PITINUM MERGENS (AT ACQUALAGNA) - Acqualagna
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Pitinum Mergens located at the foot of the Apennines, just beside Candigliano River, a tributary of the Metauro River, close to Pole of Acqualagna, is one of the municipia of the VI regio augustea ((Umbria et ager Gallicus), and It occupied a slightly sloping terrace close to the riverbed of the Candigliano River and it covered an area of several hectares.

The settlement was located along the route of the road that move apart from the Flaminia close to the Furlo Gorge and he continued towards the favorable pitch called Serriola (m 730) in the Appennines.

In the site of the city, currently undergoing archaeological restrictions, two short stretches of the city walls have been found; some remains of the structures of the Roman theater were discovered in an area on a slight slope.

The archaeological evidences collected in the place attests the continuity of this settlement form the Roman Republican Age to the fifth Century when the inhabitants left the place, moving on the surrounding hills, particularly the one close to Cale vicus (Cagli), that became bishopric in the eighth century A.D..

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