The tiny town of Narni surrounds with piazzas, fortresses and churches that attracts locals for its medieval appearance. Author CS Lewis was inspired by the name of the town using it in his novel as the fictional magical kingdom of Narnia. Some people say that he was inspired by the towns magical presence but others say the name was chosen by random and never set foot in the place. Nevertheless, it certainly sparked interest for Narni and today it is often refered as the heart of Italy as it is geographically the closest town to the center of Italy.
Like most of the charming little towns in Umbria, Narni has striking stone buildings that and narrow cobblestone streets that make up the old town. We came into town for lunch and some gelato and walked around the lovely cooling streets on a seriously hot day! The town is famous for its large Roman bridges but what I found most beautiful was the arched allies, old fiats in the corner of the streets, the colourful flowers and old fountains. To be honest, it is not my favourite town out of Umbria but this could be as I have only scratched the surface of it, but I would say its worth the visit if you are close by. I have to say my favourite towns in Umbria are Spello, Montefalco, Asissi and Gubbio.