According to the Latin writer Cato, quoted by Pliny, the foundation of Amelia dates back to the year 1134 BC. Whether this legend is true or not, the antiquity of this center is attested by its magnificent walls, dating back in some parts to the 6th-5th century BC. The most visually remarkable part, in megalithic stones, dates back to the 3rd century BC.
The historic center, typically Umbrian, all attested on a hill, has a dense and valuable structure of alleys, alleys, squares and noble palaces.
In addition to the tour of the walls, the visit to Amelia includes:
the Civic Museum, where you can admire the famous statue of the Germanicus, a bronze masterpiece of Roman sculpture from the 1st century. B.C.;
the cathedral, with the adjacent twelve-sided tower from the first half of the 11th century;
the Roman Cistern, open to visitors, a very large and suggestive underground environment.
Amelia is one of the cornerstones of Umbrian catering.