Cities of art: a selection of itineraries to be discovered
Became a municipality in the Middle Ages and then ended first under the Malatesta family and then under the Papal States, Rimini is not only a world-known tourist center born in these guises already in the mid-1800s, but also a city rich in history and culture. On the one hand obligatory stops such as the splendid Tiberius Bridge, the Roman Amphitheater, the Arch of Augustus, the Domus del Chirurgo and Castel Sismondo, on the other the inevitable itineraries related to the cinematographic art and the life of the director Federico Fellini, which was born here, deeply marking the city. Find interesting insights on the website of the city's tourist board.
For lovers of Liberty Riccione is a joy for the eyes. A walk along the promenade and in the center will allow them to admire many villas and small villas built in the first thirty years of the twentieth century.
A map of the city and the desire to go for a walk are enough! Starting from the campsite, the first to meet are Villa Emilia and Villa Antolini, characterized by the soberly decorated facades in pastel colors. Continuing the walk in the internal streets, you will find the luxurious and white Grand Hotel and Villa Franceschi, more sober but home to the Modern and Contemporary Art Gallery.
Ravenna was the capital of the Western Roman Empire in the fifteenth century after Christ. The city of Romagna represents a virtuous combination of culture, sea, food, nature and leisure, and is universally known for its unique mosaics in the world and for World Heritage churches: from San Vitale to Galla Placidia, from the Baptistery of the Arians to the Mausoleum of Theoderic, from Sant'Apollinare in Classe to the Domus of the Stone Carpets. That's not all, because the city that houses the tomb of Dante Alighieri is also known for the long beaches devoted to sports activities in Marina di Ravenna, Lido Adriano and Punta Marina (but also Cervia and Cesenatico), without forgetting the many cultural initiatives related to the territory.
Strategic point difficult to take, the fortress of San Leo, originally built by the Romans, was bitterly fought over by the Byzantines, Goths, Franks and Lombards. Given its location, the fortress was the subject of clashes between the most powerful families of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. The fortress was finally ceded to the Papal States, which transformed it into a prison where, among others, free thinkers such as Cagliostro and Risorgimento patriots such as Felice Orsini ended.
Santarcangelo di Romagna
Santarcangelo is a town that has managed to maintain a strong link with its past and its traditions. The whole historic center is alive, made of well-kept houses and buildings, excellent restaurants, taverns, narrow streets that lead to lively squares. The atmosphere is that of a large village that wants to live with the right rhythms, and attentive to its appearance: guests immediately perceive a strong "city" and Romagna identity. Particularly known are cultural events of national importance such as Santarcangelo dei Teatri (www.santarcangelofestival.com), which have now become an integral part of the city's cultural offer.
In addition to the aforementioned destinations, Verrucchio, Saludecio, Mondaino, Montegridolfo and Longiano are also worth a visit, all medieval villages of great historical importance dotted with fortresses and historic buildings with picturesque charm. A few km from International Italia Camping Village.