A giant fortress
Even as far away from the beaches, the hills and plains where there is Romagna and Marche, there is a hill on unalta gigantic fortress
squared profile and imposing net that silhouetted against the sky. Rocca di Montefiore, at the foot of which lies one of the most
important and beautiful dellantica Signoria Malatesta. Since the Middle Ages dallalto Montefiore's history is intertwined with that
of the city of Rimini, in 1302 the castle trying to escape from this jurisdiction, but the threat of a siege smash the rebellion.
With the power of lavvento Malatesta, Montefiore experienced a moment of great development assuming the role of main center of the
valley. The family chose him to build one of the largest and most impregnable fortress, which was recognized both as a rich
representation of residence, both the strategic-military stronghold on the borders of the Duchy of Urbino.
Places to visit
Overcoming the various doors to the fortress, the last of which was walled up a prized emblem Malatestiano takes you to the first
round the walls and then to the courtyard where there is a well decorated by 300. Upstairs you can admire a beautiful room with a time
cruise where they exposed some frescoes by Jacopo Avanzi, rare examples of secular painting of the fourteenth century.
Yet another room to be restored, commonly known as the Emperor keeps dall'Avanzi the walls painted with scenes of battle.
Climbing to the top floor there is a terrace sommit of the fortress from which you can admire a panorama really exciting.
Within the walls of the fortress, where stayed Popes, Emperors and Princes, now, from May to September, the exhibition season provides
Qualifying investments of Italian and foreign artists, in an area already become a significant landmark for the art
Interesting subject and invoice are the fragments of the fourteenth century frescoes in the Church at the blessed and portraying
resurgent for its unearthly fate. In the Church of St. Paul you can observe a cross-school riminese
of 300 and a beautiful painting, the altarpiece of the Madonna of Mercy of the beginning of 500, now attributed to Luzio Dolci.
At about one kilometer from the village lies the Santuario della Madonna di Bonora (1400). This is one of the Marian cult more
Famous Riminese the destination of pilgrimages and visits by inhabitants of the nearby valleys.