About us

Rafting, hydrospeed, canyoning are usually name extreme or no limits sports by media, because they take place in dangerous contexts. The Centre le Marmore organizes all activities ensuring its users the utmost security humanly available.

Contact with nature, smart fun and friendship.


These are the keywords of our proposals that come from on experience of over 25 years on most beautiful rivers of the world’s . At the end of the ’80, in order to create the Apennines living water sports center, we invest our energies in a big deal: make navigable the river Nera.
This has been a years job for the eviction of a lot of log and waste, accumulated in years of decadence.
A project we called: “a waterfall to lead“. It is the contact with a world in movement, a new experience, exhilarating for everyone including children in the “soft” inside the Nera river Park.
The wonder, the joy, the enthusiasm of those who came to us to make these sports leads us to fulfill this task with renewed passion, an important experience in total safety because conducted by professionals from the river.

River before

We want to offer river activities that enable people of all ages and cultures to leave the stress of everyday life and discover the passion for the river and adventure in a safe, fun, and environmentally friendly environment.
The values that guide our daily behavior:

  • Security first and foremost: inside and outside the river;
  • Passion and enthusiasm: for outdoor sports and especially for water one;
  • Ecosostenibility: we are the guardians of a unique environment in the world such as the Val Nerina, responsible for eco-sustainability and development;
  • Development and excellence: every year we improve the procedures of the previous year to offer a better service;
  • Professionalism and informality: they are the basis of our relationship with our guests;
  • Diversity: we value he cultural and personality diversity of our staff and our customers;
  • Welcome Spirit: we are a family that adds every year new people who become promoters of our passion for the river;
  • Sharing ideas: our development is based on the ideas that all members of our family can be valued.
teamThe technical staff of the Centre le Marmore:

  • 2 masters of rafting Te Raft
  • 10 Te Raft rafting guides
  • 4 conductors of rafting Te Raft
  • 6 guides by Hydrospeed A.I. Hydro.
  • 3 Masters of Hydrospeed A.I. Hydro
  • 2 F.I.C.K. canoe instructors
  • 1 Alpine Guide A.G.A.I.
  • 5 UISP canyoning guides

F.I.Raft : Federazione Italiana Rafting, A.I.Hydro.: Associazione Italiana Hydrospeed, F.I.C.K.: Federazione Italiana Canoa Kayak, A.G.A.I.: Associazione Guide Alpine Italiane, UISP: Unione Italiana Sport Per tutti

All activities of the Rafting Centre “Le Marmore” starts from our nautical sites.

Papigno: via Carlo Neri, 28, Papigno-Terni, tel 330 753420

Arrone: via delle Palombare, 1 – Arrone, tel 3662045118

The waterfall and park of Nera


the Marmore falls is not the work of nature but artificially imposing was born though with so much arrogance in the scenery that surrounds it much to become an inseparable element.

Originally the Velino River flowed naturally into the Nera river hurtling at several points along the rocky ridge of the current village of Marmore.

But over the millennia many limestone deposits you came to settle in this area constituting a barrier to normal water runoff, especially in busy periods, resulting in the flooding of the River upstream from the reatine plain waterlogging of large areas with consequent.

In 271 BC the Consul Manlius Curius Dentatus was the first who designed and commissioned a channel capable of allowing a larger flow of water resulting in the reclamation of the marshes. However the channel of Marmore wasn’t enough to contain all the water during floods and the reatini proposed to extend it by meeting the opposition of Terni who feared flooding their territory. This gave rise throughout the classical age, to long disputes that did not lead to large changes in the Curiano Cable. Over the centuries in the channel amassed deposits the Fund raising and reducing the flow with threat of new marshes in Rieti. So in 1400 Pope Gregory VII commissioned a new channel, the cable Reatino, and then in 1545, Pope Paul III Pauline cable; but both were inefficient.

In 1600, Pope Clement VII finally solved the problem by deepening the old Cable Curiano that worked very well indeed too, so much so that in the following centuries were made any changes on the jumps of the waterfall, (Arch. Andrea Vici 1787), in order to slow down the flow of the imposing mass of water in flood periods he barred the road Valnerina and flooded the lands of Terni.

