Via Flaminia - Acqualagna Viaduct
Along the ancient roman road Via Flaminia, between Acqualanga and Furlo, there is a small bit of excavated aqueduct. This protected the Via Flaminia from being damaged when the River Candigliano flooded. It is near the San Vincenzo Abbey, a 10th century building on 6th century foundations with restored frescos inside.
Location: Italy - Marche - Pesaro and Urbino - Acqualagna
Category: Ancient Roman
Tags: Via Flaminia, Bridge
The viaduct is on a side road between Acqualanga and Furlo. From the SP3 take the eastern exit for Acqualanga (also signed for Furlo and Area Archeologica), and follow signs for Furlo. When you turn left on Strada Pianacce/Via Monte Furlo in the direction of Furlo, look to your right and you will see a small sign for an Area Archeologica and a dirt lane. Park at the side of the road and walk down the lane. The viaduct is along the edge of the road, but is best viewed from below by walking along this lane. It is covered with an open roof.
Return to your car and continue a short distance down the road to Furlo and you will see the San Vincenzo Abbey (Abbazia di S. Vincenzo al Furlo) on your right. You can also park there and walk back.
Note the 6pm closing time for the Abbey. We visited twice, both times arriving after 6pm so we never went inside.
Day trip contributed by Pauline Kenny
Read more: Glossary - Via Flaminia.