Gola del Furlo and Truffles
The Furlo Pass iis a gorge on the ancient Roman road Via Flaminia in the Marche region of central Italy, where it passes near the Candigliano river, a tributary of the Metauro. The gorge was formed between the Pietralata (889 m) and Paganuccio (976 m) mountains by the river Candigliano, which whooshed in full spate through the district until it was dammed in 1922. Since 2001 it has been included in a State Natural Reserve of the same name. The Roman emperor Vespasian had a tunnel built here to facilitate passage on the Via Flaminia at the narrowest point of the gorge (hence the name, from the Latina forulum, meaning "small hole"). Next to it is a similar but smaller tunnel dating from Etruscan times. The tunnel has a length of 38. 30 meters and a height of 5. 95 meters. During the Gothic Wars (6th century), the Ostrogoth King Totila had the pass fortified, but his troops were ousted by the Roman general Belisarius. The Lombards conquered the pass between 570 and 57
Trekking in the forest to reach to panoramic view (9 km) return.
At the end of the tour, we are going to visit the Tunnel built by Romans I century After Christ.
San Vincent Church (Romanesque Church)
Acqualagna truffle shopping.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Hotel
Duration: 5 hours
Weather might affect the tour.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 euro - if you wish to buy a coffee and ice cream when we stop
- Personal Expenses
- Food, Drinks, Snacks