Date: Every Monday until September 16th
Timetables: 9:00 am, 2:30 pm
Adult: € 18.00 (per person, minimum 2 people)
Reduced (6-14 years): € 12.00
Baby < 3 anni: free
Visit of the Borgo di Verucchio, cradle of the Malatesta family.
Entrance fees to the Villanovan Archaeological Museum and the Rocca not included.
It is advised to make bookings the day before by 13:00 at the reception of your hotel.
The village, located on a hill just west of Rimini (16 km), borders the Republic of San Marino. The part on the plains is called Villa Verucchio. Between the 9th and the 6th centuries BC, it was the core of the so-called Villanovan civilisation, of claimed Etruscan origins.
NOT TO MISS
Collegiate Church of Saint Martin
The Collegiate collects several altarpieces and furnishings from various churches in Verucchio, but the real masterpieces are two crucifixes painted on shaped tables.
Summer Opening hours
from 07:00 am to 6:00 pm
On Sunday: from 07:00 am to 12:00 pm and from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Archaeological Civic Museum
The museum preserves unique artefacts due to their refinement and degrees of conservation, emerged from the necropolis of the Villanovan-Etruscan era (from the 9th to the 17th century BC) in Verucchio.
Info and reservations
Via S. Agostino, 47826 Verucchio (RN) Tel. 0541-670280 For further information regarding the opening hours and the reservations of guided tours: ProLoco Verucchio – Tel. 0541-670222
Romanesque Church of Saint Martin
The Church is dedicated to Saint Martin and it is located on a slope shaded by olive trees at the foot of the rock on which Verucchio stands. Opening by reservation.
Rocca Malatestiana- Malatesta Fortress
Called “Rocca del Sasso”, due to its position on the spur of rock which dominates the town, it is a Malatesta estate since the 12th century, whose earliest evidence is still visible in the foundations. Malatesta from Verucchio, called the “Centenarian”, was born here and he was mentioned as “Mastin Vecchio”, which means “The Old Mastiff”, by Dante in his Comedy. The Fortress is entirely open to visitors.
Admission: for a fee
Summer Opening hours:
from 09:30 am to 12:30 pm and from 2:30 pm to 7:30 pm
On non-working days: from 09:30 am to 12:30 pm and from 2:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Franciscan Convent and Chiesa di Santa Croce (Church of the Holy Cross)
The convent dates back to 1215 and it is considered the oldest Franciscan estate in the whole Romagna. According to the legend, it was established where St. Francis of Assisi had planted a stick around which roots and leaves started to grow: the gigantic old cypress, which dates back to more than seven centuries ago, is still visible in the cloister.
from 07:30 am to 12:00 pm and from 3:30 pm to 7:30 pm
On non-working days: from 07:30 am to 12:00 pm and from 3:30 pm to 7:30 pm