Countries to visit
Exploring the surroundings of the Grand Hotel Castrocaro is a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the amazing local area. There are endless opportunities for guests, ranging from fascinating cultural itineraries through cities, and villages surrounded by woods, to sea views.
An enchanting thermal village set below the majestic Rocca, one of the oldest medieval fortresses in Italy, which overlooks the entire landscape. This fascinating panorama gave Leonardo Da Vinci inspiration for the background of his famous Mona Lisa painting.
A Medici citadel, a valuable example of the perfect Renaissance fortified city, totally worth a visit.
Renowned for its mosaics, monuments and magnificent churches, many of which have been declared a UNESCO heritage site. The Basilica of Sant’Apollinare in Classe is particularly notable. The Tomb of Dante, the Mausoleum of Theodoric and the Basilica of San Francesco are also totally worth a visit.
Full of historic buildings and famous for hosting important exhibitions at the San Domenico Museums.
Known as the cradle of ceramics, it houses the International Museum of Ceramics, a place not to be missed for lovers of this ancient art.
A place where the Malatesta roots blend with the present, in an unforgettable combination of history, art and gastronomy.
Villages and hidden treasures: nature trails and local culture
Staying at the Grand Hotel Castrocaro is an invitation to discover an area scattered with hidden treasures: nature trails in the hills lead to charming landscapes, where you can stroll through lush woods, admire splendid views and breathe in the fresh, healthy air. But that’s not all: the surroundings are also an ideal destination to immerse yourself in the local culture, where every step reveals new stories to be discovered, in fascinating chapters of food and wine and geographical heritage. The surrounding villages and towns are the homes of priceless historical, artistic and cultural heritage. Taking a journey along well-maintained routes you can visit ancient castles, centuries-old churches and museums rich in works of art . For those wishing to combine their Long Life Experience with a journey to discover tradition and beauty, we recommend a visit to these well-known villages throughout the district:Premilcuore, Dovadola, Predappio, Santa Sofia, Ridracoli, Sarsina, Rocca San Casciano, Brisighella.
Coastal regions: from the Terme di Castrocaro to life on the Riviera
The privileged position of the surroundings of the Grand Hotel Castrocaro also allows you to enjoy the coast: the beaches and seaside resorts are a short distance away, giving you the opportunity to spend time by the sea.
The landmark for tourism in Romagna, where music, fashion and culture come together every summer in a unique location.
This splendid seaside resort is ideal for a pleasant stroll along the Porto Canale, which was designed by Leonardo Da Vinci.
Famous for its extensive salt marshes, where Cervia’s prized sweet salt is produced, it is also known for its mussels, which are exported all over the world, and its splendid historic centre.
In the charming surroundings of Castrocaro Terme, the Romagna tradition provides a simply extraordinary culinary experience. This area benefits from an infinite variety of fine produce, starting from the classic Sangiovese, which is the basis for some of the most famous wines in the world, including Brunello di Montalcino, and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. Another local treasure is Brisighella oil, a DOP product with a circular economy, known for its unique organoleptic characteristics.
The culture of fresh pasta, made by hand or with a rolling pin, is obviously another staple in the local culinary tradition. Tagliatelle al ragù is perhaps the most famous dish, but you cannot miss the delicious cappelletti, strozzapreti, passatelli, pasta lorda, monfettini and lasagne.
Each first course can be accompanied by a vast selection of sauces, without forgetting the addition of tasty seafood from the Adriatic: oily fish, mantis shrimp or sea cicadas, Cervia mussels and bream are just a few examples. The Romagna cuisine stands out for its simplicity, quality and tradition, but also for the abundance of excellent raw products and delicacies which also come in the form of meats, cold cuts and cheeses.
The area also has a wide range of wine cellars where visits and tastings of the different types of Sangiovese can be arranged . Wines such as Albana, Trebbiano and Cagnina, stainless standards of the Romagna tradition, complete the wine offering in this fascinating region. Exploring the Romagna food and wine around Castrocaro Terme means immersing yourself in a culinary journey that celebrates local excellence and provides an unforgettable experience for the most refined palates.
A paradise of activity in the hills for outdoor sport lovers:during your stay, you will have the opportunity to explore the paths that wind through the hills by bicycle or mountain bike, providing both beaten tracks and off-road adventures, all while enjoying wonderful panoramic views out to the sea. However, if you want a day being at one with the local nature, the nearby stables offer the opportunity to do horse riding, allowing you to explore the area on horseback for a unique and exciting experience. The hilly landscape can also be explored by trekking along the panoramic paths, taking it at your own pace for a serene and regenerating experience.
Golf enthusiasts will find two golf courses near Milano Marittima and Riccione with 27 and 36 holes, ready to welcome you for an unforgettable time.
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