Routes, fortresses and castles

Lose yourself in history and nature

Hotel Centopini is located in central location than the province of Rimini and is easy to reach castles and villages, museums, parks, natural environments in a few minutes by car and often unique, just waiting to be visited and appreciated.

Caves of Onferno

A unique visit 

The caves of Onferno are a karst complex excavated by water, made up of tunnels and rooms that run underground for about 750 metres in total. The Visitor Centre offers a guided tour of approximately one hour where one of the most numerous and varied bat colonies found in Italy. Also not to be missed are the 400-metre path at the exit and the village of Oferno.

Oriented nature reserve

An adventure in the green, between itineraries, flora and fauna 

A territory of 123 hectares undoubtedly beautiful and varied which, with a little attention, allows hiking, horse riding and mountain biking also favoured by careful signposting. Among the main itineraries the Madonna della Pioggia, Faggio and Botanical paths.

Ventena Valley

Wild beauty 

Between Gemmano and Montefiore Conca lies this small valleycapable of maintaining one of the oldest landscapes in the province. The Ventena stream flows in a corridor of wild vegetation and is surrounded by striking hillocks. Well-structured the trail network which allows for excellent hiking and mountain biking between the two countries and touches several rural villages.

The most interesting routes

A thousand opportunities to live

Choose between the sea or the hills!
They start from the Sanctuary of the Madonna di Carbognano (5 km from the hotel) and partly follow the Conca cycle path. It is possible to choose between 2 routes: Pedalling to the sea - full day - Gemmano-Cattolica-Gemmano approx. 40 km - approx. 200 m difference in altitude (downhill on the outward journey, uphill on the return) and Pedalling in theinland - full day - Gemmano-Onferno-Gemmano approx. 20 km - approx. 280 m difference in altitude (ascent on the outward journey, descent on the return). The excursions include environmental-hiking guide, wine or oil tasting in a farm and insurance company.
Challenging Nature
The starting points of the hikes are located a maximum of 15 km from Gemmano and are to be reached independently. The routes are not binding from an excursion point of view and offer beautiful landscape views. It is possible to choose between 2 itineraries: from Faetano to Albereto Castle - half day - 5 km and 190 m difference in altitude. About 2 hours' walk excluding stops and from Morciano di Romagna to Cerreto di Saludecio - full day - 12 km and 160 m difference in altitude. Approx. 4 hours' walk excluding stops. The excursions include an environmental-hiking guide, wine or oil tasting at a farm and insurance.

A piece of history in the city
Understood not only as military garrison but also as residential and representative venue of the lord in the city, the castle was inhabited since 1446while the ramparts of the outer walls date to a later period, after Sigismondo's death. In its present state, the castle has lost its original form, which is represented by the commemorative medal by Matteo de' Pasti and the fresco by Piero della Francesca in the Malatesta Temple.
The 15th century fortification
 The so-called 'rock' fortress remains the firmest and most visible although altered by adaptations and restorations, and is together with those of Montebello, San Leo and Santarcangelo, one of the most beautiful and interesting in the entire Marecchia Valley.

