La Wellness Valley è il primo distretto mondiale del benessere e qualità della vita, si trova in Romagna, tra le province di Rimini, Forli-Cesena e Ravenna.



Piazza Ganganelli Santarcangelo
Ponte di Tiberio Rimini
Tele stampate
Info and start:
km: 17
difference in altitude: flat land
bike: trekking bike
track: unmade roads, cycling paths, asphalt.

Rimini Railway Station- Piazzale Cesare Battisti, 1

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Route details
Rimini - Santarcangelo - Rimini

Moving up the Marecchia river and the homonimous valley, along the peaceful cycling path which from the heart of Rimini, following the river, reaches the ridges of the Emilia-Romagna and Tuscan Appennines. Green hills and cultivated countryside alternate to the fortresses of the Malatesta Seignory from which the view over a wonderful landscape can be enjoyed, amid the sea and the mounts. The closest municipality to Rimini is Santarcangelo di Romagna, a small town which has preserved a very refined historical centre, comprising ancient buildings, staircases, typical workshops and an amazing network of underground tufa caves. A short and easy route rich in historical and cultural content .

Not to be missed:
from the suggestive Roman remains in Rimini to the medieval ones in Santarcangelo in a few kilometres, a short but great journey through the history (and not only) of Romagna.


1 - The Malatesta Temple
This shrine of Renaissance architecture built by Leon Battista Alberti, contains works by Giotto, Piero della Francesca and other Italian artists from the 15th century.
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2 - The Surgeon’s House
A vast archaelogical complex dating back to the Roman period, where sculptures, decorations and technical instruments belonging to an important doctor from the 2nd century AD have been brought to light.
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3 - The Tiberius Bridge
Completed in 21 AD and starting point of the ancient Via Emilia, it still possible to cross the Marecchia river(in ancient times “Ariminus”). The town of Rimini took its name from the Roman settlement Ariminum.
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4 - Valmarecchia
Valmarecchia originates in Tuscany and its river flows until it reaches Rimini. It is a valley rich in places of historical and archaeological interest, among which watch towers dating back to the Roman age, which dot its course.
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5 - St.Michael the Archangel Parish Church
It is the most ancient parish in Rimini, dedicated to the patron of the town of Santarcangelo. The construction of this building dates back to the 6th century and follows the style of Byzantine churches in Ravenna.
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6 - The Butterfly Fountain
A work by Tonino Guerra, the genius from Santarcangelo, it is a colourful carpet of butterlies represented in a mosaic of three metres by two.
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7 - Mangano press dating back to 1633
An ancient press, unique in the world for its weight and size, thanks to which material is pressed, smoothed and ironed to be subsequently decorated with traditional hand-carved wooden stamps.
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8 - Tufa caves
There are over 160 and wind for kilometres and kilometres under the Giove Hill, in the centre of Santarcangelo, forming a network which is still mostly unexplored. From very ancient origins, during World War II they were used by the local inhabitants as air-raid shelters.
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9 - Ganganelli Arch
This Arch was erected by the inhabitants of Santarcangelo in 1769 the year in which the cardinal citizen Lorenzo Ganganelli, was elected Pope under the name of Clemente 14th. It is the monumental gate to the square of the ancient Via Emilia.
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10 - Piadina Romagnola IGP
A simple food which over the centuries has unified and identified Romagna as the land of good food, making it world famous.
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Wellness Valley in brief
Land of genuine hospitality and wellness, where people are welcomed with a smile

Enjoy your stay
in one of the selected wellness hotels

Selected facilities

History and Culture Time
Let yourselves be captured by art

World Heritage monuments

Bike lovers?
Romagna has been always devoted to cycling

Cycling routes

Let’s discover Romagna
A unique land from the sea to the hinterland

Kilometres of coastline

Uncontaminated nature
Relax in its green parks

Parks and nature reserves

Fascinating challenges on the green
For all the golf lovers

Golf Club

Live Romagna
Events, Culture and Activities

Internationally interesting places

It’s impossible to get bored
Great emotions, events and adrenaline

Amusement parks

Fitness programmes
For those who love wellness

Thermal resorts

Wellness Valley to discover
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