Montegridolfo

This microcosm of town and castle stands as a vision of poetic suggestiveness. As you walk around it, you cannot help wondering at the unique architecture. In the long summer months, you can gaze upwards at a star-spangled sky and then, to the east, down towards Pesaro and the sea.

The town has kept its original medieval structure. The ramparts are surrounded by robust walls interspersed with towers. Inside the town walls, narrow roads wind past the main buildings and houses, nowadays used mainly as holiday homes, though some are still inhabited.
At the bottom of the castle walls lies the tiny church of Saint Rocco, built in 1427 with a beautiful, gothic, ogival portal. The church houses a splendid painting by Guido Cagnacci, Rimini’s master of seduction, and one of the protagonists of the seventeenth century.