Gola del Furlo
is located in a territory controlled by four protected faunistic areas and
divided between the towns of Acqualagna,
Cagli, Fermignano, Fossombrone and Urbino.
we could fly like an eagle we could discover all the secrets and the
sublime foreshortenings of Furlo: the narrow gallery, carved in the rock
by the ancient population of Umbria region(around 450 b.C ),just where Paganuccio
mountain and Pietralata
mountain lean against each other on the Candigliano
this narrow gallery, a more comfortable passage was carved in the rock in
76 b.C by Vespasiano, a Roman
Emperor (the name of the gallery is Forulus
which substituted the older name of Pietra
Pertusa and from which the name Furlo derives).
and viaducts were the starting point for the construction of the
Flaminia, which connecting Rome to
Fano (and the Adriatic sea) ,became the most important both as a way
of communication and also for its historical value.
follows ,is the wonderful visit to the Grotta
del grano (cave of grain), a rocky gorge used by Romans as a deposit
for their grain and in which a lot of prehistoric fossils were found.
Then, you can go into the gorge and see how the swift currents of the
river have carved the rock discovering a sort of limestone, of great
interest for the geologists and those who are interested in fossils.
last, what you could see is a little fluvial basin (composed by a
hydroelectric dam) shining among the white-pink rocks and the green of the
woods full of life and animated by wolves, climbing wood peckers and by
the slowly hedgehogs.
can also reach the Sanctuary of
Pelingo (with a wonderful fresco of the XV century) to suddenly
discover the solemn abbey of Saint Vincenzo of Furlo (or of Pietra
Pertusa).built by the Benedictine monks in the VIII century, of which
deep peaceful atmosphere enjoyed Saint
Romualdo, Saint Pier Damiani
and a lot of other pilgrims looking for a refuge wandering through the
mysterious paths of this place.
a great number of visitors come here to enjoy those marvellous
sanctuaries, even after a day spent looking for
truffles, the most precious product of this land ,so rich and
you could enjoy is, in one word, a touching and suggestive landscape: the
landscape of Furlo, where
among woods and water, rocks are the main protagonists.
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