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Montone (river)

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River mouth  Uniti
Province  Province of Ravenna
Country  Italy
Length  90 km
Mouth  Uniti
Mouth elevation  0
Montone (river) httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediacommonsthu
Main source  Appennino Tosco-Emiliano mountains in the Province of Florence 900 m (3,000 ft)
Discharge  Average rate: 5 m/s (180 cu ft/s)
Similar  Passo del Muraglione, Basilica of San Vitale, Mausoleum of Theoderic, Foreste Casentinesi - Monte Fal, Ravenna Baptistery of Neon

The Montone is a river in the historical region of Romagna, which is in the present-day region of Emilia-Romagna in northern Italy. It is the northernmost river on the east-facing slopes of the Apennines to flow directly into the Adriatic Sea rather than entering the Po.

Map of Fiume Montone, Province of Ravenna, Italy

The source of the river is in the Foreste Casentinesi, Monte Falterona, Campigna National Park in the Appennino Tosco-Emiliano mountains in the province of Florence (which is in the Tuscany region of Italy). The river flows northeast and crosses the border into the province of Forlì-Cesena and passes through the localities of San Benedetto in Alpe, Portico di Romagna, Bocconi, Rocca San Casciano, Dovadola, Castrocaro, Terra del Sole and Forlì. Near Forlì, the river receives the waters of the Rabbi and curves northwest. It then flows northeast again and forms the border between the province of Forlì-Cesena and the province of Ravenna before flowing into the province of Ravenna. The river curves eastward and is joined by the Bidente-Ronco south of Ravenna. The combined rivers are known as the Uniti.

The Battle of Ravenna was fought near the confluence with the Ronco in 1512. Also famous is the Acquacheta stream, mentioned by Dante Alighieri in his Divine Comedy.

References

Montone (river) Wikipedia


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