Gradara is an ancient fortified village situated on a hill between the Marches and Romagna Region. It is located just 10 minutes drive from the sea resort of Cattolica. It is known for its middle aged Malatesta Fortress, a completely refurnished museum that can be visited all year round.
The State of San Marino is the third smallest country in Europe and the oldest republic in the world. San Marino is located on the slopes of Mount Titan. It has its Mint, its own stamps, a soccer team and an army. Do not miss the wonderful forts linked by three walkways below the citadel with a triple ring of walls. Anywhere in the territory, especially from the top of his mountain, the visitor can enjoy a unique and unforgettable landscape: from the plain of the northern Emilia Romagna Region to the hills of the Marches as well as from the Montefeltro mountains to the Adriatic Sea.
Located on an Apennine hill at 485 meters upon sea level Urbino has kept its character as a centre of art and culture. Its heart is the Renaissance Palazzo Ducale, the symbol of the city that now houses the Galleria Nazionale delle Marche with masterpieces such as the paintings by Piero Della Francesca and Titian. Another point of interest is Raphael's birthplace where you can admire a fresco of his young days. Don't miss a visit to the neo-classic Cathedral, the Palaces that house the University, the Churches of San Domenico, San Francesco and San Sergio.
High up on a huge rock in the Marecchia Valley, about 30 km from Rimini, there is San Leo. You'll reach it climbing up the mountains on a unique road, high up on a huge rock. On the top lies the Fortress. This military sentinel has been enlarged around the 1600th c. and converted into a prison for famous prisoners like the illustrious Count of Cagliostro and Felice Orsini. The panorama from St. Leo is simply breathtaking.
The Frasassi Caves are within the Regional Natural Park of Gola della Rossa and Frasassi, in the province of Ancona. They represent with their 30 km long tunnels the biggest and most fascinating underground world. These stone caves have been discovered in 1948 and are since then among the most popular inland tourist attractions.
This unique place of worship and pilgrimage since the middle Ages contains in its solemn Basilica the most important relic of Christianity, the house of the Holy Family from Nazareth. Among these walls Maria was born and among these walls Jesus lived up to his 30 years of age.