If you are looking for new destinations in Emilia Romagna, the perfect location is the medieval village of Longiano where you can find the charming residence of the Relais Corte dei Turchi, with its apartments and rooms offering bed and breakfast service near the famous castle of Longiano. It is the ideal starting point to explore Romagna's numerous medieval villages, the Rubicone Territory and the hills between Cesena and Rimini.
In 1992 in fact, it had the honour of being among the villages of Italy to win the award of the Airone magazine with the support of the European Community as "Ideal Village of Italy" and since 2005 it has been given the Orange Flag certificate by the Italian Touring Club.
Among the destinations in Emilia Romagna, much loved also by the famous Pantani, it is coveted and very popular with cyclists who ride up from the Romagna Riviera to explore the numerous and fascinating paths of the surrounding hills.
The medieval village of Longiano is easily accessible and the Relais Corte dei Turchi offers its guests many solutions for a relaxing stay in this place where time seems to have stood still.
Every year in the medieval village where the beautiful castle of Longiano dominates the skyline, important events are held, such as:
La Longiano dei Presepi (nativity scenes - Christmas), La Sagra della Ciliegia (Cherry Festival - early June), Vini e Sapori in Strada (Wine and Flavours on the Street - July), Longiano Week (July), Notturni al Castello e Borgo Sonoro (Nights at the Castle and Music - July / August) ), The International Festival of the Ancient Organ (biennial - mid-September), the "2xBene" charity cycle race (September), Sagra dell'Uva (Grape Festival - October), Nera è la Notte (Halloween celebration - 31/10), La Sagra del Baccalà (Salted Cod Feast - November).
Longiano is well-known especially among artists (some have made their home here), for the Petrella Theatre, the "Tito Balestra" Modern Art Foundation located in the splendid Malatesta Castle, and other places of great interest such as the Cast Iron Museum, the Baroque Oratory of S. Giuseppe and the SS. Crocifisso Sanctuary.
The earliest notary documents cite "Castrum lonzani" around the year one thousand, but most probably the town arose much earlier at the time of the barbarian invasions, when the inhabitants of the Roman city of Compitum took refuge in the nearby hills, which were easier to defend.
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