Why visit it

In the heart of the mid-Marecchia valley, in a largely flat area, this is a fairly new municipality that was established in 1907 and is now one of its main commercial and industrial towns.

Why visit

In the historic center of Novafeltria, the gaze is immediately captured by Palazzo Segni, the current seat of the municipal offices, in Art Nouveau style, characterized by a portico where in 1926 the first Café, still open today, was installed, and by the Oratory of Santa Marina, a clear example of a Romanesque structure, whose construction dates back to 1191.


Walking down Corso Mazzini, we encounter the Teatro Sociale di Novafeltria, an Art Nouveau jewel, built with the contributions of 72 local families and inaugurated in 1925 with Puccini's Boheme, while at the end of the Corso the eye is caught by the Pieve di San Pietro in Culto, of Romanesque origin.


Near the center we find an installation dedicated to Ivan Graziani, the beloved Novafeltriese singer-songwriter by adoption: a large pair of red glasses, marking the entrance to the Park dedicated to him.


It is an ideal destination for those seeking the perfect combination of history, culture, nature and gastronomy also thanks to its hamlets, small gems that are definitely worth a visit.

When to go and what to see

Novafeltria offers you many good reasons for a visit, and each of its hamlets hides little gems of history and nature.

Torricella is an ancient hamlet that has followed the historical events of the Sant'Agata Feltria territory, but it is due to Duke Federico da Montefeltro in 1474, the re-modernization of the castle of which an ancient stone coat of arms remains today on the entrance gate to the town, while in the middle of the woods is a prehistoric sacrificial altar presumably used for pagan religious practices.

Sartiano gives you an exceptional vantage point over the Marecchia valley, surrounded by greenery.

Barely visible of its castle remains the urban layout, but almost nothing of the military defense structures while its Romanesque church has retained its original truss layout with original capitals and barbicans and tiles.

Secchiano and Uffogliano are two small villages that still preserve their ancient traditions, where it is possible to admire two beautiful churches, and their wonderful natural landscapes. Also worth mentioning is the bridge, the beauty of this narrow stretch of river, full of water and large polished stones, and the mill (now a Restaurant) that preserves the old structure and original mechanisms.

When to go and what to see

Elegant Piazza Vittorio Emanuele overlooked by 17th-century Palazzo dei Conti Segni, now home to the town hall, boasts a Romanesque treasure - the Oratory of St. Marina. 

The entire municipal area is interesting, with a few outlying villages well worth visiting. These include Perticara, which is surrounded by a pine forest on one of the slopes of Mount Aquilone and was an important mining centre.

Sulphur was extracted in ancient times, but the main vein was only exploited from 1917 onwards. It employed 1,600 men in what became an underground city with 100km of tunnels on 9 different levels. The activity ceased in 1964 and this had a devastating effect on life in the village and the thriving community of 5,000 residents.

The Sulphur Museum keeps alive the memory of these past times.

Important events

From spring to fall, there are 4 events that take place each year, dedicated to the traditions and flavours of this land.


The first weekend of June: Festival of Cascione and Wild Herbs in the historical centre of Novafeltria.
In the second weekend of July: Maledette Malelingue Festival at the Ivan Graziani Park of Novafeltria.
From the second Sunday of September to the first Sunday of October: Festival of Polenta and Forest Fruits in Perticara.
The second Sunday of October: Festival of the Grape Harvest and autumn fruits in the historical centre of Novafeltria.

Information Offices

UIT Novafeltria

Piazza Vittorio Emanuele 2
Novafeltria (Rimini)
+ 39 0541 845620