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ACQUALAGNA, TRUFFLE CAPITAL IN THE MARCHE - MAP OF THE VILLAGES OF ITALY - TOURISM OF THE ROOTS

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Pesaro - The origin of the name of the village of Acqualagna is unknown, but according to some it derives from "Acqua-lama", that is water quagmire, due to the marshes once present in the area where the Burano river meets Candigliano.

As for the origin of the settlement, the most probable hypothesis is that it derives from the transformation, by the monks of the abbey of San Vincenzo in Furlo, of the chapel of Santa Maria Maddalena into a hospital.

Today Acqualagna is a village in the Marche hinterland, located near the magnificent Gola del Furlo, with a view that is lost on the Catria and Nerone mountains.

The territory of the State Natural Reserve of the Gola del Furlo deserves to be admired in all its beauty, made up of imposing overhangs, two Roman tunnels (where the ancient Via Flaminia passed), the Grotta del Grotta, rare species of protected flora, the green waters of the Candigliano river and the presence of the golden eagle.

Surrounded by this uncontaminated nature, Enrico Mattei, entrepreneur, politician and Italian public executive, was born in Acqualagna in 1906, founder of ENI in 1953.

The birthplace of Enrico Mattei is the first multimedia museum in Italy, promoted by the municipality of Acqualagna and supported by ENI, dedicated to the great Italian manager, who keeps intact some unpublished excerpts of his personal history.

On the other hand, Acqualagna preserves numerous traces of the ancient past: the Castle of Pietralata, dating back to the early 11th century, built on an almost inaccessible rocky spur located on the slopes of Mount Pietralata, next to a church still consecrated to the Trinity and used every year for the celebration of the Holy Trinity; numerous museums such as Villa Colombara (rustic villa, built at the beginning of the 2nd century BC and used until the end of the 1st century BC), archaeological remains relevant to the route of the ancient Via Flaminia and the Municipal Antiquarium Pitinum Mergens, inaugurated in 2002 and housed in the old town hall of the city; and numerous churches such as Santa Lucia, San Vincenzo, San Paterniano, Santissima Annunziata and Santissimo Sacramento. In addition to the churches of the town, among the religious buildings stand out the Abbey of San Vincenzo, built in the 10th century on the remains of a pagan temple that prospered thanks to the offers of travelers who had to cross the Furlo, the Sanctuary of Pelingo, built on the slopes of the Monte Pietralata, and the Fonte Avellana Monastery of the Holy Cross, on the slopes of Monte Catria and inside which it is possible to buy products from the ancient pharmacy, herbs and spices produced in the monks' gardens. The local craftsmanship, in addition to medicinal herbs, is aimed at the artistic processing of stone, a centuries-old tradition that has its roots in the work of the ancient stonemasons of Furlo, who thanks to the easy availability of the material in the quarries also created important architectural structures of Urbino.

Acqualagna is also famous for being the "Truffle Capital".

In this regard, the National Truffle Fair, which takes place between October and November, is not to be missed. During this event you can get in touch with truffle sellers, taste the culinary news, attend conferences or "cooking shows" and get to know the simplicity of a unique place of its kind. In addition to this appointment, Acqualagna offers the online truffle bag, the Truffle Museum and two other fairs: the first in February dedicated to the precious black truffle and the second in July where the Regional Summer Black Truffle Fair is held. All that remains is to reach Acqualagna and taste it.


HOW TO GET THERE: The reference airports are in Rimini (67 km) and Ancona (79 km), while the railway stations are those of Fano (42 km) and Pesaro (52 km), from which you can continue by bus. By car: A14 (from the north towards Ancona and from the south towards Naples), exit at Fano, continue on the E78 freeway, follow the direction of Rome, SP 3, exit towards Acqualagna.


OTHER PLACES TO VISIT: To see the naturalistic area of ​​the Marmitte dei Giganti and that of the Cascata del Mulino. The historic center of Urbino is also waiting to be discovered.


ON THE MAP WITH A CLICK ON THEIR OCHER COLOR BUTTON: there are also 10 beautiful photos each location. You can also enlarge the MAP HERE

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