Narni is an ancient hilltown and comune of Umbria, in central Italy, with 20,100 inhabitants, according to the 2003 census. At an altitude of 240 m (787 ft), it overhangs a narrow gorge of the Nera River in the Province of Terni. It is very close to the Geographic center of Italy. There is a stone on the exact spot with a sign in multiple languages.
Like many of the smaller towns of Umbria, Narni is still of strikingly medieval appearance today, with stone buildings, and narrow cobblestone streets. The town is famous for the largest Roman bridge (Ponte di Augusto) ever built, by which the Via Flaminia crossed the Nera: about half of the bridge still stands; it is some 30 meters high.
Other sights include:
- Duomo (Cathedral).
- Eroli Museum with a Domenico Ghirlandaio's altarpiece.
- Church of Santa Maria Impensole.
- Communal Palace (13th century).
- Palazzo dei Priori, located in the ancient Roman forum's site.
- Rocca Albornoziana (Albornoz' Castle), overlooking the town, now hosting temporary exhibitions.
- Romanesque church of Santa Pudenziana, just outside the town.
- Church of Sant'Agostino, decorated with 18th century tromp-l'oeil frescoes.
- Benedictine abbey of San Cassiano.