An itinerary visiting some of the most beautiful museums of the Rubicone Valley, to discover the authentic places of Romagna that inspired poets and musicians.
Our itinerary starts right from the heart of San Mauro Pascoli, with the eigthteenth-century municipal building. Opposite the Town Hall is the former church of San Sebastiano, a tiny building dating back to the 18th century, which originally served as a church-oratory for the nearby convent of the Orsoline. Now completely restored, it is used as an exhibition hall by the Pascolian Academy (normally closed to the public, it opens for events and exhibitions).
The walk continues to the chapel of the Madonna dell’Acqua, a church with more than one hundred year old origins, which today houses two tombstones dedicated to the Fallen. A few steps away you find the Casa Pascoli Museum, a national monument since 1924. Here the poet Giovanni Pascoli was born on 31 December 1855.
His poetry was born right here, in the memory of a happy period, in memory of a carefree childhood, abruptly shattered by a shot that killed his father Ruggero on 10 August 1867.
Inside, in addition to the kitchen, you can see the study in which they are kept, enclosed in display cases, rare editions of some of his works and numerous autographed letters sent to his friends, and the bedroom, with the very old wooden cradle. Outside, a beautiful garden with some of the plants mentioned by the poet in his poems and in the center of the garden, on a limestone plinth, the bronze bust dedicated to the poet.
Our itinerary continues towards Villa Torlonia at only 2 Km from the town center. From XVIII to the mid-XIX century, the Torlonia princes founded here one of the most beautiful agricultural estates in Romagna and still today you can see the imposing structures of that beautiful farm, called "La Torre". Here, the poet's father, Ruggero Pascoli, administered the possessions of Prince Alessandro Torlonia.
And now the moment has come for you to visit the new multimedia museum. The cellars of the Tower are transformed into multi-sensorial settings in which sounds, words and images envelop all the senses.
On the way to Cesenatico, a short break in Gatteo Mare, to admire the house where Secondo Casadei composed the famous Romagna Mia on June 2, 1952. The entire text is written on the wall of the house, for a little song and a selfie with friends.
Once in Cesenatico, the exploration of the Village starts from the Canal Harbour which is considered one of the most beautiful in our country. Do not miss the visit of the Maritime Museum with the Floating Section, built between the end of 1978 and 1984, and the Ground Section built in 2005. It is a maritime-ethnographic museum, that tells the maritime tradition of the Upper and Middle Adriatic from the 19th century to the mid-1950s.
With the same ticket you can visit the Antiquarium, that collects Roman finds from our area, and a Naturalistic Section with fossils.
Next to the Museum, you can do a free guided visit of the House Museum of the poet and writer Marino Moretti, belonging to the crepuscular current. An interesting place both as a Museum-House and because it is one of the typical early nineteenth-century houses of the Canal Harbour, with its rear garden and woodshed, now an exhibition hall.
To complete the museum visit in Cesenatico, we suggest a visit to the museum dedicated to the cyclist Marco Pantani, the Spazio Pantani. It was created to keep alive the presence of the great “Pirate” by the Pantani family, who still manages it, by the Municipality of Cesenatico and by the Marco Pantani Foundation. The museum is located next to the Cesenatico railway station, to pay homage to the Romagna champion. Inside you will find 3 areas named with the names of the mountains that have most characterized the cyclist's career: Mortirolo, Alpe d’Huez and Bocchetta. In each room there is a large display of material and relics that belonged to Marco.