The Geographical Centre of Mainland Italy - Cardona Bridge

The Geographical Centre of Mainland Italy - Cardona Bridge

Where is the centre of Italy located?


Different locations among Umbria and Lazio claim its exact location, nevertheless according to a series of tests carried out by Giuseppe Angeletti, scholar and passionate geographer of Perugia, and the Military Geographic Institute of Florence, the Geographical Centre of Mainland Italy would be placed along the itinerary of the Formina Roman aqueduct, next to the Cardona bridge, one of the most enchanting Roman bridges of Narni.



The place is currently marked by a memorial stone with a spiral-shaped relief ending in a steel element, allowing the visitor to physically touch this ideal and highly symbolic point.

Cardona Bridge

The Bridge is located in the Montello area, reached by a pathway flanked by great oaks and holm oaks.

This is a Roman bridge built as a square with travertine ashlars.

It is a slightly elevated single round arch and it preserves the piers and part of the shoulders of the original structure.

A 2000-year old architecture emerges from a thicket of spontaneous and strong vegetation, in order to remind us that man and nature can perfectly agree. 

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