Today’s Narni town was first named Nequinum and then,
in the roman age, the city was renamed Narnia.
This ancient city finds its definitive identity as a colony but, during the roman age, become a town located along the consular Flaminia road.
Narni was an important medieval town and it was destroyed by the Lanzichenecchi while they were returning from the robbery of Rome (sacco di Roma) in 1527;
the city was a part of the pontifical state for a long time and it finds its own autonomous identity under the unit of Italy.
We don’t know exactly when the city of Narnia changed its name to Narni. Probably this change happened gradually over time, from the 13th century to become effective after the French revolution even though, after the end of 19th century, there are still some inscriptions
of the ancient name of Narnia on the tombstones and in some official writings from which C.L.Lewis took inspiration to write his famous novel
“The chronicles of Narnia”.
PLACES OF INTEREST
In the city center
> Saints Giovenale and Cassiano cathedral;
> Church of S. Mary Impensole;
> S. Francis church;
> S. Augustine’s church;
> S. Margaret’s church;
> Priory palace;
> Town hall;
> S. Dominic;
> The subterranean Narni;
> The civic museum;
> The Albornoz fortress and the medieval museum.
If you show us the entrance tickets of these last 3 places, you can get a 10% off.