Province: Pesaro e Urbino
Name inhabitants: acqualagnesi

Acqualagna rises along the ancient Via Flaminia, south-west of the Furlo gorge, at the point where the Burano flows into the Candigliano. In the background, to the north-east, the steep slopes of the Pietralata and Paganuccio mountains, to the south-west, the Apennine peaks of Catria and Nerone. Near the present center there was a Roman city, Pitinum Mergens, destroyed by Alaric; the surviving inhabitants later founded the castle of Montefalcone from which, in the late Middle Ages, the village was formed. In the town there is the parish church, dedicated to Saint Lucia, of ancient foundation. Just beyond the locality stands the Sanctuary of Pelingo, a diocesan Marian sanctuary, which contains a venerated fresco of the Madonna and Child. Interesting is the Church of San Vincenzo al Furlo , what remains of an ancient Abbey of the eighth century in which San Romualdo (1011) and San Pier Damiani (1042) lived. The monastery remained independent until the 11th century when it entered - with the abbeys and hermitages under it - the direct influence of the nearby Fonte Avellana. Near the church there is a small Roman bridge. In Pietralata to visit is an ancient circular lookout tower, while in Farneta the remains of a fort in Feltre survive. Along the road that leads from Acqualagna to Piobbico and to the Apennine pass of Bocca Serriola, we finally meet the church of the Madonna del Pietriccio with fourteenth-century frescoes under the loggia and, continuing beyond, the abbey church of San Maria Nuova and the castle of Naro. Villa di Colombara is a 2nd century Roman rural building which is located BC. in the locality of the same name in the municipality of Acqualagna. The remains of this farm are preserved in Acqualagna in the Antiquarium Pitinum Mergens . The spectacular Furlo gorge opens up between the steep limestone walls of the Pietralata and Paganuccio mountains. On the site it is still possible to walk through the tunnel made by Vespasian carved into the rock (year 79 AD). Acqualagna is included in the Gola del Furlo State Natural Reserve . It is defined nationally, the Truffle Capital , given its importance recognized throughout the year for the various dedicated events (in particular the National Truffle Fair , which takes place in the last weekends of October and the first of November) and for the centuries-old tradition of research, production and marketing of the most famous tuber of all time.

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