Mount Fumaiolo

Mount Fumaiolo
Mount Fumaiolo
Mount Fumaiolo is located in Italy
Mount Fumaiolo
Elevation 1,407 m (4,616 ft)
Range Apennine Mountains
Coordinates 43°47′21″N 12°4′18″E / 43.78917°N 12.07167°E / 43.78917; 12.07167Coordinates: 43°47′21″N 12°4′18″E / 43.78917°N 12.07167°E / 43.78917; 12.07167

Mount Fumaiolo (Italian Monte Fumaiolo) is a mountain of the northern Apennines range of Italy located in the southern-most corner of the Emilia-Romagna region, c. 70 km from the town of Cesena. It is at the border Emilia-Romagna and Tuscany.[1] With an elevation of 1,408 metres (4,619 ft), Mount Fumaiolo overlooks the villages of Balze di Verghereto, Bagno di Romagna and Verghereto, in Romagna, and thanks to its extensive fir and beech forests, it is a well-appreciated tourist area of natural interest. It is most famous for being the source of the Tiber, as well as the rivers Marecchia Savio.[2][3]

Source of the Tiber

The source of the Tiber consists of two springs 10 meters away from each other on Mount Fumaiolo. These springs are called "Le Vene."[4] The springs are in a beech forest 1,268 meters above sea level. During the 1930s, Benito Mussolini placed an antique marble Roman column at the point where the river arises, inscribed QUI NASCE IL FIUME SACRO AI DESTINI DI ROMA ("Here is born the river / sacred to the destinies of Rome"). There is an eagle on the top of this column. The first miles of the Tiber run through Valtiberina before entering Umbria.[5]

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