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The river Velino in Rieti.
|Comuni||Antrodoco, Castel Sant'Angelo, Cittaducale|
|- left||Salto, Turano|
|- location||Cittareale, Rieti, Lazio, Italy|
|- elevation||1,667 m (5,469 ft)|
|- location||Terni, Umbria, Italy|
|Length||90 km (56 mi)|
|Basin||2,238 km² (864 sq mi)|
|- average||60 m³/s (2,119 cu ft/s)|
The Velino is a river in central Italy that flows through the Lazio and Umbria regions but flows mainly through the Lazio region. It is the main tributary of the Nera river which is tributary of the Tiber river.
The Velino river has a length of 90 km (56 mi), and a drainage basin with an area of approximately 2,238 km2 (864 sq mi).
The river flows first to the south through the comuni of Cittareale and Posta and goes into a narrow valley with the Monte Terminillo to the west and the Monte Giano to the east; after about 15 km (9 mi), it leaves the valley and gets in the Antrodoco comune. The river then turns to the west and flow through the comuni of Borgo Velino and Castel Sant'Angelo. Then the river gets the water of the "Peschiera Springs".
After getting into the Piana Reatina ("Plain of Rieti"), an important valley, the river flows through the city of Rieti. At the end of the plain, the Velino river joins the Nera river and forms the Cascate delle Marmore falls.
- Salto - 55 km
- Turano - 70 km
The summit of Monte Pozzoni.
Bridge over the Velino in Rieti.
Cascate delle Marmore falls where the Velino joins the Nera.
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