Terni About this sound listen is a city in southern Umbria, central Italy, capital of the province of Terni, located in the plain of the Nera river. It is 104 kilometres northeast of Rome.It's a city with a high rate of industrial development since the nineteenth century, where he held a leading role in the second industrial revolution, when the steel mills were established. Because of its importance has suffered heavy bombings during the World War II by the Allies which, however, have not prevented it to remain still one of the hubs of the Umbrian and Italian economy. For this reason it is nicknamed "The Steel City" and the "Italian Manchester".Today, in the twentyfirst century, Terni is a city completely renovated and human scale with an important historical, economic, social and natural centre. There is an alternation of vast industrial areas and green landscapes, evidence of Roman and medieval remains and industrial archeology.Terni is known into the world as the "City of Lovers", as its patron saint, Saint Valentine, was born and became a bishop here and the remains are preserved in the basilica-sanctuary in his honor.