Between the mountains Pietralata and Paganuccio the river Candigliano has dug the Furlo Gorge. The gorge, characterized by its hundred-meter high rock faces is one of the most fascinating place of particular naturalistic interest of the province of Pesaro and Urbino.
The 3600-hectare area was officially designated as the “Gola del Furlo” state conservation area in 2001.
In the heights of the nature reserve, there are untouched forests and meadows, habitats that preserve the typical flora and fauna in their diversity.
It is necessary to mention the stone eagle, which here is nestled in the inaccessible rock walls and thus became the symbol of this area. In addition to the stone eagle, in this are nesting peregrine falcons, owls, gray heron, cormorants, cane and the rocky swallow.
The Furlo Gorge hosts wolves, who live in this area since ages as long as wild boars, deer and fallow deer.
Both on the side of the Pietralata and Paganuccio there are hiking trails of different kind of difficulty for hikers.
The “Gola del Furlo” is 18 km from Il Giuggiolo.