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Mentioned for the first time in a document in 1292 as “burg aqualania”, he was born as a small valley of the ancient castle of Monfalcone (now deceased). The municipal area coincides roughly with the ancient Roman town of Pitinum Mergens whose remains are still unexplored, apart from the discovery of a “villae” which provided household materials exposed in the antiquarium of town. His story of a small village is not marked by special events; He was part of the Duchy of Urbino and followed the fate of these.
ART AND HISTORY OF THE CITY ‘:
It is a municipality in the middle basin of the Metauro where the river flows into the river Candigliano Burano, near of the fantastic fauna called Furlo Gorge. Probably the first settlement dates back to the Roman town of Pitinum Mergens of the second century BC
In 500 suffers the same fate as all other neighboring towns destroyed by the Goths and then the various and subsequently rebuilt and changed to conquest by the Lombards, the Franks, then the same King Pepin the Short that gift ‘754 in the town to the Pope .
During the Middle Ages Aqualagna sees the domination of the Montefeltro lords of Urbino and after the fall of the dynasty pef the lack of an heir male dj juovo becomes part of the territories of the Papal States.
Aqualagna the name is thought to derive from the Latin “Aqua Línea” that ‘”water battle” probably in reference to the past war in the period of wars barbariche.Acqualagna contains in its circuit but also in many villages throughout the territory foothills, numerous witnesses of its troubled history that sees the passage of the barbarians, of Saints, of famous people.
The ancient abbey of San Vincenzo al Furlo dating in its first building at the eighth century. It was rebuilt in 1271 in Romanesque style by the will of the abbot Bonaventure. During the summer and ‘you can visit the various exhibitions that are hosted on its premises.
In the locality ‘Colombara we find the archaeological excavations in the years 1995/96 have unearthed an ancient Roman farm of whether II. B.C. whose findings were collected and can be seen in the Antiquarium Pitinum Mergens the Archaeological Museum founded in 2002 and housed in the rooms of the City of Aqualagna. On the slope of Mount Pietralta there are ruins, ancient castle complex Pietralata of XI century. including the male, the perimeter wall and a church still consecrated. On the slopes of the same mountain there is the Marian shrine of Pelingo 1859 to 218 meters above sea level
The step Furlo, a path of extraordinary beauty, not only for its natural morphology, but still packs the historical signs of taste Roman times the Via Flaminia, even with an ancient tunnel dating back more than 2,000 years ago, yet today viable. An ancient passage dating from the 220 BC and secured permanently in 76/77 in. C. by Vespasian. The population of Petriccio always on the road towards Cagli you can admire a recently restored Romanesque building. Following the river Candigliano territory of Cagli we can see two storied building on two opposing fronts mountain one includes the ruins of the castle of Frontino (504 mt. Above sea level) and the Castle of Naro (417 m. Above sea level). Legend has it that the opposing factions faced off with one hand the nobles Guelph Castle Noro and other Ghibellines of Montefeltro.
Also in the territory of Cagli it is to admire a splendid example of Romanesque architecture in the Marche ‘abbey of Naro. Worthy of emphasis in the scientific international is the Mining Museum in the basement of Palazzo Ubaldini Apecchio which houses 2,500 pieces of Ammon among them rare species, finds unique in Europe.
Of course you can not visit Aqualagna without tasting its famous product truffles that collecting great success and prestige in the world culinary scene, while one can not mention an illustrious citizen that here was born here Enrico Mattei.
The Sanctuary of Pelingo recently built (1820), is a place of worship and religion in the countryside with wide avenues surrounded by magnificent lime trees. La Casa del Pellegrino is located next door is designed for conferences and holidays.
Church of SS. Annunziata in Petriccio resort, 2 km from the capital, in Roman-Gothic frescoes of the fourteenth century.
Acqualagna nature, history and gastronomy …:
The Truffle? And where to go and enjoy if not Acqualagna, town of Marche, known just as “truffle capital”?
Town of 4,000 inhabitants near the Furlo Gorge in the province of Pesaro and Urbino, is characterized by a centuries-old tradition of research, production and marketing of truffles. Here today are based in or conduct most of their activities gatherers and traders working in all world markets. The truffle market of Acqualagna has established itself as the privileged seat of wholesale: here are sold a total of about 2/3 of national production.
Behind the stands Acqualagna Furlo Gorge rock Apennine characterized by the enchantment of white limestone and pink. From the mountains of Furlo, Catria and Nero, it is a network of trails with a guide free and without reservation. Inside the wildlife: red deer, the Apennine wolf, deer, Crag, Rock Thrush, the woodpecker and the golden eagle. Lovers of nature and the outdoors can make beautiful walks in the mountains around the Furlo, as the Catria and Nero, who have an important path network with apartments and shelters. More travel opportunities are given to destinations such as the nearby Urino, Fano, Gubbio.