Ancient region to the confinements between the Lazio and Umbria, gave the native to Cocceio Nerva (31 a.Cs.) censor and emperor of Rome and to other literates and humanists, and also to the Gattamelata. The city rises on a dense hill of cultivation of olives, preserve almost intact the medieval characteristics with its monuments and its picturesque angles.
The Roman name “Narnia” it derives from “Nar”, Black, the river that crosses downstream him.
The buildings, Churches and the architectural whole the town testify the alternate stories of glory and defeats that have crossed her. The Garibaldi plaza adorned of a fountain, is the center of the city.
The Cathedral is devoted first bishop of the place S.Giovenale it is of Romanesque style (1145); the faÃ§ade of rectangular simple form, is preceded by an elegant portico to arcs on columns surmounted by a Renaissance frieze, while the apse is of Gothic style.
The Building of the Prior that dominates the homonym Plaza with the beautiful loggia all in relief is of 1275; the two tall arcades are open in a grandiose portico, to whose right is the pulpit (where the proclamations were read), and a tall tower.
Notable the Building of the PodestÃ formed by three buildings, native of the XIII secolo;la church of S. Francesco (sec. XIV); the church of St. Domenico in Romanesque style to three aisles, that today constitutes the town Library and the Auditorium and the Garden of S. Bernardo.
On the road devoted to the Gattamelata, where its house is native, few over there is the Door New on sketch of the Vignola (end 1500) and more in low the medieval Door, with arc to acute bending.
Aloft (m 332) recently restored it is the Fortress (1370) magnificent medieval fortitude, erected by the papacy, to want of Albornoz. it reaches you climbing for the alley of the Mountain, and besides enjoying the sight of a magnificent panorama, one are crossed some most ancient and picturesque neighborhoods in the city.