In this part of the Seignory of Malatesta the hills are gentle, with long ridges ideal for building castles and villages combining defence with the best of civic development. From 1500 to 1800, Saludecio was the most important centre in this part of the Conca Valley.
A capital city in miniature, where tiny houses stand next to opulent mansions, creating a style both popular and aristocratic still visible today.
A large church, almost a cathedral, overlooks the square; an attractive little museum narrates the history and art of the town; the walls are surrounded by tree-lined avenues and well-tended gardens; and the streets are brought to life in the summer in a series of events and festivals.
Porta Marina, 14th century
The town’s main gateway, a fine building from the time of Sigismondo Pandolfo; with the surrounding buildings, gives a good idea of how the village fortifications looked then.
A curious and colourful outdoor art gallery complete with explanatory panels and tablets invites you to explore the little squares and narrow streets of the historic core. There are over 40 paintings on the walls of houses.
Parish church of San Biagio, Sanctuary of the holy Amato Ronconi and
Museum of Saludecio
Its size and its fine 18th -century architecture have earned this church the name of “little cathedral”. It shelters the mortal remains of the much-venerated Saint Amato, and contains numerous works of art.
The adjoining Museum of Sacred Art has a collection including furnishings, vestments, and fine ex-voto offerings.
There are interesting walks in the area around Cerreto Castle and in Montepetrino towards the Ventena Valley.
A well-kept countryside offers fine views, especially in spring and autumn.
Excellent routes for hikers and mountain bikes.
Salus Erbe – Herbs of Health
On and around 25th April.
A celebration of Nature and especially of herbs and herbal remedies, and organic food and farming. The event includes exhibitions, conferences, and a spring market.
Guided observation of the heavens: with the help of experts, whole evenings can be organised, devoted to discovering the marvels of the starry sky.
A most attractive country village, with notable traces of medieval fortifications. A short distance from Saludecio, beyond Mondaino, in the delightful scenery of the Ventena Valley. A visit gives a good idea of what life was like in a country village until quite recent times. Cerreto is wellknown in the Rimini area for its Carnival and for the funny stories told about its inhabitants, now very few.