canyon exploring with Michele Angileri

Rio Campo dell'Acqua

On the north-western side of the Sabini Mountains, the Fara Valley looks like a wide gorge between tall rocky sides. Its upper part, however, is made of many little canyons that come together.
Rio Campo dell'acqua is one of the two main ones. It is a nice gorge with a sequence of narrows, one of which is carved in an unusual lightpink limestone.

Name Rio Campo dell'Acqua
Area Umbria, Monti Sabini
Nearest village Finocchieto
Elevation loss 210 m
Length 1500 m
Highest cascade 15 m
Rock Limestone
Shuttle No
Explored by Michele Angileri, Andrea Pucci; may 3rd 2005


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Finding a torrent called Rio Campo dell'Acqua (Water Field creek) always dry is certainly a paradox. I don't know if this is mainly due to karst (water disappears just upstream of the gorge and reappears in the last part) or to the aqueduct takings, but the fact is that I have not yet been able to see water flowing through the Rio gorge.

But even dry the gorge is charming and descent is satisfying.

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