Amelia, formerly known as Ameria, is a city of ancient origins; one of the first Italic centres.
Border town, Umbrian first and then Roman, evidence of Amelia’s past is everywhere. In addition to the city wall, representing the most important monument of the city, it is worth mentioning the fascinating historical centre, several Renaissance buildings, churches, plus remains of mosaics and baths. The symbol of the Roman greatness of the city is the bronze statue of “Germanico”, whose value is exceptional, and it is unique in the world; which is now preserved in the Archaeological Museum of Amelia.
The atmosphere of the past and the story of the city relive in the tradition of “Palio dei Colombi” and the Re-enactment of the Amelia Statutes.