The Ions of the Marmore Falls

When I told to my friend Lydia I was planning a journey around Italy on my Vespa, she recommended me to visit the Marmore Falls.

So, on the way to Rome, starting from Melezzole di Montecchio in Umbria, I decided to spend the afternoon at the falls.

I reached the area a few minutes before they released the water, since they stop it at regular times to power up the nearby hydroelectric plant, and I stared at the impressive increasing flux of water while a rainbow took shape at the bottom of the first 90 meters long fall. 😀

The air around the falls was crisp and fresh. There was such a feeling of wellness that I totally forgot the bad cold I got during the previous days.

They say there are negative ions in these areas due to the water falling onto the rocks and that the ions help cleaning the air by making bad particles precipitate.

When I read that modern air cleaners/ionizers works with this principle, I ordered one and after a couple of months in my bedroom I can say it really made a difference.

Now I installed the machine in my office and I attached to it the second picture you can see here.

I feel better just by looking at it, and the air feels much better in a place where I’m now spending a lot of time.

Thanks to Lydia for the tip about the Marmore Falls! 🙂

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  1. #1 by Albegor on January 5, 2007 - 1:24 pm

    Quel coso nero in basso nella prima foto non è un cespuglio… è il testone di un turista! 😉
    Non potete immaginare quanta gente ci fosse quel giorno (20 Agosto) sul Belvedere!

    That black thing at the bottom of the first pic is not a bush at all… it’s a tourist’s head! 😉
    You can’t imagine how many people there was that day (August 20) at the Belvedere!

  2. #2 by madda on January 5, 2007 - 3:22 pm

    Beh.. allora il “pocket coffee break” di oggi sarà obbligatoriamente nel tuo ufficio! 😉

  3. #3 by Albegor on January 5, 2007 - 3:34 pm

    Eh sì, gli ioni non scendono al secondo piano! 😛

  4. #4 by Mr. Diego on January 9, 2007 - 9:43 am

    Caro Davide, non ci crederai: ho passato il capodanno proprio nei pressi delle cascate ma, purtroppo, per mancanza di tempo non sono riuscito a fare neanche una piccola visita alla zona delle chiuse 🙁
    Sarà per la prossima volta!

    P.S.: Buon anno!

  5. #5 by Albegor on January 9, 2007 - 10:30 am

    Beh per te credo sarà più facile visto che non sono poi così lontane dalla capitale.
    Meritano davvero! 🙂

  6. #6 by Mario Tarchi on August 8, 2007 - 3:21 pm

    Sono felice che le mie zone ti abbiano entusiasmato fino a questo punto. Ciao e grazie ancora della collaborazione

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