Inland

Wines and tastes

The land surrounding Rimini is a precious case of tastes, environmental influences, ancient knowledges and local culture; food tradition represents a significant element of distinction.

Olive oil, Fossa’s cheese, charcuterie and the other products of diary industry, well-known wines, together with pastas and main dishes of meat, honey and typical desserts are characteristic products of the Strada dei Vini e dei Sapori dei Colli di Rimini. Through its agriculturaland wine producing farms, mills and cheese factories, farm holidays, hotels and inns, taverns and restaurants, caves and wine shops, craftman’s labs of fresh pasta and of traditionally made desserts, but as well through the workshops for the manufacturing of typical craftworks objects, the Strada dei Vini e dei Sapori dei Colli di Rimini proposes a journey to the discovery of genuineness, the quality and the inborn hospitality of Romagna’s locals.

 

GRADARA

The Fortress is one of the best preserved examples of medieval fortification in Italy. Founded as a military fortress in the twelfth century, istransformed into a stately house of the powerful families that followed in the domination of the territory: the Malatesta, Sforza and Della Rovere. Thepath in the complex unfolds through a series of evocative ambience from a court of honor, in which overlooks the keep or main tower that houses the Hall of Torture, and then go in first floor apartments with the followingrooms: Living room of Sigismondo and Isotta, Hall of Passion, Camerinoof Lucrezia Borgia, Cardinal Room, Room of the Cupids, Council Chamber, Chamber of Francesca, family chapel, the Hall of the GuardsCorps. On examination of the military and residential castle alongside the memory of the events of the many historical figures who lived within its walls John Sforza and the ‘”poisoner” Lucrezia Borgia, SigismondoMalatesta and his beloved Isolde. But fame and fortune of the Rock are primarily related to the legendary and tragic love story between Paolo and Francesca, the ill-fated lovers sung by Dante in Canto V of the Inferno, thatwithin its walls consummated their passion and found the death. Info and hours: Tel +39 0541 715711 How to reach the castle: Motorway A14(Bologna-Taranto), exit and follow signs Catholic. From Riccione on the main road towards Pesaro, Cattolica after turn right to Gradara. There arenumerous tourist trains that depart daily to be Catholic or GradaraCattolica.

 

San Leo

The symbol of this ancient town and medieval castle is the impressive and beautiful, where you can still breathe a magical and mysterious, emanatingfrom the legend of the shadowy character of the Count of Cagliostro, cunning and devious alchemist here long after he died years ofimprisonment. Also worth visiting are: the Cathedral, the Church, the Medici Palace and the Tower Campanara. How to reach San Leo: Take the A14exit Rimini Nord, direction of Sant ‘Arcangelo, after the exit, take the SS 258 and follow signs.

 

Mondaino

Town of ancient origin, Mondaino boasts a rich history of important eventsand significant. Piazza Maggiore is truly unique with its oval shape andelegant eighteenth-century porch, warmly dubbed by locals “the pan”.Important with the Rock Hall of Durantino and underground walkways, and the nearby Arboretum, an oasis of peace and relaxation. Important summer event is the “Palio del Daino”. To visit the fossil museum with a richcollection of animals and plants found in diatomite mondainese. Under theMill Gate is Mondaino (Rn), set against what was once the mighty walls ofPorta Montanara raised in defense of the Malatesta castle .. The “Cheeseof the Fosse Gate Under” summarizes the characteristics of the territorymondainese: a radiant sun, easily identifiable as a flower, whose main structure is made of a hard cheese, with its characteristic straw-yellow color,and nutritional characteristics organoleptic characteristics of cheese areguaranteed by the low-fat and precious enzymes triggered by the excellentseasoning (from May to July) and long fermentation (from August toNovember).

 

Montebello

When the dawn lights the year one thousand Valmarecchia, the towers of the fortress of Montebello (Mons Belli) are already there, powerful, challenging centuries the enemies of Romagna.

Grim as the rock on which it stands and it is made, the castle of the Guidi is still intact and tells a hundred stories of attacks, betrayals, tragedies, of glory and death, writtenon its walls millenarie.Il pale sweet moon framed by the court when thepopulation of a thousand people who have inhabited it. The grim ghosts of his soldiers and his bandits are gentle wing to the ghosts of Beatrice andOrabile Azzurrina