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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.

Why visit it

On this side of the Malatesta Seignory, the hills have a gentle, elongated profile, ideal for building castles and towns in which defensive purposes and civic development coexisted and gave their best.
Such was the case for Saludecio, which, from the 1500s until the 1800s, became the most important town in this part of the Conca Valley. A small capital where refined palaces and hamlet hovels created a style that was both popular and noble at the same time, which has remained intact to this day.

A large church, almost a cathedral, dominates the square; a small but well-kept museum tells the story of the town's art and history; the walls are surrounded by tree-lined avenues and gardens; and the inner streets come alive during the summer thanks to a series of festivals and celebrations.

Don't miss

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.

Mural Paintings
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.

Biagio Church
It has rightly been called the cathedral of the Conca Valley, not only for its size, its fine 18th-century architecture, the Crypt, a rare neoclassical jewel, but also for the remarkable heritage of works of art it holds and the presence in the same building of the remains of the much revered Saint Amato Ronconi.

Keeping fit

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.

Significant appointments

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.

Black Night Theater, Meleto Castle
Around July 15.
Event dedicated to 19th-century NOIR literature, with performances of various genres on the theme.

Scent of the 1800s
First decade of August
Inspired by the 19th century with performances of various genres. From classical music to operetta, street theater to cultural salons, ballet to opera, popular music to Café Chant.

In the surroundings

N.Koppernik Observatory
Guided observation of the heavens: with the help of experts, whole evenings can be organised, devoted to discovering the marvels of the starry sky.

Cerreto Castle
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 well-known in the Rimini area for its Carnival and for the funny stories told about its inhabitants, now very few.

Information offices

UIT Saludecio
Piazza Beato Amato Ronconi, 1 - Saludecio (RN)
+ 39 338 7854247 + 39 0541 981436 Opening: seasonal

Last update 14/03/2024
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