Penna in Teverina is a medieval village located on the crest of a hill overlooking the Tiber valley. It is approximately 35 km from Terni.
Probably in the valley of the Tiber, in Roman times, there was a port: in fact near the village were found remains of Roman villas and burials (such as P. Mellutus Crescens near Salsare). In particular, two funeral stelae are now visible in the building of the Municipality of Penna in Teverina. Near Penna have been identified the remains of a settlement, maybe Castellum Amerinum, at the confluence of the Rio Grande in the Tiber, where it is supposed to be a Roman village that supplied Rome of the Umbrian goods. We have some news of the village in the eleventh century: in the Middle Ages became the feud of the Colonna, who then soldit to Orsini. After the extinction of the family, the feud went to the Marquis of Gallo of Roccagiovine. Noteworthy their Palace with a beautiful garden that keeps the busts of Four Seasons made in late eighteenth; Mammalocchi, allegorical travertine columns, in the eighteenth century. Placed at one side of the property.
Porta Civica It is situated next to the Parish Church and consists of stones. The style is typical of the medieval, evident even in stone seats posts both within and outside the walls. They reported to mind the traditions of small town centers, where the square has lived as a lounge expanded to the entire country. Palazzo Orsini The building, which bears the name of the direct successor the first buyer, such Maharbale Orsini, is located in Medieval Street. On the front is emphasized the coat of arms of the two most powerful families in the area, those of Orsini and Anguillara, with their symbols: the pink crushed, for the first, and the eel for the other. Busts of "Mammalocchi", travertine marble columns representing allegorical figures and are located at a private villa. Porta nuova (or Portanovella) It was built for a tower of sight on the Tiber valley.
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