Rimini does not mean only a sea and a beach, but also a hinterland, hills, fortresses, history, culture and much more. In the next weeks, here, on our blog, we will travel through all the small villages nearby our beloved town.
From our hotel it takes no longer than about fifteen minutes to get to Santarcangelo di Romagna. The time you spend driving will be certainly repaid by the beauty of this village.
Santarcangelo di Romagna is placed in the not far off hinterland of Rimini and it belongs to the striking Valmarecchia which includes other villages such as: Verucchio, Poggio Torriana, Talamello, Novafeltria, Sant’Agata Feltria, Pennabili, Maiolo and
Santarcangelo di Romagna means handicraft, art, poetry, oenogastronomy, history and culture like all the other villages of Valmarecchia.
It has got a very ancient history going back to the Middle Ages. At first, the village developed around its Parish, then, with the barbarian invasions, was built the castle ( Rocca Malatestiana) around which the present old town center stretches.
Santarcangelo boasts even 150 mysterious tuffaceous caves expanding thoughout all the old town centre, creating a real underground labyrinth. We believe that many of these caves were created to keep the wine and others, instead, to be used as real worship places.
Santarcangelo means also excellent food and pleasures of the table. If you decide to spend a few hours here, you can’t do without having lunch or dinner at one of the small, nice restaurants which give life to the old town centre. Inside any of them you will find a piece of history not only as regards food, but also the structures and fittings. A very good reason to spend a Summer evening in the main square of Santarcangelo and taste a good glass of Sangiovese accompanied by some excellent food from Romagna.