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Novafeltria

In the heart of the mid-Marecchia valley, in a largely flat area, this is fairly new municipality that was established in 1907 and is now one of its main commercial and industrial towns. Its original name was Mercatino Marecchia, which referred to the important weekly markets held there. In 1942 this changed to Novafeltria to recall that it was historically part of the ancient region of Montefeltro and to link it to the idea of renewal. Its origins are distant and vague; an early inhabited nucleus dates from 1000 when the parish church of San Pietro in Culto was built during evangelization of the Montefeltro. Elegant Piazza Vittorio Emanuele overlooked by 17th-century Palazzo dei Conti Segni, now home to the town hall, boasts a Romanesque treasure - the Oratory of St. Marina. The entire municipal area is interesting, with a few outlying villages well worth visiting. These include Perticara, which is surrounded by a pine forest on one of the slopes of Mount Aquilone and was an important mining centre. Sulphur was extracted in ancient times, but the main vein was only exploited from 1917 onwards. It employed 1,600 men in what became an underground city with 100km of tunnels on 9 different levels. The activity ceased in 1964 and this had a devastating effect on life in the village and the thriving community of 5,000 residents, which had once boasted a theatre and cinema and had set up a Carnival society, town band and football team that played in the Italian third division. The Sulphur Museum keeps alive the memory of these past times. The area around Mount Aquilone is popular with hang-gliders and also offers delightful walks, through pine forests and chestnut woods, a poetic installation by Tonino Guerra called the Green Zoo and an adventure park for all the family called Skypark. In Perticara, the rocky cliffs are popular with free climbing enthusiasts.


Tourist Information Office
piazza Vittorio Emanuele, 2
tel. 0541 0541 845619/0541 845620
[email protected]


don't miss
borgo Torricella
church of San Pietro in Culto - Secchiano
church of Santa Maria in Vico – Secchiano
Miniera
mounts Perticara, Pincio and Aquilone
oratory of Santa Marina
palazzo dei Conti Segni
Skypark adventure park
Sulphur - historical mining museum
theatre

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Surface: 41,78


Population: 7.173


how to get there
state road:  SS 258 from Rimini
tollgate: Rimini Sud km 30
railway station Rimini
airport :Rimini - Miramare via Flaminia tel. 0541715711 fax 0541373649; km 40 
bus line Rimini Novafeltria - START Romagna

Novafeltria
Municipio/Town hall - Piazza Vittorio Emanuele, 2

43.8962388; 12.2901657

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