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First leg: from Rimini to Villa Verucchio

  

The first stage leaves the city of Rimini and enters the lower Marecchia River valley.

Our walk starts at the Cathedral (Malatesta Temple), formerly the Church of St Francis. It crosses part of the old town, visiting some Franciscan sites, and after leaving the city soon reaches the Sanctuary of Santa Maria Delle Grazie on Covignano Hill. As well as the beautiful church, if the friars are available, the small Museum of Franciscan Missions is worth visiting.

Descending more than once into agricultural environments, we reach the Marecchia River valley floor. Here, we begin to glimpse the outlines of some of the many cliffs topped by fortresses that characterise the valley landscape. In this riparian environment, we flank the course of the river, along a beautiful nature trail, to the park in Villa Verucchio.

After passing through the hamlet, we climb to the Monastery of Santa Croce, built on the site where St Francis stopped with some of his walking companions.

Branching off along the river is a link route to Santarcangelo di Romagna, a town offering numerous possibilities for refreshments and overnight stays, including convent and monastery guesthouses.

 

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Distance: 22,2 km

Height difference: +415 m, -291 m

Times: from Rimini to convent of Holy Cross 5 h 30 ' ; from convent to Rimini 5 h 30 '

 

HOSPITALITY

 

Casa per Ferie Don Bosco Rimini, +39 0541 1788202, +39 371 3689380, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Foresteria Convento Santa Croce, +39 0541 391072, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Villa Verucchio

Casa Verù, Via Borgo Sant’Antonio 3C, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., on the way 45' minutes after Convento Santa Croce

Associazione Pro Loco Verucchio, +39 0541 670222, www.prolocoverucchio.it

B&B Le Case Rosse, +39 0541 670530, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., near the track at 2 km from convent of Holy Cross

B&B A Ca' Mia, Marilena 388 1874738 / 0541 670927, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Residenza turistica Cesarina, Verucchio, 0541.679800, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

RESTAURANT POINTS ALONG THE WAY

Covignano's hill - Bar Ilde, +39 0541 753274  (near the way - closed in winter)

Restaurant: Casa Zanni, Villa Verucchio, www.casazanni.it, tel. +39 0541 678449

Tiee Cibo&Vino, Verucchio, 339 4892376, tipicità italiane eccellenze enogastronomiche

Ristorante La Fratta, Verucchio, 0541 671181, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

 

La guida del Cammino

Acquista la guida del Cammino con la descrizione del percorso a piedi e in MTB, approfondimenti storico culturali sui luoghi visitati e cartografia 1:25000

 

 

 

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