Romantic tour: the surroundings of tavullia
The tour between castles and old villages starts in Gradara, an uncontaminated corner of the middle ages, at only 3.5 kms, with its fortress, protected by its walls, from here you can enjoy breathtaking views of the coast, alleyways, cute shops and romantic restaurants which offer typical menus from times gone by, onto Montegridolfo stated to be one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, Saludecio with its murals and Mondaino, only 10 kms away in all its medieval beauty. These hills offer a real pearl of Renaissance, URBINO about 29kms away, with its Palazzo Ducale, Rafffaello’s house, the cathedral and churches. A bit further away about 48kms is the ancient republic of San Marino with its main castle, and its town castle perched high on the summit of Mount Titano. Also SAN LEO with it’s absolute charm and mystery, the fortress built on a big rock.
Between worthy places to visit there are the nice towns on the riviera romangnola-marchigiana; Cattolica and Gabicce, which you can reach in only 6 km, Riccione and Pesaro are 12 kms; all these places are good for shopping, walks on the sea front and fun for all the family, as well the famous theme parks Acquafan, Oltremare, Le Navi, Fiabilandia, Italia in Miniatura, and Mirabilandia.
For those of you who wish to get away from the confusion and find a feel for nature, the National park of San Bartolo, with its cliffs which connect in 10 kms Gabicce and Pesaro, offering deserted beaches, incontaminated and evocative landscapes, guided tours by sea or along footpaths.
And there is no shortage of opportunities for sport lovers, for motor bikers a stop at the fan club of Valentino Rossi then up and down the rolling green hills, historic towns or along the panoramic sea road from Gabicce to Pesaro. For bicycles there are many cycle routes with varying difficulties and lengths. For lovers of horses and golf, we highly recommend a visit to the splendid GOLF RESORT and RIVIERA HORSES in SAN GIOVANNI IN MARIGNANO only 4 kms away.
Fishermen can enjoy the little lake “IL LAGO ARGENTATO”.