ON THE HILLS OF HISTORY
Rimini and its surroundings offer beauty, art and fun for the whole family, but often the Rimini "fun" is also made up of great follies.
For those looking for a bit of calm and tranquility, the most inland areas are ideal.
An excellent stop can be Verucchio, where history, tradition and culture blend with the rare scenic beauty.
During the walk in the village it is possible to observe two mighty fortresses:
- the Rocca del Passerello; on whose puderi a monastic convent is established,
- the Malatesta Fortress; built between the 12th and 15th centuries to dominate the town, the valley and the plain.
La Rocca is one of the largest and best preserved areas of Verucchio and hosts a permanent exhibition with Villanovan finds.
If you are lucky enough to visit the village on a beautiful day, you can admire a breathtaking view where the eye sweeps along the entire valley to the Rimini coast.
Once we leave Verucchio, at Ponte Verucchio, we find the road that leads to the Madonna di Saiano.
It is a small convent, located on a spur of rock, a pilgrimage destination and a place of prayer.
Inside this small convent there is the statue of the Madonna in plaster.
A curious fact is that it seems that this statue has miraculously moved several times from the small church of Montebello to Saiano.
A few kilometers from Pennabilli it is possible to enjoy a nature trail, a real corner of paradise.
Another suggestive locality in the area is Canaiolo, where there is a wonderful pool where you can immerse yourself, a stream where the water is transparent and fresh.
Beside Canaiolo is the lake of Andreuccio (or Soanne), famous thanks to a legend of the 1300s that tells of the unhappy love between Elisabetta, daughter of Count Evaristo di Carpegna, and the shepherd boy Andreuccio, who was killed and then thrown in the mirror. of water from his beloved's father, who then committed suicide.
The lake is an oasis of serenity surrounded by greenery, an area much appreciated by fly fishing and spinning enthusiasts.