Riccione hinterland – medieval villages
History, curiosity and tradition in the hills of Riccione.
Are you fascinated by the idea of knowing the old Riccione tradition? A visit to the medieval villages of the hinterland is a must.
Opens up the coast a unique setting of gently rolling hills and large expanses of natural can get involved.
Fortresses, castles, villages and the ancient history of the Lordship of the Malatesta family that dominated this area, will be the salt of your trips in the hills.
Taverns and typical dishes, country fairs and markets will make your walking more enjoyable.
A few minutes by car or bus, you can find a unique dimension of old and genuine places.
The history, culture and environment of our countryside are surrounded by two river valleys the Conca Valley and Marecchia Valley.
The Conca Valley is beside Cattolica town with its rolling hills and magnificent castles of Montefiore, Montegridolfo, Saludecio and Mondaino.
The Marecchia Valley is located at the back of Rimini, with its most rugged limestone cliffs and castles of Verucchio, Montebello and Torriana.
From Riccione climbing the hills you will find:
- Coriano to 8 km, where you can find the Marano River Park and the Valley of the Rio Melo. In autumn you can enjoy two of the delicacy of Romagna during the Feast of the Olive and Sangiovese.
- Morciano di Romagna to 12 km still tied to the traditions of the land, as expressed during the Fair of St. Gregory, where you can find sheep, cattle and horses. This town is famous for spaghetti.
- Gemmano to 19 km to the famous Caves of Onferno impressive nature reserve and geology of the area in which you can arrange guided tours. Sangiovese, Trebbiano and roast meat, are a must try.
- San Clemente to 13 km, a small village with a beautiful pearl inside, the parish church designed by Luigi Poletti, architect of the Pope for lovers of the nectar of the gods in May the wine festival.
- Gradara to 14 km so dear to all those who have fantasized about love and the courtly story of Paolo and Francesca in Dante's Divine Comedy narrated. Fascinating is the fortress that houses the charming medieval re-enactment in July "Seduction in the Castle" and "Attack the Castle) with the delicious" bigoli "handmade noodles with porcini mushrooms or meat sauce.
- San Giovanni in Marignano to 15 km, famous for the Feast of the Witches and the artistic heritage represented dall'ottocentesco Massari Theater, the Church of Saint Lucia and St. Peter's Church.
- Montecolombo to 20 km whose castle dates from the eleventh century. Art lovers can admire the painting of the eighteenth-century Church of San Martino in Brancaleoni and lovers of good food, enjoy delicious dishes during the festival and the Strozzaprete tripe.
- Montefiore Conca to 20 km characterized by tradition, history and good food. Striking the Malatesta Fortress and works of art that can be found in churches and monuments of the place. Interesting cultural event Rocca di Luna and Health Fair at the Chestnut Festival and tasty. In Table passatelli soup, roast chestnuts and new wine. If you want to know closely Montefiore visit our Relais Montefiore (www.relaismontefiore.it).
- Montescudo to 21 km is an ancient fortress dating back to the Malatesta, the unique historical and cultural perspective. Of great artistic value is the crucifix which can be viewed in the Parish Church of SS. Simone Blaise and the twelfth century. By mentioning the Potato Festival held in August.
- Santarcangelo di Romagna to 24 km. This town is halfway between the medieval and the modern day. You can visit the Monte Giove hill to the historic center and the Malatesta Fortress. On the other hand there is the plain where noteworthy is the Museum of Uses and Costumes. Funny and full of curiosity are the Feast of Saint Martin and the International Festival of Theatre.
- Saludecio to 25 km. This village is famous for the Salus Grass Festival and to the nineteenth century, where the entertainment and gastronomy are the masters.
- Mondaino to 28 km with its Piazza Maggiore in which stands a beautiful neo-classical portico. This town is famous for the Palio del Daino, but worthy of note are the Church of St. Michael and the Monastery of Poor Clares and S. Francis. Dishes for refined palates are the nettles and ricotta ravioli and roast plum sauce.
- Poggio Berni to 28 km, is located between the river and the use Marecchia dominating two great valleys. Characteristic of this place, water mills and the imposing Palazzo Macrosanti.
- Montegridolfo to 29 km history and art will greet the Malatesta Castle in 1300 and in front of a painting by Cagnacci in the Church of San Rocco. Very good oil of these lands.
- Verucchio to 29 km is the cradle of Malatesta. Worthy of note are: the parish church of the tenth century, the Medieval Parade in August and the ethnic music of Verucchio Festival.
- Republic of San Marino to 33 km. One of the smallest countries in the world, located on Monte Titano and recounts ancient traditions. Striking are the Three Towers, the Basilica del Santo in the neo-classical (nineteenth century.), The Monastery of St. Clare in which you can visit exhibitions of great value. Famous is the Palio of the Crossbow is large and pleasant to shop in the center, very competitive prices.
- Torriana and Montebello to 35 km. Immersed in olive groves these two villages are very picturesque. The ancient Mons Belli with his castle was a feudal fortress. Do not miss the Honey Festival.
- San Leo to 45 km. One of the most mysterious of all villages in Romagna, home to the fortress which was the prison of the Count of Cagliostro. He gained the title of city of art and of great value are the monumental and religious buildings dating from the '500 and '600.
- Urbino to 52 km. The beautiful hometown of Raphael. To visit Mercatale Square, Renaissance Square, the Ducal Palace and the Galleria Nazionale delle Marche, rich in Renaissance works, the Oratory of S. Joseph and Piazzale Roma.
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