Fun activities and days out
all within easy reach…
The territory between Emilia Romagna & Marche has numerous places of cultural interest, all very easy to reach from Cattolica. Castles, villages, historical palaces, libraries full of charm and history can be found nearby. In this unique location you’ll be able to discover the wonderful countryside that our beautiful Adriatic coast has to offer.
In the heart of Cattolica is the 'Teatro della Regina' that was inaugurated in 1996. It is built in the shape of a horseshoe in the typical style of an “Italian theatre” and every year, in addition to the theatre season, it also hosts music, dance shows and concerts. Here you can also see plays performed in the local dialect.
The castle of Gradara has been made immortal by the "V Canto" of Dante's Inferno where he tells the story of Paolo & Francesca. The Castle has been theatre to the tragic story of the two lovers. An incredibly romantic place, it is devoted to history and is a place of pilgrimage for all lovers.
Pearl of the Italian Renaissance, Urbino flourished under the rule of Federico di Montefeltro who was the Lord from 1444 to 1482. The Ducal Palace is the most visited place in the city and exhibits artistic works of outstanding importance such as the famous Studiolo.
San Marino is a small country in the middle of the Italian peninsula and is entirely surrounded by Italy. Perched on the top of Mount Titano, it is considered to be the oldest republic in the world still in existence. The old town is characterized by the fascinating crenellated towers of the early Medieval period.
San Leo dominates the Valmarecchia being built on an impressive spur of rock. The fort was built during Roman times and completed in the Middle Ages. The castle has become famous in history for having hosted the final years of imprisonment of Cagliostro, the famous Italian alchemist.
Built in the fifteenth century, the Malatesta Library in Cesena is of monastic origin and was the first civic library in Europe. As a World Heritage Site, it includes the Aula of Nuti and the Piana Library. The entire collection was built by Novello Malatesta.