HINTERLAND OF ROMAGNA
Journey to discover the most genuine Romagna: the hinterland. This is an area rich in culture and history, where you can discover a culinary tradition that is a real credit to Italy. From Ravenna to the Republic of San Marino, a journey to discover places of great charm.
Category: Culture, Nature
Length: 130 km
Means of transport: motorbike or car
Best on: Spring/Summer
Information The hinterland, away from more fashionable tourist routes, is a real gem. From the city of Ravenna, famous for its basilica and its mosaics, the villages of St. Leo and Verucchio travelling to these areas is a window into the history of Italy during the Renaissance.
piadina, homemade pasta, grilled beef and pork, squacquerone, aged cheese.
Wines: Sangiovese, Albana, Trebbiano, Cagnina.
RAVENNA Capital city of the Roman Empire, Ravenna is famous for its artistic tradition related to the mosaic. Don't miss: Mausoleo di Galla Placidia, Basilica di S. Apollinare Nuovo, Basilica di S. Apollinare in Classe, Dante Alighieri Tomb.
Among the streets of the historic centre, worthy of a visit are Popolo Square, Palazzo del Ridotto, S. Giovanni Battista cathedral. Don't miss: Biblioteca Malatestiana, Rocca Malatestiana, Abbazia di S. Maria del Monte.
Known for its beaches, Rimini preserves an important artistic heritage. The historic centre is rich in palaces, churches and monuments of different epochs that characterize this amazing city.
Don't miss: Tiberio Bridge, Piazza Cavour, Arco d'Augusto, Anfiteatro Romano, Tempio Malatestiano.
VERUCCHIO E MONTEBELLO Verucchio is famous for the Rocca Malatestiana overlooking the Marecchia Valley. Montebello is another enchanting village, known for the legend of Azzurrina, related to Montebello castle. Don't miss: Rocca Malatestiana, Rocca del Passarello, Torre civica, Piazza Malatesta, Rocca di Montebello.
SAN LEO This village hosts an ancient fortress set on a huge insurmountable rock and it is famous
for being the prison of Giuseppe Balsamo, better known as Count Cagliostro. Thanks also to the enchanting landscape, San Leo is considered one of the most beautiful villages in Italy. Don't miss: San Leo Castle, the Cathedral.
Oldest republic in the world, San Marino hosts Oldest republic in the world built between XIV and XIX century. Now it is a major destination for tourists. Don't miss: Porta di San Francesco, Palazzo Pubblico, Chiesa di San Francesco.