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Fonti del Clitunno 1.jpg
Source of the Clitunno near Campello sul Clitunno
CountryUmbria, Italy
Physical characteristics
 • location
 • coordinates
42°55′58″N 12°36′15″E / 42.9329°N 12.6042°E / 42.9329; 12.6042Coordinates: 42°55′58″N 12°36′15″E / 42.9329°N 12.6042°E / 42.9329; 12.6042
Basin features
ProgressionTimiaTopinoChiascioTiberTyrrhenian Sea
Fonti del clitunno.jpg

The Clitunno, in Antiquity the Clitumnus, is a river in Umbria, Italy. The name is of uncertain origin, but it was also borne by the river god. The Clitunno rises at 42°49.5′N 12°46′E / 42.8250°N 12.767°E / 42.8250; 12.767 from a spring within a dozen metres of the ancient Via Flaminia near the town of Campello sul Clitunno between Spoleto and Trevi: the spring was celebrated as a great beauty spot by the Romans but also by Byron and Giosuè Carducci; in the 19th century it was planted with willows, and zealously monitored for pollution, it is open today as a paying tourist attraction.

The Clitunno then flows, generally north, through the east Umbrian plain, past the Temple of Clitumnus and the towns of Pissignano, Cannaiola and Trevi, to join the Timia, a tributary of the Topino, near Bevagna.[1] Though its current is usually sluggish, it is subject, like many other rivers in the east Umbrian plain, to sudden flooding: it was only tamed completely in the 19th century, and is largely banked by levees.


  1. ^ Agenzia regionale di protezione ambientale dell'Umbria, Caratterizzazione dei bacini idrografici e dei corpi idrici superficiali, Sottobacino Topino Marroggia, map p. 10 of 22.

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