The show jumps, made all the more awesome from the last intervention, became one of the Italian beauties that young Europeans was a must to admire during the Grand Tour, the education journey through Europe.

During the nineteenth century the area of Terni was involved in a massive industrialization, linked in particular to the iron and steel industry: it was almost inevitably the developments of water energy exploitation system projects Velino-black. Were constructed of hydroelectric plants increasingly important until 1929 when it was installed one of Italy’s most important power plants that used the Piediluco Lake as a reservoir that was met by much of the Nera river natural flow diverted near the source via the channel of the Middle Black dug into the mountains of Valnerina.

For over 25 years the Marmore waterfalls remained completely closed with serious consequences on the water balance of the ecosystem of the river Nera waterfall cliff and below. Finally in 1954 between the province of Terni and the managing body of works is agreed yearly 770 newly expanded hours opening to 1070 hours to meet tourist needs of Terni by reviving the natural wonder that ben rushes in three bounds 165 metres.

A visit to the waterfall is an exhilarating experience species through the footpaths equipped with first made in 1997 by the Center Rafting le Marmore, with funding from the city of Terni, and then significantly improved by the mountain community with European funds. The trails start from the lower Belvedere and allow you to admire her so very special. It has recently been completely renovated the path that joins the lower Belvedere with the upper Belvedere (Specola). During the climb must view of the waterfall from the viewpoint of lovers; a terrace surrounded by the cloud of water from the waterfall that is reached via a pedestrian tunnel carved into the rock. Via a shuttle bus you can then return to the parking lot of the lower Belvedere without having to track back. For more information visit: www.marmore.it

The Park of Nera


The River Park includes the Black River in lower-middle stretch of its course, from the border with the province of Terni at the confluence with the Velino to the Marmore waterfall.

The Park includes, in addition to the river for about 18 km, significant territories to environmental characteristics, to cultural, archaeological and monumental.

The local population of about 9,000 inhabitants and Park’s gravitation. The territory of the Valley is intensively used with horticultural crops, orchards and vineyards, but the feature of the Valley is given by olive groves, whose facilities rise up to recover culturability. High level of services and recreational facilities which, in addition to the nearby city of Terni, offer the three municipalities of the Valley.

Spread and quality are the dining facilities that enhance the local products: fish, olive oil, truffles. The Park is rich in historical and artistic heritage fully integrated in the environment. The cloister of the mountains, gorges, canyons are perpendicular to the Valley are of great charm and accessibility, but the characterization of the Park is the hydrography: the Black course with its tributaries, the Marmore falls have evidence that characterize the scope as a “Water Park”.

The fertility of the Valley of Terni, the wealth of water, brought the man already in the archaic period (8th century BC) to make such appropriations and major finds seat of his presence are within the same city. In the area of the Park is still on the bull’s Bridge built during the Augustan period and the pavements of Collestatte. Remains of medieval civilization are watchtowers and small compact centers on spurs and Parker dominating the Valley. On the right side of the River lies Collestatte, an ancient village surrounded by walls, and just beyond Torre Orsina. Going up again the Nera Valley we find: the fortified towns of Casteldilago and then of Arrone, suggestively, on top of the Hill at the mouth of the Rosicano, filled with shrines (St. John and Maria Assunta) and monasteries (St. Francis); Montefranco, across, was born on a 13th-century castle, an ancient possession of the Duke of Spoleto.

Finally Ferentillo on two Spurs that enclose the Valley in a Gorge formed by the villages of Materella and precept, topped both from remains of walls and a castle. In the Church of Santo Stefano, precept, cherishes the note “mummies”. But ancient Abbey possession, shall be presented in Ferentillo, especially from the Abbey of San Pietro in Valle, founded by Faroald II, Duke of Spoleto in the 8th century. For more information on the Park and in particular for tips on walking tours visit: www.parcodelnera.it