You can find us in Castrocaro Terme: its thermal center, of Etruscan origins, was already famous at the time of the Romans and had its greatest development in medieval times. For about a millennium, the imposing Fortress has been watching over the town below. It consists of three distinct architectural structures: the Girone (encircling walls), the Rocca (stronghold) and the Cannoniere (Arsenali Medicei Embrasures). Considered one of the most interesting examples of medieval fortified architecture, today it is home to the Historical Museum. In addition to the famous Fortress, in Castrocaro Terme you can visit the round-shaped Baptistery of San Giovanni, the Bell Tower, the 18th century Palazzo Piancastelli and the Church of Santi Nicolò and Francesco.
Walking a few steps along the main avenue you arrive at Terra del Sole: the Renaissance “ideal city”, built by order of Cosimo I de ‘Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, is one of the few urban centers to have a precise date of foundation: 8 December 1564. Don’t miss the Piazza d’Armi, the Church of Santa Reparata and the Palazzo Pretorio (typical of the Reinassance architecture).
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).
Also worth visiting: Forlì, only 15 kms away, with the interesting exhibitions of Musei San Domenico and Faenza, one of the most renowned centres for majolica in the world, from which the name Faiences originates. About 30 kms/20 miles away, Ravenna is the city of mosaics, with the magnificent Unesco World Heritage churches. It is close to the Adriatic Riviera where you can just take a daily getaway for a swim or visit the charming towns of Cervia with its salt marsh Salina Camillone and Cesenatico with its Canal Port designed by Leonardo da Vinci. Bologna, famous for its University and also its almost 40 km of arcades, is a one-hour drive away, while the incredible Renaissance city of Florence is about 100 kms away.