After lunch in Urbino, we took a drive along the beautiful Furlo Gorge. The original tunnel was excavated by hand through the limestone by the Romans as early as 76 A.D.; an amazing feat of engineering! It runs near the original Via Flaminia, the road between Rome and the Adriatic, and alongside the Candigliano River. Today there are 3,600 protected hectares of woods in the Natural Reserve of Furlo.
At one end of the trail is a nice park with parking areas and the perfect place for a picnic. Not usually nature buffs, we really enjoyed this gorgeous spot and a walk along the river.