A stay at the Grand Hotel Castrocaro is also a great opportunity to discover the gems of the region. You can choose from a wide selection of activities, ranging from cultural tourism (visits to historical villages and towns) to nature tourism (hikes on the surrounding hills or day-trips to the seaside).
Its medieval fortress, overlooking the entire town, is one of the oldest in Italy. Legend has it that the panoramic view from the fortress was the inspiration for the background landscape of Leonardo da Vinci’s iconic painting “Mona Lisa”. Terra del Sole, very close to Castrocaro, is a fine example of the ideal Renaissance fortified town. Its structure was conceived by Cosimo de’ Medici.
The city is rich in historical buildings and regularly hosts major exhibitions at the San Domenico Museum.
It is the ceramics capital of Italy. Here you can visit the International Ceramics Museum.
Ravenna & surroundings
Ravenna is the city of mosaics and boasts beautiful historical monuments and churches, many of which have been declared UNESCO world heritage sites, including the famous Basilica of Sant'Apollinare in Classe. Further attractions are the Tomb of Dante, the Mausoleum of Theodoric the Great and the Basilica of San Francesco.
In this seaside town you can enjoy a relaxing walk along the wonderful Porto Canale designed by Leonardo da Vinci.
This seaside town is renowned for its huge salt pans. Beside its famous sweet salt, here you can also try its mussels, which are exported all over the world, and have a stroll in its stunning old town.
Milano Marittima is the top summer destination of the Romagna coast and offers a mix of music, fashion and culture.
Hamlets & villages
The Tuscan-Romagna hills boast a rich history as well as food and wine tradition. Hamlets such as Premilcuore, Dovadola, Predappio, Santa Sofia, Ridracoli, Sarsina, Rocca San Casciano and Brisighella are definitely worth a visit if you are interested in culture and in beautiful landscapes.
During your stay, you can go cycling and mountain-biking on the on and off-road trails winding through the hills, where on sunny days you can enjoy a beautiful view of the sea. In Milano Marittima and Riccione, not far from Castrocaro, you will find two golf courses with 27 and 36 holes respectively.
FOOD AND WINE CULTURE
Our region offers an impressive variety of local products – from the Sangiovese, whose grapes are the main component of internationally acclaimed wines such as Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, to the olive oil from Brisighella, which is protected by the “DOP” (Protected Designation of Origin) label, is produced according to the circular economy principles and is renowned for its organoleptic characteristics.
In the surrounding area there are many wine cellars where you can try out the various grapes of Sangiovese. Albana, Trebbiano and Cagnina are further flagship wines of the local tradition.
Our region is famous for its countless fresh pasta varieties, such as tagliatelle al ragù (better known as “spaghetti bolognese”), cappelletti, strozzapreti, passatelli, pasta lorda, monfettini and lasagne – each of them to be matched with a specific sauce. Moreover, the Adriatic Sea boasts its own typical fish species, such as the fatty fish, the slipper lobster, the mussels from Cervia, the sea bream and many more, which are used to prepare delicious dishes.
Our traditional cuisine, characterised by simple, yet high-quality ingredients, also include pork recipes and cured meat.
Where to Find Us
Via Roma 2 47011 - Castrocaro Terme and Terra del Sole FC - Italy
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