In the centre of Italy and with excellent connections to all of Europe's main cities, Rimini is the symbol of, and the ideal place for enjoying, diversified tourism. Rimini is ancient and modern, folkloristic and cultural, spectacular and artisan. The grand master of Italian cinema, Federico Fellini sang Rimini's praises, immortalised it in his films and exported its legend throughout the world.
Situated at 750 metres above sea level is the oldest and smallest Sovereign State in the world, a state that over the centuries has maintained its freedom and independence... and you are abroad too! On top of Mount Titano soar the profiles of its three towers Guaita, Cesta and Montale. These are the symbols of a republic that, amongst its many glories, boasts a noteworthy philatelic and numismatic history and tradition, which is greatly appreciated throughout the world.
A doorway to the past, a special village that is a pearl in the Valmarecchia "of the poets", that's Santarcangelo! And it's here that the poets of the "Circal de giudeizi" circle meet, along with the movement's leader, Tonino Guerra. Don't miss the Rocca Malatestiana, the Convent of the Capuchins, the 19th century fish market, the arch and the square dedicated to Pope Ganganelli. The "mysterious" tuffaceous caves and the artisan shops selling wrought iron and rust-printed fabric are also worth visiting.
In the heart of the Valmarecchia, on a hill at 600 metres above sea level sits San Leo, the historical capital of Montefeltro. Apart from the fortress, the parish church and the Duomo, the village is also worth noting for the mysterious and fascinating character, the "alchemist" Count Cagliostro, who was imprisoned in San Leo's fortress and died there in 1795.
The village of Verucchio dominates the splendid panorama of the Valmarecchia. The Rocca fortress, the Collegiata dei Santi Martino e Francesco d'Assisi and the Archaeological Museum are all well worth visiting.
This is a classic ancient village enclosed inside a long city wall where the imposing and spectacular castle, a superb example of military architecture, completes the medieval centre. The fortress was completed by the Malatesta family between 1307 and 1325 and has subsequently been restored several times. Legend has it that Gradara, the home of the Malatesta family, was the scene of the tragic love story between Paolo and Francesca, as immortalised by Dante, "The trembling mouth, kissed me..."