Gorge of Furlo and Acqualagna

For who is on holiday in Riccione it is absolutely to consider an interesting naturalistic trip just few kilometres over the border between Romagna and Marche to visit the inimitable environmental patrimony of the Strait of Furlo and the near village of Acqualagna. To about seventy kilometres and less than an hour by car from Riccione, this mountain landscape of Pesaro’s Apennine highly holds head to the comparison with the Norwegian fiords and the Spanish rias leaned out on the oceanic coast of the Galicia.

“Carve” from the river Candigliano that for millennia has crossed it with its erosive action of which stay today many and important fossils like Ammoniti – molluscs extinct among which the Furloceras that really from here takes the name – the Strait of Furlo is today protected by the homonym National Natural Reserve. In this natural heaven different kinds of birds of prey live regularly – what they nest among its rocky walls of 500 meters to precipice – like royal eagles and sparrow hawks. In the vast animal habitat they are also wolves, porcupines, fallow deer, wild boars, skunks and a lot of amphibians as the crested newt and the Ululone from the yellow abdomen.

Totally, they are 3.600 hectares among woods, lawns and uncontaminated tops. The Museum of the Territory and an efficient Visitor Centre of the Reserve Strait of Furlo welcome visitors in Furlo of Acqualagna with expo spaces and an important show of fossils Ammoniti. In the Furlo is also present one of the biggest Italian “mines” of truffles. The town of Acqualagna is in fact the only territory to have all kinds of truffle all the year long.