Ancient Roman bridge of Fermigano that is full of silent history.
Fermignano according to legend was founded by Firmidio, Roman legionary commander, in 200 BC and the city was precisely called Firmidianus .
In 207 BC the battle of Metauro was fought in the nearby plain of San Silvestro in which the Roman legions annihilated the Carthaginian army led by Asdrubale who was to be reunited with his older brother Hannibal in Capua .
Although not a high-altitude settlement, Fermignano was not abandoned after the collapse of the Roman Empire , as a strategically important place because of the bridge over the Metauro River .
In the XIV century a much more solid bridge was built on the ancient Roman pillars now submerged and a massive tower was placed to defend it.
The paper mill is also from the 14th century, the second in the Marches after that of Fabriano , which was later transformed into a wool factory and is still visible today and is an example of industrial archeology.
The high tower, the beautiful bridge with three arches that crosses an evocative waterfall of the River Metauro which the principal river that runs through the region of Le Marche, its length is 121 km of running water.
Water evolves from the Apennine Mountains becoming the River Candigliano which brings us to our next place of interest.
Where it is.
The Furlo Pass (Italian: Gola del Furlo or Passo del Furlo) is 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.
Entrance of the Roman tunnel.
The exit, in the rock ahead there is a small hole where there is a Madonna and crucifix.
The Pietralata (889 m) and Paganuccio (976 m) mountains.
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. It is often marketed to tourists in the region as the “Grand Canyon of Italy.”
The Via Flaminia was an ancient Roman road leading from Rome over the Apennine Mountains to Ariminum (Rimini) on the coast of the Adriatic Sea
To me this looks like a skull.
The Via Flaminia was an ancient Roman road leading from Rome over the Apennine Mountains to Ariminum (Rimini) on the coast of the Adriatic Sea.
Suzi-Q in the Candigliano is a river.
Adventures with the camper and Suzi-Q.
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