 hrs., starting early in the
morning, and returning in the afternoon in 5 hrs ; fare 3 fr.). — 27x/a M.
Acquasanta (Stabilimento Balneare; Alb. Adriatico, R. 2 fr.; carr. to
Ascoli 5 fr.), a watering-place with warm sulphur-springs, known to the
Romans as Ad Aquas. The valley expands. — 4OV2 M. Ascoli Piceno
(Alb. della Posta), see Baedeker's Southern Italy.
The Railway penetrates the limestone chain of the Umbrian
Apennines by means of a tunnel over 1 M. in length. — 51 M.
Giuncano. Then a romantic rocky gorge.
58y2 M. Terni. — The town is about V4 M. from the station (restau¬
rant), and is connected with it by an electric tramway. One-horse cab
to the Piazza Vittorio Emanuele 50, two-horse 70 e. (at night 70 e. and
1 fr.) ; trunk 20 e.
Hotel Europa, Piazza Vittorio Emanuele 2, with baths and restau¬
rant, 40 R. at 2V2-4, B. 1V«, omn. 3/4 fr., good; Posta, R. li/2 fr. —
Ristorante Aquila d' Oro (also an unpretending inn), Strada Cornelio
Tacito 30. — Caffè Elvezia near the Alb. Europa.
Post Office, behind the Palazzo Pubblico. — Photographs ut-Vitt.
Angelici's, Via Nuova 8.
Electric Tramway and Carriages to the Waterfalls, see below.
Terni (426 ft.), an industriai town with 25,877 inhab. and the
junction of the railway to Sulmona, is situated in the fertile valley
of the Nera (the Roman Nar), which was once occupied by a
lake. It represents the ancient Interamna Nahars, the birthplace
of the Emperor Tacitus (A.D. 275 or 276) and perhaps also
of the historian Tacitus (ca. A.D. 55-117). A crypt of the 9th
cent, was recently discovered under the Cathedral (13-17th cent.).
Remains of an amphitheatre in the grounds of the episcopal palace,
Roman inscriptions and fragmentary sculptures in the Palazzo
Pubblico, the Bibliotèca (containing a Marriage of St. Catharine
of 1476, by Benozzo Gozzoli, and other paintings), etc, are objects
of interest. Pleasant walk on the ramparts, whence the beautiful
Nera valley is surveyed ; on the left is Collescipoli, on the right
Cesi, straight in front Narni.