Relais Corte dei Turchi longiano
Relais Corte dei Turchi longiano
Relais Corte dei Turchi longiano
Relais Corte dei Turchi longiano
Relais Corte dei Turchi longiano
Relais Corte dei Turchi longiano
Relais Corte dei Turchi longiano
Relais Corte dei Turchi longiano


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.

Longiano is included among the most beautiful villages of Italy and Romagna . Its position on the hills between Cesena and Rimini allows you to enjoy a wonderful view of the Adriatic coast: from Ravenna to Cesenatico, from Rimini to Cattolica and the Gabicce promontory.
The medieval village of Longiano is among the most popular locations visited by tourists who are looking for new destinations in Emilia Romagna. Thanks to the few kilometers that separate it from the sea, surrounded by vineyards, orchards and olive groves positioned on the hills that slope gently towards the plains leading to the Adriatic, it is a good starting point for exploring the surrounding area of Romagna.
Travellers who are lucky enough to visit the quaint medieval village of Longiano during their holidays in Romagna, can stay in the ancient Palazzo Turchi, an ancient patrician house and charming residence with apartments and rooms offering bed and breakfast service.

The cultural heritage of Longiano, the numerous museums, its cordiality and its citizens’ spirit of hospitality, all contribute in creating one of the most beloved hill towns in Emilia Romagna.

Longiano Corte dei Turchi

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 History

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.

Longiano Corte dei Turchi

In a strategic position, perched on a hill between Cesena and Rimini, dominating the Rubicone Valley and the nearby plain, it was disputed by the people of the two towns and was repeatedly destroyed.
In the 13th century the people of Cesena razed to the ground and burned part of the wall fortified by the "Porta del Ponte", an area for centuries known as the "Burnt Village", the very spot where today, the charming residence of Palazzo Turchi stands and where you can stay and lose yourself in the history of this enchanting place.
In the 14th century it was the domain of the Malatesta family, first belonging to the bloodthirsty Gianciotto and then to the enlightened Carlo who died there in 1429.

After a brief Venetian domination, at the beginning of the 16th century, the fief passed to the Rangoni family of Modena and was subsequently administered directly by the Papal State. Between the 18th and 19th centuries in Longiano important buildings and churches were built and in 1870 the delightful Petrella Theatre was erected.
In 1850 it was devastated by the fearsome outlaw known as "Il Passatore", who committed one of his most legendary crimes here. During the Second World War the town was subjected to numerous bombings, especially from the sea, which inflicted enormous damage.

Since the 80s of the last century, its rebirth has been made possible thanks to the reconstruction of the Theatre, famed for then giving its free use to the most famous national and international artists. Also playing a considerable part was the creation of the Tito Balestra Foundation of Modern Art, housed in the restored Castle of Longiano.

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Main Distances
  • To the cities: 10 km to Cesena, 10 km to S. Arcangelo, 20 km to Rimini, 25 km to Forlì, 40 km to Ravenna, 40 km to Cervia, 90 km to Bologna, 130 km to Ancona, 118 km to Ferrara, 150 km to Florence, 150 km to Venice, 170 km to Perugia, 244 km to Rome.

  • To the seaside: 15 km to Cesenatico, 18 km to Bellaria- Igea Marina, 25 km to Milano Marittima, 25 km to Riccione, 30 km to Cattolica- Gabicce.

  • Motorway tollbooth A14: 7 km to the Rubicon Valley, 10 km to Cesena.

  • To the airports: 20 km to Rimini, 90 km to Bologna, 25 km to Forlì.

  • To the railway station: 10 km to Cesena, 20 km to Rimini, 4 km to Gambettola.

  • To the port/ ferry: 130 km to Ancona.

Mountain Cycle ways include
  • A long route of medium-high difficulty, extended for about 55 km. The course, which lets the cyclists enjoy a very beautiful landscape, in part follows the fabulous NoveColli Way.

    Resorts: Longiano, roncofreddo, Sogliano, Uso Bridge, Uso Stone, Montiffi deviation (and return), Hill Villas, Meleto Underside, Montegelli, Strigara and return: Sogliano, Roncofreddo, Cento, Longiano

  • A short distance route on an asphalt road, extended for about 20 km. It expands in the only territory of Longiano; it runs in part up hill fore a little piece and in great part down dale. The course partly runs through the way of the 2Xgood cycle race fore doubles. It offers a wonderful panoramic view.

Main Museum and Cities of Interest
  • Malatestian Castle –Tito Balestra Modern Art Fondation

  • Petrella Theatre

  • The postconvent of S. Girolamo -The Mask Gallery -The historical Library

  • The baroque oratory of S. Giuseppe –The Holy Art Museum

  • The Sanctuary of the S. S. Crucified –The wooden Crucified of XIII centuried art school from Pisa

  • The Saint Mary of the Tears Church –The Italian Cast-Iron Museum

  • The Church of the Virgin Mary from Loreto –The contemporary art expositions

  • The Collegiate Church of S. Cristoforo

  • The little church of Massa

  • The warlike shelter

The Turchi’s Court B&B has a convention with the “Tito Balestra” foundation and with many restaurants for sales to our costumers (which our costumers can make use of).

  • “Dei cantoni” Restaurant

  • “La Capannina” tavern

  • Ancient source “La Cannella”

  • “Il borgo” (“The Village”) tavern

  • “The 4 seasons” pizza-restaurant

  • “The little restaurant of summer”

  • D’Aurora pizza-restaurant

  • “Terre alte” Restaurant (Fish – Balignano)

  • “The tavern of the moon” agritourism (Balignano)

  • “Il pozzo” (“The Well”) agritourism (Montenovo)

  • “Le giare” restaurant

  • Gradisca piadina restaurant

  • Osteria dei Frati (Roncofreddo)

  • “Le felloniche” restaurant

  • “Setaccio” restaurant

  • “Degli ulivi” restaurant

  • “Sale fino” restaurant (Fish – Svignano)

  • “La sangiovesa” restaurant (S. Arcangelo)

  • “I Due Ponti” restaurant

  • Burioli wine cellar