Art and culture

Malatesta & Montefeltro

Parish Church of Our Lady Santa Maria Assunta

San Leo

This is the oldest sacred monument in the Montefeltro region. According to tradition, the church was built over the cell where the fourth-century St Leo was wont to retire in order to pray.

A basilica-plan church, it has three aisles and a crypt, and the presbytery is raised above the level of the aisles. A fine ninth-century ciborium stands in the presbytery. Like the nearby Cathedral, the church does not have a door in the façade because of the uneven nature of the rocky ground on which it stands; instead there are two side doors. Its present-day appearance was determined by rebuilding work in the eleventh century.

 


 

how to get there:
located in the historic core of San Leo
take SP 258 road from Rimini and you will reach the municipal territory of San Leo after about 26 Km.
tollgate Rimini Sud km 20 Rimini
railway station km 33 Airport Miramare - Rimini Km 38

bus line Tram servizi
/connects with Benedettini coaches

Opening hours

Opening period: open all year round
Entrance: free
Timetable
from 09:30 to 12:30 from 14:30 to 18:00

Parish Church of Our Lady Santa Maria Assunta
Via Cavallotti

43.8970266; 12.3422608

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Last update: 15/02/2016
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