Gola del Furlo

I visited Gola del Furlo during recent trip to Italy. This is truly an amazing place for nature lovers – naked limestone cliffs rise up on either side of the bright green waters of the Candigliano River, leaving just enough room for a narrow road pass. A couple of years ago there was a dramatic land slide and road collapse, (see pictures below), since then road is open for pedestrians only. The area is now a natural park and home to rare flora and fauna. There are plenty of perfect places to find for a picnic along the way or to climb up to the top of the gorge. Apparently, the small village of Furlo at the mouth of the gorge is a good place to eat truffles in season. However, when we were there, the village and the eatery places looked rather sad and derelict, some of them without any signs of life and when we stopped in one of the trattorias for a drink, the owner jumped at the occasion to share with us his worries about the future of the this place, his trattoria, his neighbours’ establishments, and how they were affected by the recent accident (road’s fall forced the closure of the main road between local villages) and the lack of the passer-by.

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