Bellaria Igea Marina is located in a strategic position on the Adriatic coast, from where the wonderful surrounding areas and the hinterland are easily reachable.
During your holiday in Bellaria Igea Marina you should absolutely visit the following locations:
Located in the center of Italy and well connected to the major European cities, Rimini is the symbol and the ideal place for a diversified tourism. Rimini, ancient and modern, popular and cultured, spectacular and craftsmanlike, was praised and immortalized by Federico Fellini, the great Master of Italian cinema, who brought the myth of this town around the world.
At a height of 750 m, in the oldest and smallest Sovereign State in the world, that, for centuries, has maintained its freedom and independence, you are already abroad. Against Mount Titano stand up the profiles of its three towers ( Guaita, Cesta and Montale) symbol of the Republic which boasts, among its other glories, a noteworthy philatelic and numismatic history and tradition, much appreciated all over the world.
A doorway to the past, a special town, a pearl in the Valmarecchia of the “poets”: this is Santarcangelo! And it is here that the poets of the “Circal de giudeizi” met with the founder of their cultural movement, Tonino Guerra. Required stops are the Malatesta Fortress, the Capuchin Monastery, the nineteenth-century Fish Market, the Arch and the Square dedicated to Pope Ganganelli, the “mysterious” tuffaceous caves and the shops of handicraft wrought iron and rust-printed fabrics.
In the heart of Valmarecchia, on a hill at a height of 600 m, there is San Leo, the historic capital of Montefeltro. San Leo is famous for the Fortress, the Romanesque Parish Church and the Cathedral, but also for Count Cagliostro, the mysterious and fascinating “alchemist” who was imprisoned in the fortress, where he died in 1795.
With its strategic position, Verucchio dominates the wonderful Valmarecchia landscape.
There you can visit the Fortress, the Collegiate Church of Saints Martin and Francis of Assisi and the Archaeological Civic Museum.
A classic ancient hamlet, enclosed within a long boundary wall where the majestic castle completes the medieval centre. The fortress was completed by the Malatesta family between 1307 and 1325 and subsequently renovated several times. Legend has it that in Gradara, the Malatesta family experienced the tragedy of love of Paolo and Francesca, sung by Dante: “My mouth she kissed, all a-tremble.