Cascata delle Marmore, Italy’s largest waterfall was built by the ancient Romans to divert water from the Velino River, sending it over a cliff to generate power for hydro-electricity.
Its flow is turned on and off according to a published schedule. It has three sections with a total height of 165 metres (541 feet). The tallest section is 83 metres (272 feet) high.
Hiking to the top of the waterfall with Janine, Tracy, and Leesette.
Along the way, a tunnel leads to an observatory where you can step out to get a closer look at the falls, but the water’s coming down so hard, you can’t open your eyes wide enough to see anything. Wren and I get a good soaking—a refreshing surprise on a hot day!
We made it to the top!
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