TRIPS AMONG THE JEWELS OF THE HINTERLAND AND COAST
Located in the centre of Italy and well connected to the main European cities, Rimini is the symbol and ideal location of diversified tourism. Rimini, ancient and modern, popular and cultured, spectacular and craftsman like was celebrated and immortalized by the great Master of Italian cinema, Federico Fellini, who, through his art exported the myth of Rimini across the globe.
Republic of San Marino
Located at 750 m. above sea level, it is the world’s oldest and smallest Sovereign State, still free and independent to date, and it represents an easy way to step “abroad”. From Mount Titano the contours of its three towers (Guaita, Cesta and Montale) stand out against the sky, a symbol of the Republic that boasts among its glorious past an extraordinary history and philatelic and numismatic tradition, renowned and appreciated worldwide.
A portal to the past, a special place, a jewel in the Valmarecchia “of the poets”: this is Santarcangelo! And it is here where the poets of the “Circal de giudeizi” convene along with their leading figure, Tonino Guerra. Sightseeing places not to be missed are the Malatesta Fortress, the Capuchin Convent, the nineteenth century fish market, the Arch and Square dedicated to Pope Ganganelli, the “mysterious” tuffaceous caves and the wrought-iron and canvas rust-printing crafts shops.
San Leo, at 583 m above sea level, is located at a distance of 32 km from Rimini, in Valmarecchia, on a rocky and insurmountable mass. In addition to the Fortress, the Parish and the Cathedral, San Leo is also known for a mysterious and fascinating character: Count Cagliostro “the alchemist”, imprisoned in the fortress where he died in 1795.
From its strategic location, it overlooks the stunning panorama of Valmarecchia. Don’t miss, in addition to the Fortress, the Collegiata Church of Martino and Francesco D’Assisi and the Civic Museum of Archaeology.
A classic ancient hamlet, enclosed within long boundary walls where the majestic castle, an excellent example of military architecture, gives the final touch to this medieval town. The Fortress was completed by the Malatesta family between 1307 and 1325 and subsequently renovated several times. According to the legend it was in Gradara where the tragic love story of Paolo and Francesca, recounted by Dante, took place: ” trembling all over, kissed my mouth….”