Villages and Castles in Valconca

The route along the Conca river touches a series of hills overlooked by imposing castles and their villages, where time seems to have stood still. Fortified towns, enclosing treasures of art and culture. Starting from Montefiore, visit the imposing Castle and the Sanctuary of the Madonna di Bonora, stop in Mondaino to see the Rocca with its museum and learn about the tradition of Fossa Cheese, and end your journey in Montegridolfo, a well-preserved medieval settlement.

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Art, history and medieval atmosphere... Gradara is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, but also the most romantic. It is here that Paolo and Francesca, as narrated by Dante, lived their overwhelming love story that led them to their death. If you want to relive this great passion and immerse yourself in the history of the Malatesta family, in this borderland between Romagna and Marche, don't miss the route that winds through the narrow streets of the town and reaches the ancient Rocca, still perfectly preserved today.

San Marino

"Reliquo vos liberos ab utroque homine"... it is with this phrase of the legendary stonemason Marino that in 257 AD the long history of the Land of Freedom begins. Retrace it by reaching the top of Mount Titano, where men, free from pope and emperor, gave life to the Serenissima Republic of San Marino. Discover the beauty, history and culture of this independent state overlooking the Rimini Riviera and reach its summit by cable car to enjoy a fantastic view of the coast.

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Villages and Castles in Valmarecchia

From the Villanovians to the great Roman civilization to the powerful lordships of the Malatesta and Montefeltro families, the hills around the Marecchia river preserve indelible traces of the millennial history of the Rimini territory and the customs and traditions of its people. Going up the valley, starting from Santarcangelo, the famous Monte Giove from which the Sangiovese wine originates, visit Montebello Castle, the Rocca del Sasso and the archaeological site of Verucchio.