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Sarsina is a village full of history and tradition located on the Tuscan-Romagna Apennines and birthplace of Tito Maccio Plauto, the greatest Latin playwright. The testimonies of the history of Sarsina are kept, not only in the Archaeological Museum and in the Basilica of San Vicinio, but also in the whole of the Historic Center, the Museum of Sacred Art and the small but charming medieval village of Calbano.
  • Village with castle
  • Village with walls
  • Village with towers
  • Suitable for disabled people
  • Camper parking area
Sarsina  | Giampaolo Bernabini
Sarsina
Giampaolo Bernabini
Sarsina  | Giampaolo Bernabini
Sarsina
Giampaolo Bernabini
Sarsina  | Archivio Comunale Sarsina
Sarsina
Archivio Comunale Sarsina
Sarsina  | Giampaolo Bernabini
Sarsina
Giampaolo Bernabini
Sarsina  | Archivio Comunale Sarsina
Sarsina
Archivio Comunale Sarsina
Sarsina  | Archivio Galleria Altra Romagna
Sarsina
Archivio Galleria Altra Romagna
Sarsina  | Giampaolo Bernabini
Sarsina
Giampaolo Bernabini
Sarsina  | Giampaolo Bernabini
Sarsina
Giampaolo Bernabini
Sarsina  | Roberto Segato
Sarsina
Roberto Segato
Sarsina  | Tullio Zoffoli
Sarsina
Tullio Zoffoli
Sarsina  | Gerardo Mastini
Sarsina
Gerardo Mastini
Sarsina  | Comune di Sarsina
Sarsina
Comune di Sarsina
Sarsina  | Alice Polverelli
Sarsina
Alice Polverelli
Sarsina  | Archivio Comunale Sarsina
Sarsina
Archivio Comunale Sarsina
Sarsina  | Filippo Venturi
Sarsina
Filippo Venturi
Sarsina  | Archivio Comunale Sarsina
Sarsina
Archivio Comunale Sarsina
Sarsina  | Gerardo Mastini
Sarsina
Gerardo Mastini
Sarsina  | Pro Loco
Sarsina
Pro Loco
Sarsina  | Archivio Comunale
Sarsina
Archivio Comunale
Sarsina  | Giampaolo Bernabini
Sarsina
Giampaolo Bernabini
Sarsina  | Pietro Parmeggiani
Sarsina
Pietro Parmeggiani
Sarsina  | Michele Crociani
Sarsina
Michele Crociani
Sarsina  | Giampaolo Bernabini
Sarsina
Giampaolo Bernabini
Sarsina  | Gerardo Mastini
Sarsina
Gerardo Mastini
A look at Sarsina
A look at Sarsina

About the village

Sarsina is a village of ancient origins, founded by a population of Umbrian origin between the VI and the IV century B.C. Already in the III century B.C. Sarsina ruled a great state to here and beyond the ridge of the Apennines which included some valleys of Romagna and the upper Tiber River. Conquered by Rome in 266 B.C., became first "Federated City" and then "Municipality". In 255-251 BC there was born Tito Maccio Plauto, the largest Latin comedy writer. Between the III and the IV century it had its first bishop, Vicinio, then became the patron saint of the diocese, whose fame as a healer and an exorcist was kept alive until our days. Decayed with the collapse of the Roman Empire, suffered devastation and looting and, while passing from one domain to another, managed to retain part of its importance as a bishopric. The numerous testimonies of the ancient and glorious roman history are distributed within the historic center and kept in the National Archaeological Museum: one of the most interesting of northern Italy. The large Plautus Square, situated in the middle of the civitas, in the area of the ancient roman forum, closes in a lounge with the agile frame of the loggia, under the gaze of the millenary Cathedral, laughing in the warm redness of the facade. It represents a true "living room" for the sarsinati (people of Sarsina) and for the numerous tourists that every year visit the village. The "murello" of the parvis, hospitable bench for joyful gatherings, has been refined with some monuments of the roman necropolis of Pian di Bezzo. Other findings can be found in the courtyard of the bishopric, to the right of the Basilica of San Vicinio: one of the most remarkable examples of Romanesque architecture in Romagna. Inside the Basilica are preserved the mortal remains of San Vicinio and its thaumaturgical "chain", to which thousands and thousands of pilgrims every year come to receive the traditional "blessing". The testimony of the history of Sarsina are also preserved not only in the Archaeological Museum and the Basilica of San Vicinio, but also to the whole of the historical center, the Museum of Sacred Art and the small but charming medieval village of Calbano. The "Plautus Festival", the "Roman Feast", the "Sagra della Pagnotta" and the Feast of San Vicinio are the events that celebrate every year the original enogastronomy and splendours of this village, able to surprise and fascinate even the most distracted tourists. The Plautina Arena, inaugurated in 1995, is located at the foot of the medieval village of Calbano on a gentle slope overlooking the media-Alta Valle del Savio. Provided by 2008 of a movable covering to protect both the public, both the stage, is able to accommodate up to 1,068 spectators in comfortable armchairs numbered. Every year - in the months of july and august - is here set up the prestigious Plautus Festival, recognized by the Ministry of Culture, already from 1996, theatrical festival of national importance. Established in 1956, every year proposes 12-15 drama staged by the most important theater companies and by the most renowned actors of the theater and of the national film industry.

