Rignano Flaminio, RM, Lazio

Some small towns in Italy had the same name; in the XIXth century when the country was unified an adjective was added to their names to distinguish them, so Rignano became Rignano Flaminio, after Via Flaminia, the ancient Roman road linking Rome with Rimini on the Adriatic Sea. The Papal State was composed of four regions (Latium, Umbria, Marches and Romagna): Via Flaminia crossed them all so it had a special relevance. Rignano was the location where travellers stopped to make their excursions to Monte Soratte: it had a post station where they hired horses and donkeys to reach the top of the mountain.