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    Santarcangelo di Romagna

    Santarcangelo is a little pearl in the Valmarecchia, a very special village which merits a tranquil visit, to savour its unusual atmosphere.

    Enigma, mystery, charm of the past, push the visitor to Santarcangelo towards the "strange" structures which riddle the Mons Jovis, the tufaceous hill upon which the present centre of Santarcangelo originated the XII century. Dug into the eastern side of Monte Giove, more than one hundred caves form a real underground town. The geologic nature of the mount adapts to the opening of the undergroung passages well. The hypogeums are, in fact, dug out of the tufa, which guarantees compactness and stability even if it is easy to perforate, and, in a minimum part clay. Notwithstanding this, over the centuries they have been tampered with; originally, they probably formed one big complex of caverns that were really connected: in fact, an air well exists, and its size leads to believe that there was noteable development of the network. Regards their dating and destination of use, there are many different hypothesis. Some of these, even if not historically confirmed, are certainly fascinating.

    It can be visited every day, at the following times: 10.00, 11.30, 12.00, 16.00 and 17.00, leaving from the tourist information office, in via Battisti 5. The visit lasts 30/40 minutes; there are reductions according to age. Access is allowed to. small groups at a time (maximum 8/10 pax).Reservations required.

    accessible di disabled guests

    how to get there:
    situated in the centre.

    Opening hours

    Opening period: open all year round
    Entrance: fee payable
    Full fee:3.00 Reduced fee:2.50

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    Last update: 04/02/2022