Cascata delle Marmore

By Ylenia Vassere under CC BY-SA 4.0.

Cascata delle Marmore and valnerina: Monastic sites and ancient hydrogeological reclamation works is part of the Tentative list of Italy in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

The Cascata delle Marmore at 165m high are the tallest man-made falls in the world: they were built in 271BC by the Roman Consul Curius Dentatus, who wished to put an end to the floods in the Sabine Valley. The falls are located in the Valnerina, a valley in southeastern Umbria. Due to the isolation and protection of the Alta Valnerina, the upper valley, it was favoured as the site of many hermitages. These grew into monastic organizations, who organised the development of farming in the valley, with many of their works still visible today.

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The coordinates shown for all tentative sites were produced as a community effort. They are not official and may change on inscription.

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Full Name
Cascata delle Marmore and valnerina: Monastic sites and ancient hydrogeological reclamation works
Country
Italy
Added
2006
Type
Cultural
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By ID
2007 Requested by State Party to not be examined

Withdrawn at request of Italy

2006 Added to Tentative List

The site has 7 locations

Cascata delle Marmore and valnerina: Monastic sites and ancient hydrogeological reclamation works: Cascata delle Marmore (T)
Cascata delle Marmore and valnerina: Monastic sites and ancient hydrogeological reclamation works: Valnerina (T)
Cascata delle Marmore and valnerina: Monastic sites and ancient hydrogeological reclamation works: Marcite di Norcia (T)
Cascata delle Marmore and valnerina: Monastic sites and ancient hydrogeological reclamation works: San Pietro in Valle (T)
Cascata delle Marmore and valnerina: Monastic sites and ancient hydrogeological reclamation works: San Felice di Narco (T)
Cascata delle Marmore and valnerina: Monastic sites and ancient hydrogeological reclamation works: Santa Maria de Ugonis (T)
Cascata delle Marmore and valnerina: Monastic sites and ancient hydrogeological reclamation works: Abazzia Sant?Eutizio (T)
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