Day 9 - Monday
San Leo: history, art and landscape
Today we step back in time to the Middle Ages, with a morning visit to the medieval town and fortress of San Leo. Recognized as one of the ‘Borghi Più Belli d’Italia’ (Most Beautiful Villages of Italy), the town’s position on an craggy outcrop of rock is particularly scenic.

We begin in the evocative piazza Dante, where two churches (both over a thousand years old) and the surrounding civic architecture transport you back in time. We’ll learn the town’s history and explore the magnificent medieval fortress of Federico da Montefeltro, Lord of Urbino, from where he could keep an eye on his neighbor (and enemy), Sigismondo Malatesta, Lord of Rimini. After a free lunch, we’ll return to the hotel in Santarcangelo.

You’ll have some free time in Santarcangelo before our last outing; we’ll have our final evening, toast our week together, and cap it off with a unforgettable dinner.