Set on a gentle hill, called Colle di Giove, the typical structure of the fortified medieval village that characterises it is still recognisable today.
There are many reasons why Santarcangelo deserves to be visited: for its strong Romagna identity and the atmosphere of a large village, for its architectural beauty and for the international events and festivals that are held there.
In the restaurants, you can taste homemade dishes and handmade pasta.
About 10 Km from Rimini
San Leo, the marvellous capital of art, mentioned by Dante Alighieri in the Divine Comedy, is the fulcrum of the historical region of Montefeltro and is the city that gave it its name.
Known for its historical and geopolitical events, a tourist destination of excellence, it is counted among the most beautiful villages in Italy. In addition to the suggestive fortress, you can admire the ancient Romanesque buildings: Pieve, Cathedral and Tower.
From San Leo you can enjoy a magnificent view along the Marecchia valley to the sea.
About 30 Km from Rimini
The power of the Malatesta began here.
Numerous artifacts are preserved in the Civic Archaeological Museum.
In Villa Verucchio, a hamlet on the plain, there is the Franciscan Convent which, according to tradition, was founded by San Francesco in 1213. In its cloister stands a majestic cypress which is said to have originated from the staff planted and made green by the Saint himself.
Restaurants, taverns and trattorias in these parts offer typical dishes of the Romagna tradition.
The large equipped beach, the trendy clubs, the water parks, the discos on the hills, and the nightlife on the beach make it particularly attractive to young people and those who love a holiday full of spontaneity and glamour.
Visiting Riccione is pleasant at any time of year, although the Green Pearl of the Adriatic is at its best in the period from spring to summer.
About 12 Km from Rimini
Its origins date back to 1302, when the canal port was dug and a fortress was built to defend it. In 1502, Leonardo da Vinci designed the Port Canale, still the pride of the town. In the oldest part of the Porto Canale, the Marine Museum with historic boats testifies to the maritime identity of Cesenatico.
The cuisine of Cesenatico, based on very fresh fish, offers the best of traditional seafood cuisine in the characteristic restaurants along the Porto Canale.
About 22 Km from Rimini
The history of Gradara is closely linked to the vicissitudes of its castle, subject to domination over the centuries by the Malatesta, Sforza and Della Rovere families, and to the love story of Paolo Malatesta and Francesca da Rimini, made immortal by the verses of Canto V of Dante's Inferno.
Around the castle you can walk the Path of lovers that goes round the hill, from which you can admire the sharecropping landscape of the Pesaro area.
The typical dish of Gradara is "bigol", hand-made spaghetti.
About 30 Km from Rimini
On top of a rocky spur is the ancient "Scorticata" with the remains of the Malatesta Fortress and the Tower.
Not far away, on another peak, stands the village of Montebello where you can visit the Rocca dei Guidi di Bagno which still today holds the secrets of the ghost of Azzurrina.
Further downstream, the rock of Saiano, stranded on the shore of the Marecchia river, on top of which the Marian Sanctuary has recently been restored.
The two locations also have renowned restaurants and taverns serving traditional cuisine.
About 24 Km from Rimini
This small nation is a foreign country on Italian territory, on the border between Emilia Romagna and Marche.
However, what most distinguishes the city is the walk that starts from the top of the Castle and leads to the three main towers. It is a spectacular itinerary known as the Passo delle streghe that offers wonderful panoramic views over Romagna.
About 20 Km from Rimini