Why visit it
A capital city in miniature, where tiny houses stand next to opulent mansions, creating a style both popular and aristocratic still visible today.
A large church, almost a cathedral, overlooks the square; an attractive little museum narrates the history and art of the town; the walls are surrounded by tree-lined avenues and well-tended gardens; and the streets are brought to life in the summer in a series of events and festivals.
Porta Marina, Porta Montanara 14th century
These are the main entrance gates to the town, two beautiful and perfectly preserved structures dating back to the time of Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta, which, with the walls that surround it, give us an idea of what the fortification of the town must have been like.
50 murals on the theme of the 19th century and the most important and curious inventions of the 19th century. Painted on the walls of houses in the characteristic alleys, they form a colourful and original open-air museum that attracts the attention of thousands of tourists every year.
Parish church of San Biagio, Sanctuary of the holy Amato Ronconi and
Museum of Saludecio
A very interesting museum of sacred art where furnishings, vestments and ex-votos of excellent workmanship are on display, and above all paintings of great artistic value including 2 Cagnacci, the Centino, C. Ridolfi, etc...
It has rightly been called the cathedral of the Conca Valley, not only because of its size and its fine 18th-century architecture, the Crypt, a rare neoclassical jewel, but also because of the remarkable heritage of works of art it houses and the presence in the same building of the remains of the much revered Saint Amato Ronconi.
Very interesting are the walks around Cerreto Castle and the Castle of Meleto, towards the Ventena Valley of Saludecio: we are in a part particularly well-preserved part of the hills of the middle Conca Valley, which offers remarkable landscapes especially in spring and autumn. Excellent trails for trekking and mountain biking.
Saluserbe – Herbs of Health
On and around 25th April.
A celebration of Nature and especially of herbs and herbal remedies, and organic food and farming. The event includes exhibitions, conferences, and a spring market.
Nero Notte Teatro (Black Night Theatre) Meleto Castle
Second weekend in July.
Event dedicated to 19th-century NOIR literature, with performances of various genres on the theme.
Scent of the 19th century
First ten days of August.
Inspired by the 19th century with performances of various genres. From classical music to operetta, from street theatre to cultural salons, from ballet to opera, from popular music to Café Chantant.
In the surroundings
Guided observation of the heavens: with the help of experts, whole evenings can be organised, devoted to discovering the marvels of the starry sky.
A most attractive country village, with notable traces of medieval fortifications. A short distance from Saludecio, beyond Mondaino, in the delightful scenery of the Ventena Valley. A visit gives a good idea of what life was like in a country village until quite recent times. Cerreto is wellknown in the Rimini area for its Carnival and for the funny stories told about its inhabitants, now very few.