The Flaminian Way provided a vital link between ancient Rome, Cisalpine Gaul and the whole of Northern Europe. For the cities lying along its route this brought new-found prosperity.
From Rimini to Pesaro and on to Fano, it then turned inland towards the narrow Furlo Gorge, an incredible mountain canyon between Monte Pietralata and Monte Paganuccio, before continuing on to the Imperial capital. Subsequent improvements to the Flaminian Way were made under the rule of Emperor Vespasian between 70 and 76 AD, when a new tunnel was cut through the gorge to ease passage through the gorge.
Today, the Flaminian Way provides a fascinating route for visitors as well as being an important road link.