Velino ia a river in central Italy, a tributary of the Nera river.
Its source is located on Monte Pozzoni's slopes (1,903 m) near
Cittareale. Aftwards it runs through a narrow valley next the Mount
Terminillo, known as "Gole del Vento" ("Wind's Ravines") and, near
Antrodoco, receives the Peschiera Springs, which have a discharge of
some 18 m³/s (9.5 m³/s is sent to Rome) through an
Then it receives the waters of its left tributaries Salto and Turano,
and then enters the plain of Rieti, where its discharge if further
increased by other minor streams to reach 60 m³/s. Near Papigno,
it falls into the Nera forming the famous
Cascate delle Marmore
Cascate delle Marmore falls.
In pre-Romans times the river ended into a marsh within the plain of
Rieti. The falls were created by consul
Manius Curius Dentatus
Manius Curius Dentatus and
enlarged in medieval times, being updated to the current state in the
18th century by architect Andrea Vici.
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Coordinates: 42°33′N 12°43′E / 42.550°N 12.717°E /
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