Excursions

Rimini

Rimini was founded by the Romans as a colony of Latin Law in 268 B.C. on a pre-existent site built between the Ausa and the Marecchia river as a little port - centre and road junction. It rose to Municipium and was enrolled in the Aniense tribe in 90 B.C.
In 359 A.D. it was the seat of a council summoned by the Emperor Costanzo II. In the 6th century it took part in the marine Byzantine five-towns alliance before falling into the hands of the Longobards. From the 8th century it belonged to the Church territory.
In 1157 its municipal autonomy was recognized by Frederick Barbarossa and by the Pope. It was Malatestas’ dominion from the late 1200’s to the 16th century, then it belonged to Cesare Borgia and then to the Venetians. In 1509 the ecclesiastical jurisdiction returned to power until 1860 when it ended by public vote.
This ratified the annexation of the town and of its territory to the Kingdom of Italy.

Bologna

Distance: 132 km

Bologna is the site of the oldest university in the country. It is therefore the destination of thousands of students who give the city a special cultural impulse for their alternative ideas, enviable for many towns all over the world.
Bologna is also famous for its towers and arcades (more than 38 km just in the historical centre of the town). In fact it is the only town in the world completely built with arcades: the longest is San Luca Arcade which runs for 3,5 thousand metres and counts 666 arches.

Directions

By car:
motorway A14 towards Bologna –Pass by San Lazzaro di Savena - Follow the directions towards Bologna Interporto – Take the exit towards Tangenziale.


Florence

Distance: 237 km

Divided by the Arno River, Florence was the capital city of Italy for few years after the unification (1865-1871) and was an important economic and financial center in the Medieval period under the domination of the De'Medici family (1434-1494, 1512-1527, 1530-1737).
Florence is considered as the birthpalce of the Renaissance and is known world-wide as one of the cradle of arts and architecture owing to its many rich museums (Uffizi Gallery, Palatina Gallery, the Bargello and the Archimede's Garden, the museum of mathematics).
The historical center has been inscribed on the World Heritage List by UNESCO.

Directions

By car:
Autobahn A14 in Richtung Bologna, Durchfahrt in der Nähe von San Lazzaro di Savena,
der Richtung Florenz folgen, Durchfahrt in der Nähe von Casalecchio di Reno und der Richtung Florenz folgend, in der Nähe von Bologna die A1/E35 einschlagen, Durchfahrt in der Nähe von Prato und die A11/E76 einschlagen, Autobahnausfahrt Florenz Ovest nehmen.


Pesaro

Distance: 31 km

A city, a history, sea and culture. These are the keywords to describe Pesaro. Don't miss the Ducal Palace, Palazzo delle Poste, the Municipal Museums, comprising an art gallery and a ceramics collection, the Cathedral and the house which was the birthplace of one of the most famous italian composers and musicians: Gioacchino Rossini . In his honour is held one of the major cultural events for classical music lovers: is held in august Rossini Opera Festival.

Directions

By car:
Leave Riccione – Take the Motorway towards: ANCONA – Town near Cattolica – Take the exit towards: PESARO URBINO – Follow the direction towards: PESARO RIMINI – Turn right: SP423 – Take the Strata di Moltefeltro – In the roundabout, take the 2nd exit. Go along Via Marino Mondini - Get in Pesaro


Ravenna

Distance: 74 km

Ravenna city of art and culture, city of mosaics, an ancient city which 1600 years ago was three times a capital: of the Roman empire in the west, of Theodoric king of the Goths, and of the Byzantine empire in Europe. This magnificent period has left behind a vast number of monuments: there are 8 buildings which have been designated UNESCO Heritage of Mankind.

Directions

By car:
motorway A14 towards Bologna – take the exit Cesena Nord and take the E45 towards Ravenna - Take the exit Ravenna Nord – Take the SS16/E45 towards Bologna and turn right onto the SS67.


Rome

Distance: 391 km

Rome, the capital city of Italy, lies along the Tevere River. Its old settlement developed on the hills all around the Tiberina Island, which is the only natural ford of the river.
Along with its very ancient history, Rome has become enormously rich in art treasures and archaelogical pieces creating an incomparable archaelogical heritage without equals throughout the world. Rome abounds with monuments, churches, libraries, museums and cultural institutes.

Directions

By car:
Motorway A14 towards Ancona – Take the exit towards Mosciano Sant'Angelo – Follow the directions towards Alba Adriatica/Roma – Take the A24 towards Roma – Take the exit towards Nomentano.


Venice

Distance: 275 km

Venice, one of the most beautiful and unique cities in the world, lies on the Venetian lagoon on 118 little islands joined by 354 bridges and separated by 177 canals.
The renowned San Marco Square is famous for its beauty and is the perfect place to admire the also renowned Basilica, the Doge’s Palace and the Bell Tower. San Marco Square is the only square in town, the others are named “campi” or “campielli”.
Another famous symbol of the city is the Rialto Bridge where local shops overlook the canal.
Venice has been inscribed on the World Heritage List by UNESCO.

Directions

By car:
Motorway A14 towards Bologna – Pass by San Lazzaro di Savena – Follow the directions towards Bologna Interporto – Take the A13 towards Padova – Pass by Monselice and follow the directions towards Venice – Take the A4/E70 and take the exit towards Venice – Head towards Venezia Mestre – Pass by Mestre and take the SR11.