For over 30 years, in the two Sundays before Easter, the most important spring event in Romagna has been taking place: Pagnotta Festival. For the occasion, the historic center of the Plautian city will come alive with stands of the most genuine Romagna food and wine and craftsmanship. The festival proposes to enhance one of the most original sweets of Romagna cuisine, typical of the Savio Valley and, in a very particular way, of Sarsina.
La Pagnotta has ancient origins and like many similar preparations, it was once nothing more than a sweetened bread, often enriched with some raisins, which was never missing in the farmers' houses.

Village of Sarsina
The Municipality of Sarsina
Province of Forlì-Cesena
Emilia-Romagna Region

inhabitants: 3.446
Altitude center: 243 m a.s.l.

The Municipality is part of:
Road of Wines and Flavors of the Hills of Forlì and Cesena

BY CAR

  • From the North: take the A14 motorway towards Ancona and exit at the Cesena Nord exit. Follow the direction Rome - Ravenna and continue on the SS 3BIS / E45 state road to Rome, exit at Sarsina and continue on the SP 138.
  • From the south: take the A14 motorway towards Bologna and exit at Cesena Nord, follow the direction for Rome - Ravenna, continue on the SS 3BIS / E45 state road to Rome, exit at Sarsina and continue on the SP 138.
  • From Ravenna: SS 16, take the SS 3BIS / E45 state road towards Rome, exit at Sarsina and continue on the SP 138.
  • From Rome: Take the A1 Rome - Florence motorway, exit at the Orte tollbooth, take the E45 towards Perugia - Cesena until the Sarsina exit, continue on the SP 138.

ON THE TRAIN

  • Cesena railway station

BY PLANE

  • Forlì airport
  • Rimini airport
  • Bologna airport

Sleep, eat, buy...

SIR immobiliare
P.za Giuseppe Garibaldi, 29 - 47011, Castrocaro Terme e Terra del Sole (Forli Cesena)
32.21 Kilometers from Sarsina

Events

from
saturday
1
august, 2020
to tuesday 18 august 2020

Plautus Festival

from
thursday
20
august, 2020
to friday 28 august 2020

San Vicinio

sunday
11
october, 2020

Sagra della Castagna

from
sunday
21
march, 2021
to sunday 28 march 2021

Loaf Festival

saturday
10
july, 2021

Roman Festival

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Sarsina as you know is a small village in the province of Forl- Cesena in Emilia Romagna, this village has the particularity every year in the middle of summer exactly from July 21 to August 17, 2019, to immerse its inhabitants and many visitors, in a timeless atmosphere of art, theater and culture, thanks to the Festival of Plautus, with a wink at the glories of ancient Rome. Sarsina and the Plauto Festival: a story that starts from a long time ago Plautus, whose full name is probably Tito Maccio Plautus was born ...
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