The Hinterland of Romagna
Your journey to discover the hinterland of Romagna is intense and you can see beautiful natural landscapes, just in the middle of verdant hills and the beautiful coast. The hinterland of Rimini is wonderful, full of beautiful places, ancient towns and villages rich in history and tradition.
A visit to San Marino, known as the ancient land of Freedom, is a must. San Marino is a small independent state that is located on a rocky cliff overlooking the Adriatic coast, consisting of 9 castles located on the summit of Monte Titano. Inside the ancient walls you will find squares, palaces, museums and house dating back to medieval times. Do you think that small doesn’t matter? Think again, the constitution of the United States is directly inspired by the on made by San Marino in 1600!
Santarcangelo and its characteristic medieval village will leave you breathless and with a walk through the intricate streets. A visit to this city will make you discover some of the most beautiful corners of the Romagna region. You can’t help falling in love with the beautiful colours of this amazing city. And it is really easy to reach!
Between San Marino and Santarcangelo there is Verucchio, one of the oldest settlements in the region (Etruscan period, 12th-9th century BC) and, in middle age, home to the House of Malatesta. This family had an important role in Italian history and fascinates also modern-era writers like Ezra Pound. Member of the “most beautiful villages of Italy”, this lovely village will make you live history while enjoying a wonderful view of the sea and of the hills.
San Leo is a wonderful old village nestled on top of a rock overlooking the valley of the river Marecchia. Here you can visit so many points of interest that it is no surprise that everyone goes to San Leo. There is the Pre-Romanesque Pieve, the Romanesque Cathedral and the world-famous medieval Fort just to name a few…
The beauty of this famous land are not finished! Between Pesaro and Rimini there is Gradara, a city suspended between myth and history, between romance and legend. Gradara is famous for its fortress and the beauty of the well preserved village, with streets that wind through historic houses and medieval palaces.