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.

Return to Italy - Marche


Location: Italy - Marche - Pesaro and Urbino - Fano

Category: Ancient Roman

Tags: Gate, Via Flaminia

Day trip contributed by Pauline Kenny

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Fano was named Fanum Fortunae in Roman times. It has a well preserved medieval center.

Read more: Glossary - Via Flaminia.

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