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    Malatesta & Montefeltro

    Malatesta Fortress


    Known as “Sasso Fortress” due to its position on a rocky spur (or “sasso”) overlooking the town, valley and plains as far as the Adriatic, it was owned by the Malatesta from as early as the 12th century and its oldest ruins can still be seen in the dungeons.

    This is where Malatesta da Verucchio, known as the “centenarian”, was born. He was mentioned by Dante in the Inferno of his Divine Comedy as Mastin Vecchio, mercenary and conqueror of lands and cities and esteemed governor of Rimini where, from 1295 on the seignory began to develop its power, although the family kept Verucchio as a strategic garrison and bulwark against their enemies the Montefeltro. For this reason too, the fortress was extended in 1449 by the most important Malatesta figure, Sigismondo Pandolfo. Now the venue for conferences, cultural events, shows and exhibitions, the fortress can be visited throughout

    small car park

    not accessible to disabled guests

    how to get there:
    located in the centre

    Opening hours

    1 April | 30 September
    daily: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.; 3 p.m. - 6.30 p.m.
    August closing at 19.00

    Ticket Fortress + Museum € 7,50

    Guided tours

    every Saturday and Sunday 10.00 a.m. and 3.30 p.m.
    every Tuesday 10.00 a.m.
    every Thursday 9.00 p.m.

    Cost € 8 (if combined with a guided tour of the museum € 13)
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    Opening hours

    Opening period: seasonal
    Entrance: fee payable
    Full fee:5.50 Reduced fee:4.50 Group fee:3.00

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    Last update: 18/06/2021