Get lost in the blue

From the ridges of Emilia Romagna, from the summit of San Marino and from the sheer heights overlooking Marche region coast, you can admire the beauty of the Adriatic Sea. By bicycle or on foot, many experiences and trails await you to discover the thousand blue shades of this sea that lies between Italy and the Balkans. A piece of advice...don't miss the sunrise from San Marino's hilltop for the world!

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in San Marino

1 - Passo delle Streghe

Located between the first and second towers, carved in stone, the Passo delle Streghe (Witches' Pass) is an evocative, romantic and breathtaking place. From here you can admire the Adriatic Sea, the Romagna Riviera, and Comacchio Valleys. The origin of the evocative name is a mystery. It is said that the voice of the wind, echoing through the large cleft in the rock, which runs right under the passage, evokes the atmosphere of a 'bewitched place'. According to other popular sources, it seems that in this natural area, outside the town, women of the poor classes, skilled connoisseurs of medicinal herbs, who were linked by superstition to witchcraft, found refuge. Crossing this spot is a unique and special experience, providing wonderful emotions at any time of day.
in Romagna region

1 - Via Romagna from Comacchio to San Giovanni Marignano

A protected and mapped itinerary linking the most important historical villages and the most fascinating areas rich in history, culture and tradition in Romagna region, from River Po Delta Valleys to the Apennines at the border with Tuscany, crossing the most beautiful hills of the hinterland up to the border with Marche region. Via Romagna is the first permanent regional route in Italy dedicated to cycling on secondary paved roads with low traffic and off-road stretches, one of the most interesting cycle paths in Europe with marked and protected routes between the sea and the hills. A ring route to be covered in stages that connects the provinces of Ferrara, Ravenna, Forlì-Cesena and Rimini, passing through about 30 municipalities and reaching 20 fortresses and historic villages and more than 100 bike-friendly facilities, b&b and agritourism, as well as churches and cathedrals, monuments, museums and other places of art and points of interest. The most northerly location is Comacchio, with an initial route along the fascinating unpaved roads of River Po Delta, then on to ‘lower Romagna' to the foothills of Faenza and Forlì-Cesena, passing through Casentino Forest Park and then heading south to Valmarecchia and Valconca, in the province of Rimini, to arrive at the border with Marche region, in San Giovanni in Marignano. Via Romagna will make use of secondary roads connecting with Ferrara, and further south, it will join the coastal resorts of Ravenna, Cervia, Cesenatico, Rimini, Riccione and Cattolica, also using existing cycle paths, riverbank cycle tracks and historical-environmental routes. In addition to the main sites of historical and artistic interest, water, refreshment points and the mapping of bike-friendly operators along the route (e.g. bike shops for technical assistance) have been georeferenced. Experience slow tourism in the most bike-friendly land in Italy, Romagna region. A route that everyone can tackle, with any bike and any level of training, completely georeferenced. So says Davide Cassani, former coach of the Italian national cycling team, a genuine Romagna man. The first permanent regional route in Italy dedicated to cycling on secondary paved roads with low traffic and off-road routes. 463 kilometres, stretching between the sea and the hills, a ring route, also accessible from the coast, to be covered in stages, crossing the areas of Ferrara, Ravenna, Forlì-Cesena and Rimini, 30 municipalities, 20 fortresses and historic villages. But also churches, cathedrals, monuments, museums and other points of interest, including food and wine stops.
in Marche region

1 - A dive into Mount San Bartolo amidst the wonders of nature

An itinerary that excites the eye and relaxes the mind: four stages set between the blue of the Adriatic sea and the green of the Mount San Bartolo Natural Park. An itinerary where nature and culture create a perfect combination, starting from the natural terrace of Gabicce Monte to the heart of Mount San Bartolo Regional Park, with the small villages of Casteldimezzo and Fiorenzuola di Focara, culminating in the Renaissance jewel of Villa Imperiale. An itinerary that crosses and combines nature and culture, where the wonders of Mount San Bartolo Natural Park blend masterfully with history and the human presence. Ideal for all those who love direct contact with nature, far from mass tourist routes, and without renouncing niche cultural experiences to discover the inestimable historical and artistic heritage of Marche region, a true open-air museum.