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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

    • 1st April - 30th June: every day 10.00 - 12.30; 14.30 - 18.00;
    • 1st July - 31st August: every day 10.00  - 13.00 pm; 15.00 - 19.00;
    • September: every day 10.00 - 13.00; 14.30 - 18.00;
    • 1st October - 31st March: Saturday 10.00 - 13.00; 14.30 - 18.30 pm; Sunday and bank holidays 10.00  - 13.00; 14.30 pm - 18.00 pm. 

    Closed on 1st January and 25th December.

    Open by prior arrangement for groups

    small car park

    not accessible to disabled guests

    how to get there:
    located in the centre

    Opening hours

    Opening period: open all year round
    Entrance: fee payable
    Full fee:4.50 Reduced fee:3.00 Group fee:3.00

    Contact details

    Via Rocca, 42 - Phone: (+39) 0541 670222, (+39) 0541 670552 - Phone fax: (+39) 0541 673266 - [email protected] - -

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    Last update: 29/04/2021