Marmore waterfall, 2nd highest in Europe with 541 ft of height, has been artificially created by the Romans in 3rd century b.C. to solve the problem of floods in the upper valley. They made the Velino river jump down into the Nera river flowing in the lower valley, thus creating this incredible waterfall. It has been described by poets and writers such as Byron and Goethe and was included in the Grand Tour, the Romantic 19th century itinerary touching the most beautiful venues of Italy. Nowadays the area is a Naturalistic Park which features pathways and trails along the slope of the mountain allowing incredible views over the waterfall.
Many sport activities can also be practised in the area, including rafting, hydro-speed, canoeing and more.
Piediluco lake, located a few miles from the waterfall, is nestled amidst green hills and offers a mild and fresh climate in hot summertime. A pleasant ferry mini-cruise across the lake allows picturesque views over the area. A tiny fishermen village is set along the lake.
DURATION OF THE TOUR: 6 hours approx.