ISOLA DEL LIRI
This unique town an hour and a half from Rome is characterized by a historical center with a natural waterfall in the middle. It got its name, “Island of the Liri” because the Liri River forks into two arms and created a sort of island by encircling the old town. These forks also form two waterfalls, the largest one, Cascate Grade is 27 metres high and flows right in the middle of town with the medieval Boncompagni-Viscogliosi Castle as a backdrop. The Valcatoio waterfall is less impressive because the waters are rerouted and used for an electrical powerplant and also does not have the vertical drop Cascate Grande has. Although not as dramatic, it is still beautiful.
When visiting, make sure to linger until the evening as soft lights illuminate the castle and waterfall creating a particularly romantic and evocative atmosphere.