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Montecolombo

In terms of its fortified layout this village in the Conca valley, on the left bank of the river, is no exception to the norm and has managed to retain stretches of fortifications, at the same time retaining its lush surroundings. The overall effect is one of serenity and harmony and its mediaeval terraces offer splendid views over the plains and the sea. Although the village had belonged to Rimini since 568, the Malatesta seignory was only present from 1271 onwards. In this area it was exposed to attacks from the upper Conca valley, which was ruled by the Montefeltro. This is why work was carried out on the castle, on an existing structure dating from the year 1000. Along with nearby Montescudo it formed a barrier blocking the attacks of Federico of Urbino. In fact, if lost, the castles would have left the way open to conquering the Rimini plain. A visit around the old town allows visitors to take in the mediaeval atmosphere and panoramic views. The 18th-century public washing trough is a rarity in terms of workmanship and type; known as “overflowing” for the tubs placed at gradually decreasing heights. Down in the valley, in the village of Taverna, there is another interesting washing trough built a century later that has also miraculously stood the test of time. The nearby countryside has magnificent vineyards and olive groves that produce excellent grapes and olives. From Montecolombo it is easy to reach San Marino and, by taking the road along the valley floor, the foothills of the Apennines, towards a territory where the characteristic features of the low hills slowly give way to woodland and pastures. San Savino also has its own fortress overlooking the main road.


Distance from the main cities:

Rimini 20 km - 25 min
Riccione 22 km - 30 min
Bellaria 34 km  - 35 min
Cattolica 22 km - 30 min
Misano 23 km - 30 min

motorway A 14 "Bologna - Bari" - tollgate "Rimini Sud" km. 17
railway  Rimini railway km. 20
airport Rimini Miramare km. 17
provincial roads: SP 18 Del Conca for Cattolica, SP 31 Flaminia Conca for Rimini, SP 42
bus lines: START Romagna

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