It is a few far away from the Adriatic coast, only 30 kilometres from Riccione, but here you can already breath the air typical of a little mountain country. Among the “soft” hills of the province of Pesaro, Montecchio is a very little suburb, fraction of the Commune of Sant’Angelo in Lizzola, but it boasts some characteristics that make of it an ideal destination for trips.
Annexed to the Commune of Sant’Angelo in 1389, in full Middle Ages, during the expansion of the chief town toward the Foglia River, Montecchio represents today the principal economic and productive town of the area, with a lot of entrepreneurial activities. In particular, for the workmanship of wood and artistic glass. Once a very little rural center, today Montecchio is a vivacious hilly town. In the past century, it was his despite protagonist of a famous event, when January 21st 1944, during the Second World War, there was the explosion of a shot dust’s deposit that killed more than 30 persons.
To countersign now this beautiful place of the hinterland von Pesaro it’s instead the hilly environment still intact. Between sinuous hilly roads and a luxuriant vegetation. Here it has transited also the caravan of the last Giro d’Italia, in the tenth stage individual time-trial that from Pesaro brought riders up to the historical center of Urbino. Just the bicycle, besides, is the ideal mean to discover Montecchio and its territory, crossed by a lot of cycle-routes.
Come to discover it in your next cycling holiday on the Adriatic coast, where the Riccione Bike Hotels will recommend you the best way to reach it along quiet hilly roads. In Montecchio it is also very interesting the building of the Town Library, with the walls of glass door decorated with vetrofanie of the artist Giuliano Ferri.