Symbol of Malatesta power
This fortress dominates the middle Conca and Ventina valleysand is part of the strongest and most coherent chain of the Malatesta defence system. It is perhaps the most characteristic of the Malatesta castles for its round shape and for the elevation of the rock, which has an anomalous, almost surreal appearance, for being smooth and faceted, compact and crystalline. No wonder it is remained in the eyes of Giovanni Belliniwho reproduced it in the background of at least two of his paintings.
The castle in the hills
Historical references to the Rocca (one of the medieval castles in the Rimini area) date back to the end of the 9th century and refer to Frederick Barbarossa, the struggles between Guelphs and Ghibellines, the tragedy of Paolo and Francesca, and the long rule of the Malatesta family (1248/1471). It is to a Malatesta, to Sigismondo Pandolfo (scholar, warrior and architect) that we owe the rebuilding of the fortress as a fortress; the jobs were completed in 1447 and gave the complex the appearance it still retains today.
The Marecchia Valley Castle
It is a castle of feudal originswhose Fortress was built on the ruins of a Roman 'castrum' in the 11th century, perched on the top of a rugged cliff in a strategic position over the Marecchia valley. A stone construction so compact, so iron that even today those who look at it so high in the skyappears as a vigilant sentinel on the borders of three regions and two states.
Centuries of history enclosed in the fortress 
In the fortress of Mondaino, both the boundary walls and the northern gate, on a large scarp base, bear updates attributable to Sigismondo Malatesta, and form a very picturesque nucleus, also due to the insertion between them of a scenic 19th-century square, semicircular and porticoed.
The fortress overlooking the sea 
La Fortress of Gradara represents a magnificent example of 12th-14th century military architecture that majestically dominated a hillside a few kilometres from the sea. Begun 900 years ago by the Degriffo family, it was enlarged and embellished over the centuries by the various feudal lords of Gradara: the Malatesta, Sforza and Della Rovere families.
The imposing castle overlooking the valley
The Fort has existed sinceRoman era; it presents itself today with therenaissance layout due to the Sienese architect Francesco di Giorgio Martini, to whom Federico da Montefeltro entrusted the task of adapting the fortress to the new firearms. Today, many visitors are also attracted by Cagliostro's place of imprisonment and death.
A leap into the Middle Ages
Castle of very ancient origin which, over the centuries, has experienced a difficult fate of dispute between the Malatesta and Montefeltro families because of its unique and strategic location. The narrow passage of the gate tower, similar to a drawbridge, leads into a medieval village restored to its former glory and rightly cited among the most beautiful villages in Italy.
Abroad within a few kilometres!
Lindependence of the Republic has very ancient origins, so much so that San Marino is considered the oldest republic in the world. Tradition dates its foundation to 3 September 301 A.D., when Saint Marinus, a Dalmatian stonecutter from the island of Rab who had fled the persecutions against Christians by the Roman Emperor Diocletian, established a small Christian community on Mount Titan, the highest of the seven hills on which the Republic stands.
The owner of the area, a wealthy woman from Rimini donated the territory of Mount Titano to the small community, which named it 'Terra di San Marino' in memory of its founder. The small capital encloses a historical, museum, architectural heritage of inestimable value.

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A hotel surrounded by greenery, with a view from the hills to the sea. The managers are nice and friendly, they really are that something extra that only in a few other places have I found. And what's more, a very good, rich breakfast with lots of cakes and other good things prepared fresh.

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Perfect hotel for experiencing the Rimini area in a different way. A few kilometres from the coast, in a dominant and quiet position, it is clean, well maintained and has a beautiful swimming pool. (...) Great attention to hygiene, it has an excellent restaurant and makes a really special pizza! Run by a friendly and welcoming family. A place to come back to!

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I have known this agrihotel for more than a decade and when I can I always return with great pleasure. The mix is perfect: there is a breathtaking view, a cosy swimming pool with a whirlpool corner, clean and spacious rooms, tennis/football court, but what is really the highlight here is the cuisine.

Salvatore M

A hotel surrounded by greenery

A hotel surrounded by greenery, with a view from the hills to the sea. The managers are nice and friendly, they really are that something extra that only in a few other places have I found. And what's more, a very good, rich breakfast with lots of cakes and other good things prepared fresh.

Roberto Granella

Excellent value for money

Ideal location to enjoy some coolness, there is a beautiful view.
Excellent value for money.
Nice pool and excellent breakfast.
Recommended.

carmine amelio

Experience to repeat

Perfect hotel for experiencing the Rimini area in a different way. A few kilometres from the coast, in a dominant and quiet position, it is clean, well maintained and has a beautiful swimming pool. (...) Great attention to hygiene, it has an excellent restaurant and makes a really special pizza! Run by a friendly and welcoming family. A place to come back to!

emcar67

A 'quality' stay

I have known this agrihotel for more than a decade and when I can I always return with great pleasure. The mix is perfect: there is a breathtaking view, a cosy swimming pool with a whirlpool corner, clean and spacious rooms, tennis/football court, but what is really the highlight here is the cuisine.

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