Montegridolfo has been awarded the title of one of “The Most Beautiful Villages in Italy”.
This delightful and welcoming village, a castle mentioned as early as the 11th century, is largely intact and entirely protected by tall walls with a single entrance way and with a tower over the 16th-century gate. It has a unique structure that careful restoration work has left largely unchanged. It is like an open-air museum whose history and architecture are almost too affected. This has made it a benchmark for hospitality in the hills of Rimini, attracting elite tourism. In fact, the availability of excellent accommodation facilities invites visitors to enjoy a peaceful and tranquil atmosphere where culture plays a key role. This offer does not neglect the importance of memory thanks also to numerous museums, delights the ear thanks to music events and the sight given its prestigious works of art. As it is situated between the Conca and Foglia valleys it faces towards the Marche region and has always borne the consequences, often being caught up in the conflict between the powerful seignories of the Malatesta and Montefeltro. This area was the site of many battles and its people were constantly subjected to forays, incursions and ambushes. Despite the seignory of Rimini doing everything to consolidate its barriers and build defensive structures, the seignory of Urbino refused to lay down its arms. The village was destroyed several times; the worst of these occurred in 1336 although it was promptly reconstructed with taller walls and the addition of four turrets by the Malatesta who ruled here until the 16th century. After three centuries of domination by the Malatesta it followed the fate of the surrounding area, passing under Duke Valentino Borgia, the Venetian Republic and the Papal State.
Patron: Saint Roches (16 agosto).
Local Tourist Board Association
via dell'Ortale, 10 tel. 339 5243161
IAT Saludecio - Tourist Information Office
via Borgo, 2 tel./fax 0541 855067
Surface: 6,8 kmq
Distance from the main cities:
Rimini 38 km - 35 min
Riccione 26 km - 20 min
Bellaria 50 km - 50 min
Cattolica 20 km - 20 min
Misano 23 km - 20 min
motorway A 14 "Bologna - Bari" - tollgate "Cattolica" km. 18
railway Cattolica railway km. 20
airport Rimini Miramare km. 30
provincial roads: SP 14 Pesarese
bus lines : START Romagna