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Staying at the Byron Hotel is also a good opportunity to visit the charming medieval villages of Romagna and the cities of art that are within walking distance of the Riviera. Here are some ideas for organizing a nice trip out of town.

Urbino

Immersed in the soft hills of the Marche region, between the Metauro valley and the Foglia valley, lies this city of immense historical and artistic richness

Surrounded by long walls and adorned with buildings in sandstone, thanks to the work of important artists the town from a simple village became "cradle of the Renaissance" and, even today, walking through its historic center you can breathe the air of the fifteenth century. In the small workshops art has been created since the 16th century, in fact in the shops of the old town centre it is possible to take a close look at ancient techniques and new creations by goldsmiths, ceramists or carpenters

Pinewood of Cervia

This wood, classified as a site of Community interest and included in the Regional Park of the Po Delta, is to all intents and purposes the green lung of Cervia, thanks to its extension of 210 hectares. Much of the pine forest was lost in the first half of the 20th century, due to aggressive agricultural policies and as a result of the two world wars

Today it represents a heritage of considerable natural interest thanks to its highly varied ecosystem, and has become a destination of excellence in the field of environmental tourism.

Cervia Salt Pans

The Cervia Salt Pan is located inside the Regional Park of the Po Delta and is considered an environment of great natural and landscape interest, so much so that it has been included as a Wetland of International Importance in the Ramsar Convention. Since 1979 it has become a Nature Reserve of the State of animal population.

From the point of view of avifauna and botany, the environment of the salt pans is of extraordinary beauty and charm. Visits are allowed only if accompanied by the Forestry Guards, who are in charge of supervising the area

Ravenna

Ravenna is the second largest city in Italy for extension, is located a few kilometers from the sea and boasts 8 monuments declared by UNESCO World Heritage Site. In its history it has been the capital of the Western Roman Empire, of the Kingdom of the Ostrogoths and of the Byzantine Exacrate for 3 times

The numerous mosaics that have survived the sacking of men over the years and that have come down to us in perfect condition, also thanks to the work of restorers, make Ravenna "the city of mosaics".

Gradara

Known for being the place where the tragic love story between Paolo and Francesca took place, it is one of the most beautiful and best preserved medieval villages in Italy

Its fortunate position makes it, since ancient times, an important crossroads. During the Middle Ages the fortress was one of the main theatres of the clashes between the Papacy and the families of the Marches and Romagna. Gradara offers an enchanting medieval setting that offers numerous cultural and folklore events

San Marino

It stands on Mount Titano and since 2008, both the old town and the mountain, have been included in the list of World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. You can discover the wonderful Belvedere by funicular from Mount Titano through the village, and be amazed admiring the view from Piazza della Libertà

Events, festivals, music, sports competitions, cultural events are part of a series of increasingly broad proposals to make visitors experience new emotions.

San Leo

A small village in the Rimini hinterland, it stands on the highest mountain in the entire Apennines, Monte Feliciano. On the summit stands the majestic fortress, one of the most beautiful military architecture of the Florentine Renaissance

In the centre of the village, on the other hand, facing the small square, there are two churches: the ancient pre-Romanesque parish church and the Lombard Romanesque cathedral. Also worth seeing is the Palazzo Mediceo, built between 1527 and 1523, commissioned by the Florentine Republic to welcome the Governor of San Leo and Montefeltro.

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