100 metres from the hotel
Either walking or by taking your bike you can go along the “Lungofiume degli artisti” (riverside) where you can admire numerous wall paintings by some of the greatest artists of the area and visit the old village of San Giuliano.
San Giuliano Village and Rimini Historic Centre
It has been recently redeveloped and considered today, a place with great charm for its history, small narrow streets which gave film director Fellini the inspiration for many of his films.
You will find several traditional restaurants and taverns in the village. In the past, the houses belonged to the fishermen. A timeless place where you can really enjoy the atmosphere, very relaxing for walks and taking lots of photographs.
Embark on a journey through history and time walking through the historic centre of Rimini, and only 1.5 km from our hotel.
The magnificent Piazza Tre Martiri, the 2000 year old Tiberius bridge, the old fish shop area where there are numerous bars and Rimini’s nightlife, the City Museum, Domus del Chirurgo and right in the centre, you will find an important Roman archaeological site, the restored Fulgor cinema where Fellini watched his first film.
The new Galli Theatre, bombed during the Second World War, was rebuilt and restored as well as the street furniture and the Malatesta fortress which is only a few steps away.
Santarcangelo di Romagna
The town of Santarcangelo is 10 kilometres from the hotel by taking Via Emilia. The Malatesta fortress is definitely worth a visit where Paolo and Francesca are supposed to have been killed. The caves below mount Giove 5-6 km away are used as cellars and in the Middle Ages while during the war they were used as air raid shelters.
There are numerous museums from the Folk Art Museum of the people of Emilia-Romagna (MET) to Bottoni, the Archaeological Museum (MUSAS) and the museum where you can see numerous works of the artist and poet Tonino Guerra.
It is a district in the town of Poggio Torriana in the province of Rimini.
The castle belonged first to the Malatesta family and then to the Guidi counts who are still the owners today. It was bombed during the war, restored and then turned into a museum in 1989. Open to the public, this monument is part of Italy’s cultural heritage for its outstanding historical importance.
Famous for the story of Guendalina Malatesta named also Azzurrina, it is recommended to visit the castle at night so you can enjoy a more authentic experience of the story of how this little girl mysteriously disappeared…
The village is located on a hill west of Rimini (16 km), on the border of the Republic of San Marino (10 km). The flat area is Villa Verucchio which is crossed by the SP238 that connects Rimini to Arezzo.
Verucchio still manages to retain its original charm. Known as cradle of the Malatesta dynasty and several centuries before that, centre of Villanovian civilisation, as well as the scenic beauty of the Marecchia River Valley surrounding it, makes it an absolute must for passers-by in Romagna to visit the old village.
Some important events such as the Verucchio Music Festival in July; shows, re-enactments and Medieval suppers are held in the fortress in August. In mid-September, the Festival of Santa Croce or Fira di quatorg with food, dances and local folklore. While in January, there is the traditional food festival Fira de Bagoin (Pork Fair) with a chance to sample and buy the meat from this area.
Known as Montefeltro, located 583 metres above sea level and 32 km away from Rimini in the Marecchia valley (SS 258). It sits on top of a massive rock surrounding it completely with no way to enter except via a single road cut into the rock.
The impregnable fortress is perched on the highest point of the rock, rebuilt by Francesco di Giorgio Martini in the 15th century, by order of Frederick lll of Montefeltro.
The ancient city that was the capital (from beginning to end) of Montefeltro and theatre of civil and military battles for about two millennia, then became the capital of Italy under Berengar II (962-964). S. Leone (15th century) was an evangelist.
The town hosted Dante (“I have been to San Leo…”) and Saint Francis of Assisi was given the sacred mountain of Verna as a gift from Count Orlando of Chiusi in Casentino (1213). You can still see the original room intact today where their conversation was held.
The fortress which was transformed into a prison during papal rule held the prisoner Count of Cagliostro until he died in 1795. The pre-Romanesque Parish is definitely worth a visit as well as the 12th century Lombard Romanesque Cathedral, the Fortress, the Museum of Sacred Art, recently arranged in the Medici Palace.