What to do in Rimini and its surroundings?

You’ll never get bored, in the Romagna hinterland!

During your holidays in Rimini, there’s fun behind every corner! We have sun, sand, sea, and night fun… and you know it! However, if you are looking for something more, for an active journey to discover the hinterland landscapes, looking for fun-filled Theme Parks, activities, history and culture, we are about to tell you something you didn’t know yet!



Located in the centre of Italy, and well-connected to the main European cities, Rimini is the symbol and the ideal place for diversified tourism. Rimini – ancient and modern, popular and cultural, spectacular and artisan – has been sung and immortalized by the Great Master of Italian cinema – Federico Fellini – who, with his art, exported its myth throughout the world.

San Marino

At 750 meters above the sea level, in the most ancient and smaller Sovereign Country in the world, which has been preserving its freedom and independence for centuries on end, you’ll be in another nation! On Mount Titano, you’ll see the profiles of its three towers (Guaita, Cesta and Montale), symbol of the Republic, which boasts a significant stamp and coin history and tradition, much appreciated worldwide.


Surrounded by Verrucchio hills, in ancient times it was called “Scorticata”, due to the harsh rock spike on which the Fortress is built.
The Fortress has ancient origins, and it was used as an observation point to defend the Montebello Castle nearby. Thanks to its strategic position, it is called “Romagna’s terrace”: from here, you can enjoy an amazing view over the Riviera, from Gabicce to Cesenatico, crossing the green hills in the hinterland.
It is also home of the Valmarecchia Nature Observatory, which offers you the chance to discover the sights of Rimini’s hinterland.
At the end of July, don’t miss “La collina dei Piaceri” – a showcase for Italian gourmet products, proudly bringing top characters to the public, including chefs, pizza makers, pastry chefs, and food and wine manufacturers and artisans.


Just a short distance from Torriana, lies the Montebello Castle, perched on a cliff overlooking the Town. Another perfectly preserved castle, available for visits, which continues the series of fortifications that the Malatesta family strengthened during their domain.

The fortress hosts furniture of great values, between the 14th and the 18th century. And an amazing collection of treasure chests and storage benches, including a chest that it is said to have been painted during the Crusades. Mysterious tunnels, dark passages, very deep wells and strange happenings have nourished the legend of a ghost – a five year old girl, daughter of the feudal lord, who disappeared in the castle dungeons in 1375: Azzurrina, “had sky-blue eyes and light hair with bluish reflections”. It is rumoured that, on 21 June of that year, the girl disappeared and was never found again. Legend has it that the girl’s ghost still wanders between the caste walls, and comes back every five years, during the summer solstice.


Ravenna, located near a magnificent pine forest, is marked by an extraordinary set of churches, baptisteries and mausoleums. The harmony of classic construction modules blends in with the splendour of precious marbles and the famous Byzantine mosaics. Besides its art, the city is also famous for its opulent, long avenue, filled with fashion shops. (55 Km)

Santarcangelo di Romagna

A door to the past, a special town, the jewel of the “poets” Valmarecchia”: this is Santarcangelo! And here, poets from the “Circal de giudeizi” gathered, alongside their founder, Tonino Guerra. Don’t miss the Malatesta Fortress, the Capuchin Monastery, the 1800s Fish Market, the Archway and Square dedicated to Pope Ganganelli, the “mysterious” tuff caves, and the cast iron and rust printing workshops.

San Leo

In the heart of Valmarecchia, on top of a 600 meter hill, sits San Leo, the historical capital of the Montefeltro family. Besides its Fortress, the Pieve and the Duomo, San Leo is also famous for the mysterious and fascinating historical figure, “alchemist” Count Cagliostro, imprisoned in the Fortress, where he died in 1795.


With its strategic position, it dominates over the amazing Valmarecchia landscape. Must-sees: the Stronghold, the Collegiata dei Santi Martino e Francesco D’Assisi, and the Civic Archaeological Museum.


Urbino is synonym with art and culture. Visit the famous Ducal Palace Museum, which houses artworks from the 14th to the 17th century, with some of the most significant masterpieces of Italian Renaissance, which in Urbino extended their magnificence also to architecture. Lose yourself among the tiny shops in the historical centre, where you can witness the ancient trades and purchase some souvenirs. (60 Km)


A classic ancient town, enclosed by long city walls, with the massive castle completing the medieval centre. The Stronghold was completed by the Malatesta family between 1307 and 1325, and then restored several times. Legend has it that in Gradara the Malatesta family has lived Paolo and Francesca’s love tragedy, sung by Dante: “La bocca mi baciò tutta tremante…”