Via Flaminia - Fano Arch of Augustus
The ancient Roman road Via Flaminia reached the Adriatic at Fano. The Roman gate to the city, the Arch of Augustus, remains. In 1463 the top of the gate was destroyed in a battle. The fallen fragments were used to build the adjacent church and loggia of Saint Michael. A Renaissance bass relief carved on the front of the church shows what the gate looked like originally. Fano is an exciting town with a good historic center and many other sites to see.
Location: Italy - Marche - Pesaro and Urbino - Fano
Category: Ancient Roman
Tags: Gate, Via Flaminia
Day trip contributed by Pauline Kenny
Fano was named Fanum Fortunae in Roman times. It has a well preserved medieval center.
Read more: Glossary - Via Flaminia.