Our surroundings are ideal for walking in the greenery among vineyards and olive groves. We are on the path of Saint Anthony of Padua which was for a long time in these places: the hermitage of Monte Paolo, where the Saint stayed in meditation is within walking distance. Along the walk you may enjoy a variety of birds, butterflies, flowers and, if you are lucky, cross roe deers, hares, pheasants and, at night, wild boars, foxes, badgers and porcupines. If you are interested, you may also look for shells and other fossils, a sign of ancient beaches and cliffs, of which the local stone is rich.
Bicycle lovers may choose among many itineraries through a suggestive environment full of cultural and landscape heritage. Our hills are ideal for cycling, enjoying the sun and the magnificent views, along both paved roads in gentle slope, and dirt roads for the more experienced cyclists.
We provide free bicycles or mountain bikes and, on request, it is possible to rent e-bikes for guided tours.
Very famous in the area and destination of many enthusiasts is the stone wall ‘spungone’ where it is possible to climb: you can also discover caves dug in the spungone, which hold shells and other fossils. Spungone is a type of calcareous rock made up of a mixture of seashells originating from marine deposits of the Middle Pliocene (about 3 millions years ago). http://www.laromagnadellospungone.it/en/the-spungone/
Visiting the neighbours
Some of the most interesting places of the Tuscan Romagna are located just a short driving distance (about 30 kms/20 miles): the medieval town of Portico di Romagna, San Benedetto in Alpe and Bocconi and also Rocca San Casciano with the annual Bonfire Feast (in April).
Lavender harvesting is an occasion worth celebrating: the month of June is the ideal time to walk among the rows of lavender and pick fragrant fresh bouquets or take special photos.
Olive harvest: come and visit us in October! Picking the olives while enjoying the last rays of the sun of the season is a fun and satisfying experience. Nothing will be like tasting the newly -produced oil.
It will be pleasant to relax under the century-old almond trees or in the shade of the large oak trees, reading a good book or just enjoying the scents of nature.
Fiera di San Rocco ( August 16th )
Every year the fair Fiera di San Rocco colours the city of Castrocaro with crafts and vintage but also music and food stalls, with typical Romagna cuisine.
Palio of Santa Reparata (first Sunday in September)
Typical event of Terra del Sole, consists of a challenge of shooting with the ancient crossbow between the two districts of the town, the Roman and the Florentine Borgo (town quarter). The atmosphere is tupical medieval: 16th-century costumes, trumpets, drums and historical flags.
New Voices Festival of Castrocaro (early September)
The famous musical contest born in 1957 and reserved to new musical talents takes place just 3 km from our agriturismo! Every year, between late August and early September, Castrocaro is crowded with by singers, conductors and musicians and many music lovers.