Discovering Rimini’s up country and its beauties

arco_augusto_riminiThe holiday in Rimini in the collective imagination is reminiscent of sea, beach and fun; nobody would connect Rimini with a “cultural” holiday.
Often the cultural side of Rimini is overshadowed by its reputation as the capital of entertainment and nightlife. The history of Rimini narrates that in ancient times the city already aroused the attention of many emperors by whom were built the Arch of Augustus, the Tiberius Bridge, the Malatesta Temple, and the Surgeon’s House.
Moving inland from Rimini, you can meet charming villages and places with a major artistic and cultural heritage. Here are some of the most important:
  • Gradara, the medieval village and castle of the lovers Paolo and Francesca, about 30 Km from Rimini;
  • San Leo, famous for its fortress, place of captivity of Count Cagliostro, 25 Km from Rimini;
  • San Marino, the oldest Republic in the world is a UNESCO world heritage, 20 Km from Rimini;
  • Montebello, the castle has always been tied to the mysterious story of Azzurrina, 20 Km from Rimini;
  • Verucchio, charming ancient village and fortress, connected to Villanova civilization,  18 Km from Rimini;
  • Santarcangelo di Romagna, refined town of Tonino Guerra, with interesting tuff caves, 10 km from Rimini;
  • Grotte di Onferno, the largest colony of bats in the region, visitable cave 30 km from Rimini;