Did you know Narnia is a real place in central Italy?
Very few people know that the real place, Narni, in Umbria, Italy, provided inspiration for C S Lewis’s most famous book.
How did this happen?
View the video by Dave Knowles to learn about the history of Narni and why C S Lewis chose this special hilltop town for The Chronicles of Narnia. See the tallest man-made waterfall in the world and learn why they were created by the Romans. Also find out about The Rocca, the castle overlooking Narni that was so important to the Roman Catholic church. Perhaps C S Lewis found a link to the character of Lucy from the story of St Lucia who was born in Narni and at the age of five saw the Virgin Mary and the baby Jesus. St Lucia’s body lies today in a glass coffin in the Cathedral St. Giovanale.
View the video
(The link below will take you to purchase a beautifully illustrated hardback copy of The Chronicles of Narnia.)