Coriano

Comune Municipality in the province of Rimini, at the frontier with the Republic of San Marino, Coriano is a beautiful agricultural center in the hinterland of Romagna. An ancient castle of the seigniory of the Malatesta of the fourteenth century, recently restored and cleared, is what remains of a past rich in history and in bitter quarrels. The fortress, subtracted to the Malatesta by papaline troops in the sixteenth century, was donated by Pope Clement VII to the family of Sassatelli of Imola, which emblem still today stands out over the entrance of the castle. With its ancient foundations and the moat, recovered a few years ago, “Villa Corliani” was the most important of seven medieval castles that rose on the territory of Coriano. If the vestiges of the past fascinate you, it will be easy to reach the ruins of the others in Cerasolo, Passano, Mulazzano, Besanigo, Monte Tauro and Vecciano.

If you love instead the contact with nature, in the municipality of Coriano extends the picturesque Parco Fluviale del Marano: for picnics, for cycling and for the more beautiful walks, by foot or on horseback, it is the ideal place to immerse yourself in a seductive flora, to surprise small mammals in the forest and rare specimens of birds along the river. Coriano was completely razed to the ground in September 1914 during the most fierce battle of breaching of the Gothic Line. The British war cemetery, at the enter of the country, with its 1940 crosses, reminds posterity the bloody episode. Among the religious buildings of the old city, rich in suggestion is the convent museum of the Blessed Elizabetta Renzi.

The truly pleasant landscape of the campaign around Coriano is strewn with villages and farmhouses in beautiful estates. Olives, corn and vineyards are the most important growings. Citizenship invites tourists to taste the products of its land in the third and fourth Sunday of November, at the Fair of Olive. You can taste the good and healthy cooking of Romagna at any time in the many taverns, inns and farm holidays in Coriano and in its fractions.