Via Flaminia

Via Flaminia

To this day, in the archeological area of Ocriculum a tract of the Ancient Via Flaminia, the road connecting Rome and Rimini, can still be seen. Constructed under the control of Gaius Flaminius the Elder in approximately 220 BC, we can recognize its route with the aid of the Tabula Peuntigeriana, in the Itinerarium Antonini, in the Itinerarium Hierosolymitanum and the indications shown of the so named “glasses of Vicarello” found near the lake of Bracciano. 

The route, 209 Roman miles long, comparable to approximately 310 Km, went through the Umbrian territory where the first two stops were Otricoli and Narni. The road, whose route was partially used to construct the modern Via Flaminia, entered the ancient city through a byway. The currently visible tract is made of large leucite paving stones originating from ancient caves nearby and still has preserved signs of the wagons that traveled along it. 

A few funerary monuments directly face the Via Flaminia, among which a “drum-shaped” funerary on a square base and very large constructed in cement works and covered in blocks of travertine laid in stretchers and headers. On the right, the so-named Tower Tomb is near the monument and on the left, a public fountain; the Fountain, which is open onto the Via Flaminia and has steps to the entrance, is divided inside by two stone balusters, where there are still signs of the ropes for the pails used to supply water.

To visit in the environs

Strutture ricettive nei dintorni