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  1. Pauline

    Hiking in the Dolomites, Italy in 2020

    Hello! We just finished 3 weeks hiking in a small mountain town, Lenk, in the Berner Oberland region of Switzerland. We drove there from the UK where we live. We love Switzerland and travel there every year usually at this time. Read my trip report here. We live in the UK and they have...
  2. BryanS

    Situation in Italy :(

    The daily news all week has been showing scenes of packed beaches, nightlife and people generally ignoring the mandatory guidelines to control COVID. There is also no obvious enforcement by the authorities. Unfortunately it is starting to look like all the sacrifices and hard work we did here...
  3. Sandrac

    Planning for Venice - and Torcello?

    Hello everyone, I'm hoping to make a short trip to Venice for a week at the end of August, if I can get some things wrapped up with work and studies in time. I have been to Venice several times but am really curious to see how she looks right now when there are likely to be fewer tourists than...
  4. N

    Rome, Tuscany, Venice & Amalfi for Beginners

    By nikkihop from USA, Summer 2011 Two adults and two college girls for week one and nine days of solo bliss for the adults on the Amalfi coast later. Arrive in Rome on June 1, 2011 and return June 16, 2011. Three days in Rome, three days in Florence, two in Venice, one in Assisi on the way to...
  5. Pauline

    Roman Roads Following Ancient Roman Roads - Via Flaminia

    "All roads lead to Rome" was true 2,000 years ago because Rome was the center of the western world and the Romans were road builders. It is true today, at least in Italy, because the modern roads follow the same route as the ancient roads. The Romans built roads from Rome out to their...
  6. Fano Arch of Augustus

    Fano Arch of Augustus

    A Renaissance bass relief carved on the front of the church shows what the gate looked like originally.
  7. Fano Arch of Augustus

    Fano Arch of Augustus

    Via Flaminia reached the Adriatic at Fano. The Roman gate to the city, the Arch of Augustus (Archo d'Augusto), remains.
  8. Forum Sempronii

    Forum Sempronii

    Forum Sempronii, near modern Fossombrone, was a Roman city founded in 2nd century BC.
  9. Furlo Gorge Tunnel

    Furlo Gorge Tunnel

    Sign posted at the tunnels.
  10. Furlo Gorge Tunnel

    Furlo Gorge Tunnel

    During the original construction in 220BC the road was built into the side of the gorge and a tunnel was created.
  11. Furlo Gorge Tunnel

    Furlo Gorge Tunnel

    Marks on the walls of the tunnel.
  12. Furlo Gorge Tunnel

    Furlo Gorge Tunnel

    In 76AD Emperor Vespasian built a longer second tunnel.
  13. Furlo Gorge Tunnel

    Furlo Gorge Tunnel

    The road through the Furlo Gorge goes through the tunnel built for Via Flaminia.
  14. Acqualagna Viaduct

    Acqualagna Viaduct

    A bit of excavated aqueduct that protected Via Flaminia from being damaged when the River Candigliano flooded.
  15. Cagli Mallio Bridge

    Cagli Mallio Bridge

    This is the oldest bridge on Via Flaminia in Le Marche and is thought to pre-date the Romans.
  16. Cagli Mallio Bridge

    Cagli Mallio Bridge

    This is the oldest bridge on Via Flaminia in Le Marche and is thought to pre-date the Romans.
  17. Cagli Mallio Bridge

    Cagli Mallio Bridge

    A new bridge was built beside this ancient Roman bridge that was on Via Flaminia.
  18. Cantiano Bridge

    Cantiano Bridge

    The Cantiano Bridge Ponte Grosso on Via Flaminia has two arches, crossing the River Burano. It is still in use today.
  19. Cantiano Bridge

    Cantiano Bridge

    The Cantiano Bridge Ponte Grosso on Via Flaminia has two arches, crossing the River Burano. It is still in use today.
  20. Pontericcioli Bridge

    Pontericcioli Bridge

    Three arched bridge that was on Via Flaminia. This bridge is well off the main roads in this area.
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