Discover Rimini's hinterland
Medieval villages and breathtaking landscapes
The hinterland of Romagna offers romantic villagesunmissable views and impressive fortresses, palaces, towers and castles. La history is carved into every alley, street and square that tells of battles and conquests.
Santarcangelo di Romagna
Ancient settlement on Mount Jupiter
Santarcangelo is located about 10 kilometres from Rimini, and is crossed by a complex and mysterious system of caves and underground passages. The Malatesta FortressThe colourful houses and narrow streets create picturesque corners, and there is no shortage of excellent restaurants and atmospheric places to stop and drink a glass of Sangiovese, whose name is said to come from this very mountain.
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Verucchio is one of the symbolic villages of the Malatesta family. It boasts, in addition to the beautiful castle and the historic centre, a archaeological museum which houses numerous artefacts from the Villanovan civilisation: the grave goods found are veritable windows opening onto a world that no longer exists. The thrones and crockery are perfectly preserved. The hamlet of Villa Verucchio is also worth visiting.
The fortress inhabited by ghosts
The fortress of Montebello is famous throughout Italy: it is said to be home to the spirit of Azzurrinaa little girl who lived here and disappeared in the castle in mysterious conditions in the second half of the 14th century. Apart from this evocative story, the castle retains a medieval and a Renaissance part with original furnishings. Possibility of guided tours to learn more about history, but also night, dedicated to the most intrepid and passionate about the darkest aspects of the Middle Ages.
The imposing prison castle
The village is perched on a huge rock spur and is accessed by a single narrow road carved into the stone. Here you will find the Duomo and the parish church, which should definitely be visited, as well as the imposing fortress where Cagliostro met his death. Other great figures have also passed through here, such as Dante, who was inspired to imagine his Purgatory, and St Francis.
History, shopping and breathtaking views
The small and independent state is located on Mount Titano, 739 metres above sea level. From here there is an incomparable view of the Romagna Riviera. Strolling through the streets of the town centre, you can devote yourself to the shopping and you can admire churches e palaces of power to take a step back into the past that can be felt throughout San Marino.
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The fortress of eternal lovers
Montefiore Conca is one of the most beautiful towns in the Conca Valley and one of the most beautiful italian villages. It is dominated by a geometric and imposing castle dating back to 1300. Surrounding it are pretty houses arranged like petals around the Rocca: a truly fascinating architectural construction. Moreover, from the Rocca it is possible to admire beautiful sunsets and the coexistence of olive trees, chestnut trees and woodland fauna in an area so close to the sea.
City of music festivals
Saludecio, in the province of Rimini, is located on the green hills of the Conca Valley: near the border with the Marche region. Saludecio is known for being the scene of important events such as Saluserbe dedicated to natural life with a focus on herbalism, food and organic farming. The town is worth visiting by walking through the streets full of elegant palaces, impressive churches, but above all colourful paintings on the walls of many buildings.
A leap into a rich history
Mondaino boasts a beautiful circular squarea true natural theatre, which makes the city perfect for outdoor events and shows. In fact, especially during the summer, important and engaging events are held here. historical re-enactments, the most famous is certainly the Palio de Lo Daino. The beautiful Rocca Malatestiana is worth a visit, while the Palaeontological Museum houses an exhibition of majolica, typical ceramics and fossils more than 4 million years old.