A short vacation in Umbria

Cristina

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The waterfall at Marmore

We recently spent a few days in Umbria and even if we generally write about Tuscany on our blog, on this occasion we'll make a small e... ...Read More...
 
Marmore Falls

I just thought I would add that this is the tallest man-made waterfall in the world. It was made by the ancient Romans to dry up swamps around Rieti in an effort to halt a Malaria problem.
 

Lourdes

The Tuscan Expert ;-)
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Didn't know that, thanks for sharing with us this interesting piece of knowledge. Those Romans sure were way ahead of their time... or we (modern civilization) are just way behind on catching up with what was known, and then lost, with the empire's downfall.
 
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