Exploring Romagna
... Art, Culture, History, Traditions and entertainment of our land!


Belvedere Farmhouse suggests some interesting routes to discover the beauty of Romagna's hinterland, rich in art treasures, archaeological ruins and rural areas, ancient hamlets and castles telling the history and traditions of our beautiful reagion.
Places full of attractions where you play all sorts of events, as well gastronomic events.

Our region is fabulous in summer and every other time of the year!

Bellaria: a charming town

Beach and Sea

Beach is made up of soft sand and since 7 years it was awarded the Blue Flag by the Foundation for Environmental Education, thanks to its clean and clear waters.
The coast is also suitable for elderly people and children because it slopes very gently and there are not any dangerous current.

All bathing establishments offer several services ( bathrooms, hot and cold showers, sun beds and sunshades, dressing cabins ..).
ANIMATION SERVICE aimed to adults and children.
Leisures on the beach: beach volleyball, children's games, bowls, pedal boats etc ... In summer you can take a trips on the sea Motorboat Tyfun ( throughout the day until midnight ).

Igea Marina area (next to Bellaria) there is a FREE BEACH ( totally free of charge ) equipped with bathrooms, showers, beach-volley, bar and a lovely outdoor venue that is appreciated for karaoke and cocktails by day, disco music and concerts by night ( Beky Bay ).

Bellaria center

The lovely center of Bellaria, with tree-lined avenues and colorful flowerbeds is wonderful for a walk both in summer and winter: shops, cafes, ice cream parlors and crêperie, good restaurants ( with outdoor tables as well ), pubs, dance clubs and a merry carousel for kids
Weekly markets and festivals add a touch of liveliness.

Museums

Do not miss to visit: the city museums, Red House of A. Panzini (famous writer), the ancient Saracen tower, the Shell Museum, the Museum of Tourism and Traditions, the Museum of Historical Radio..

Sport

To all sports fans: sports facilities, several trails and routes for cyclists, tennis and volley fields on the beach, windsurfing and kite-surfing schools, diving courses, fishing lake clubs, tennis and many other indoors and outdoors activities.

Fine food

Meat and fish restaurants for all budgets ( elegant and refined or rustic and cheap as well),pizzerias, stands, cocktail-bars
The local cuisine offers exquisite seafood dishes and typical bread of our region (piada and cascioni), homemade pasta and many other delicacies.

Rimini, ancient Roman colony


Rimini is an ancient Roman colony, which became a tourist resort since the early '800.
A vibrant city with many interests: beautiful beaches, nightlife clubs, many daily entertainment, sporting events, cultural and social event... and of course museums, buildings, churches and monuments of different eras.

Do not miss to visit: Arch of Augustus and the Tiberius Bridge, the Surgeon's House, the Malatesta Temple and Sigismondo Castle, the numerous castles and ancient churches with paintings, frescoes, statue, bas-reliefs... represent an artistic and cultural heritage that is worth knowing.

Quaint inland villages

Santarcangelo

It was founded as a small community in Roman times, then became a castle in Middle Ages;.
Malatesta of Rimini held it almost steadily until 1462, and here they buil in 1247 their fortress.
Very nice small town with elegant old style cellar-pubs, intimate cafes and trendy shops. Lively town in winter as in summer. . The municipal district arranges many exciting and interesting events. Just minutes away from Bellaria.

Mondaino

Ancient medieval village, for a long time disputed between two important Lordships: Malatesta and Montefeltro.
don't miss the summer festival "Palio del Daino", a beautiful medieval re-enactment with many performances in period costume: musicians and flag bearers, dances and fights, ability contests... and more an amazing scenery that takes you back in past time.

S. Leo

San Leo stands on an imposing cliff overhanging the Marecchia Valley, 35 kilometers from the sea.
Its first name was Montefeltro, but later it took a new name from Leo, which founded here his diocese spreading Christianity throughout the territory.
The fortress of San Leo was the prison, until the day of his death, of the famous alchemist known trhoughout the world as Count of Cagliostro.

Montefiore

Montefiore is a small village with Roman origin. Its fortress, built in 1340 by Malatesta, is one of the most important in Romagna.
Among the beautiful artworks in Montefiore, there is an important crucifix, painted by the Rimini School in XIV century. Do not miss to visit the Sanctuary named "Madonna di Bonora" ( XIV century ). Really stunning panorama!

Republic of San Marino, known as the Ancient Land of Freedom


The Republic of San Marino extends between Romagna and Marche, only a few kilometers from the Adriatic Riviera.
It was founded in 301 A.D. by Dalmatian stonemason Marinus,, who took refuge on Mount Titano to escape the persecution of Emperor Diocletian..
Since then, the small country has a history of freedom and independence.
Castles and medieval walls make it especially impressive and charming.

Many important events including: the 4-Medioeval-Day Festival in summer ( with shows, musicians and flag bearers, dances and arch performances... all in period costume), the rally of San Marino, Vintage Cars Parade and many other attractions.

Gradara and its magnificent Castle


Gradara is a beautiful town in the hinterland of the Marche-Romagna Adriatic coast and it boasts one of the most spectacular medieval castles of Italy.
The wonderful fortress (built in 1150 by the family De Griffo) è protected by 2 boundary walls almost 800 meters long. By its main tower 30 meters high, it dominates the entire valley.
In medieval times, the city was long disputed between the Papal State and the most important lordships of the place.

Its interior is rich in artworks.
The town is enlivened by fairs and medieval festivals both in summer and winter.
Be sure to visit: the Garden of Olives, the Church of St. John the Baptist, the museum, Tuff Caves, and the park with falcons performances. .