Mondaino is an Italian municipality located in the province of Rimini in Emilia Romagna.The town of Mondaino is located on a hill north of the Foglia river valley, a few kilometers from the border with the Marche Region.
When we talk about the history of Mondaino, the Middle Ages immediately come to mind, due to the strong fortress that overlooks the town and its castle walls. But the history of this village is not only the medieval one and its origins go much further back in time, intertwining with myth and legend: legend linked to Diana, goddess of hunting, of the moonlight and of chastity, who seems to be venerated in these hills.
In Mondaino we can find many monuments and museums symbol of the country, such as: convents (Convent of San Francesco and San Bernardino and Santa Chiara), the Church of San Michele Arcangelo, the Malatesta Fortress, Piazza Maggiore, the Paleontological Museum, the Museum of Mondainese Majolica and the Portaia Tower.
Typical local products are: white truffles, to which an entire fair is dedicated every year, extra virgin olive oil and pit cheese.
Among the main events of Mondaino we find:
- The Palio del Daino (from 17 to 20 August 2023): the remarkable philological accuracy and attention to every detail, have made the Palio del Daino one of the most successful national events, recognized by the European consortium of historical re-enactments. Groups of historical reconstruction, ancient crafts, artisans, arts, shops, musicians, singers and jugglers, shows, as well as the exciting challenges of the districts, will therefore be the protagonists of the four Mondainese evenings.
- Fossa Tartufo e Venere: to discover the treasures of the subsoil: Truffle and Fossa cheese.