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    Default A short vacation in Umbria

    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...

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    Default 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.

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    Lourdes is offline Administrator - DiscoverTuscany Team
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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.
    In the beginning stages of planning to come to Tuscany? Make sure to read Where to Stay in Tuscany WITH a car and Where to Stay in Tuscany WITHOUT a car for ideas on where to stay in Tuscany. Also read When to Visit Tuscany to decide when is the best times for your visit.

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