Palazzo Serre is located on the ancient road to San Leo, which was probably walked on by Dante and St. Francis of Assisi.
The landscapes of the Montefeltro inspired Piero della Francesca, Vasari and Leonardo da Vinci. Here you can find some interesting information about guided tours through the landscapes that inspired Piero della Francesca.
You cannot miss San Leo, awarded as one of "The most beautiful villages in Italy" and orange flag from Italian Touring Club. San Leo fortress, mentioned by Dante in his "Divina Commedia", was the scene of Giuseppe Balsamo's imprisonment and death. Giuseppe Balsamo who went down to history with the name of Conte di Cagliostro and whose character is still wrapped in mystery.
Within walking distance you can visit Sant'Igne church, an ancient convent from the 13th century, reputedly founded by St Francis of Assisi. In the little church is preserved a section of the trunk of the elm tree, cut down in 1662, under which St Francis preached to Brother Leo.
Verucchio is considered the craddle of the Malatesta seignory and home of the Villanovas, forefathers of the Etruscans, who lived here between the 9th and the 7th centuries BC. During summer you can enjoy very good music in this middle age location thanks to the Verucchio Music Festival, directed by the famous Italian pianist Ludovico Einaudi.
In Torriana you can visti Montebello Castle, built in the early 11th century to dominate the village. Montebello has recently become famous not only for its elegance, but also for the Azzurrina mystery, which narrates the story of the ghost of little Guendalina, daughter of the nobleman Ugolinuccio Malatesta, who disappeared during the summer solstice of 1375. Every 5 year on the date of the summer solstice it is possible to hear the steps of the little girl chasing her ball. Join one of the guided tours and help to solve the mystery of Azzurrina.
San Marino is famous all over the world as the oldest republic in history and was declared by UNESCO World Heritage Site. The entire old town centre is worth visiting, in particular St. Francis' Gate, the Basilica, the Palazzo Pubblico and the three towers. In July during the Medieval Days you can experience the ancient San Marino.
Sant'Agata Feltria, Pennabilli, Maiolo and Talamello are only some of the villages worth to be visited during you stay.
Every village has its own festival during the year, for example in Sant'Agata Feltria you can enjoy tasty and precious truffles.
What to do:
golf (in Verucchio), horse riding, hiking, mountain biking, cycling, climbing and free climbing are just some of the sports opportunities offered to our guests. You can cross the entire valley starting from the highest part in the Sasso Simone e Simoncello Nature Reserve which has a total of seven bridle paths. During winter you can also ski in Carpegna.
We also suggest you to drive slowly while approaching Palazzo Serre, because you may encounter roe deers, hares, foxes, porcupines, pheasants and wild boars.