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Saludecio

The fine profile of this elegant town underlines its 19th-century austerity; unsurprisingly, the 800 Festival is held here every year in August. Thanks also to its cultural vocation and ability to experiment in a decidedly favourable environmental and historical-architectural context Saludecio has a lot to offer. Surrounded by gently rolling hills, the town centre alternates elegant palaces and important religious buildings with simple houses. Its favourable position meant it was popular even in ancient times, as traces of the Roman and early Middle Ages periods highlight. For three centuries, from the 13th century onwards, the Malatesta made it one of their production and defensive strongholds in their conflict with the Montefeltro. The family consolidated the fortress and walls that still characterize the layout of the old town. This mediaeval structure includes a maze of alleyways enclosed within walls and two monumental gateways that defend it towards the sea and the inland area. This is why, even after the downfall of the lord - the fragile balance collapsed in 1462 when Federico da Montefeltro occupied Saludecio, wrenching it away from Sigismondo and entrusting it to the Church - it maintained its key role with powerful families building palaces and important churches. Local intellectuals and artists gained great fame; proof of this lies in the activity in the area of Guido Cagnacci who left several works of art of inestimable value. This continued until the 19th century, which began splendidly and proceeded in the same way. In fact, institutions and administrative services began to open and soon turned it into the valley’s main town. An important role in town life is played by Blessed Amato Ronconi, who lived here in the 13th century and to whom the sanctuary and museum are dedicated, and the devotion of the faithful who have followed him for centuries. The town’s desire to promote hospitality is clear thanks also to events such as Saluserbe, which has also given rise to the Italian Garden near Montanara Gate, and the 800 Festival; with murals painted on the walls of the houses during the festival that means the village has become part of the “Città dei muri dipinti” or “Towns with Painted Walls” circuit.

Patron: Beato Amato Ronconi (8th may).


Tourist Information Office Saludecio (seasonal)
Piazza Beato Amato Ronconi, 3 
tel. 0541 1792659
[email protected]


don't miss
Albini palace
astronomic observatory
borgo
Marina gate
Montanara gate
Saint Blaise church
church sanctuary of Santa Maria del Monte
town hall palace
village murals

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Surface: 34 kmq


Population: 3.117


Distance from the main cities:
Rimini 31 km
Riccione 20 km
Bellaria 43 km
Cattolica 15 km
Misano 19 km

motorway A 14 "Bologna - Bari" - tollgate "Cattolica" km. 14
railway Riccione railway km. 16
airport Rimini Miramare km. 28
provincial roads: SP 17, SP 44, SP 59
bus lines: START Romagna

Saludecio
Municipio/Town Hall - Piazza Beato Amato Ronconi, 1

43.875259045687166; 12.668113846557638

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