Key to Umbria: Amelia


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It is possible to see most of Amelia in a day trip by bus from Narni (or from the station at Narni Scalo).  Alternatively, you can easily use Amelia as a base and include a trip to Narni during your visit.   Remember that there are no buses on Sundays and that the important Museo Archeologico is closed on Mondays. 

During my last trip to Amelia in 2011, I stayed at the excellent B&B “Le Cisterne”.  The only hotels of which I am aware within the city walls are both in historic palaces: Palazzo Farrattini; and Palazzo Venturelli

The wine bar “La Misticanza’, just outside Porta Romana, serves lovely food from an ever-changing menu.  Take their advice on what you should eat.  You should also try:

  1. il Punto Divino, 23 Via della Repubblica;

  2. Porcelli, 73 Via Farrattini; and

  3. Locanda Amelia Antica, 7 Via Angeletti.

The well-known restaurant Carleni is now closed, but watch this website for news of the planned reopening.

Bar Leonardi, opposite Porta Romana, on the corner of Via delle Rimembranze, is the most popular bar in Amelia, and for very good reasons.  I also like Caffé Grande, at 71-3 Via della Reppublica, inside the walls.  For an insiders’ guide, visit this page in the website ARCA.

A useful guide is: L. Santini,  “Guida di Amelia e dell’ Amerino”, (1999) Quattroemme, Perugia

The website of the Comune di Amelia is extremely useful.  (You are most likely to need the links under “Turismo”, on the right.  It is worth downloading the excellent map here.)

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