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Longiano, located a few kilometers from the Via Emilia, is a medieval village surrounded by a double wall and well preserved. The historic center offers numerous historical and artistic testimonies to discover, first of all, a visit to the Malatesta Castle cannot be missed.
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About the village

Longiano is located in the Valley of the Rubicone on the first hills in the territory between Cesena and Rimini, in Emilia Romagna, a few km away from the Via Emilia. The old town centre of Longiano, a well preserved hamlet of medieval origins surrounded by double city walls, offers various historical and artistic evidence, with lots of places to discover and rediscover.

Its origins probably date back to a period of time between the VII and VIII century, when the population of the area moved from the plain to the hill, to take shelter from Langobard raids. Longiano reached its greatest rise in popularity when it became the residence of Malatesta family. Subsequently it belonged to the Papal State, and it was also a Venetian dominion for a short time as the monumental tub in the courtyard of the Castello shows. In 1790 it went under Napoleon's sovereignty as the whole Romagna. During World War II Longiano, not so far from the Gothic Line, suffered numerous damages due to the bombing by the Allies: what remains as the evidence is the Rifugio Bellico, that partly crosses the old town centre.

First of all, you should visit the Castello Malatestiano, and also the treasures of the Fondazione Balestra that are guarded there: an authentic collection of works by the greatest artists of the Novecento Italiano, like Guttuso, Maccari, Morandi, De Pisis, Vespignani and a small and precious selection of works by foreign artists like Chagall, Goya, Matisse, Kokoschka and others. The visit continues during four other authentic museums, that show the city's care for culture and art: the Museo Italiano della Ghisa, that exhibits elements of urban decor made between 1800 and 1900 and restored by Neri SPA company; the Museo del Territorio, that collects tools from ancient crafts and evidence of the farming world; the Museo d'Arte Sacra, that inside the exquisite Baroque Oratorio di San Giuseppe collects numerous artworks, vestments, relics and sacred decors; and finally the Galleria delle Maschere della Commedia dell’Arte inside the rooms of the former Convento di San Girolamo, with bronze sculptures made by the artist Domenico Neri. The Rifugio Bellico, a tunnel dug from a rock, that crosses the Old Town centre from Via Porta del Ponte to Via Santa Chiara, is the evidence of the dramatic days of the Front passing and the bombing that also heavily affected Longiano during World War II. The Teatro Petrella is a nineteenth-century jewel, a typical example of an Italian theatre, finely decorated and characterised by an extraordinary acoustics and by a still very lively artistic activity. You can also visit interesting historical churches: the Santurario del SS Crocifisso, that guards a wooden crucifix of the XIII century by an anonymous artist of Giunta Pisano's school, and the Collegiata di San Cristoforo, with masterpieces from 1600 and 1700.

The hamlet rises in a generous territory that offers numerous typical products: from honey to the greatest wines of the Romagna area like Sangiovese and Trebbiano, or even to a scented extra virgin olive oil. Many companies offer the possibility to taste their products on the spot and it also possible to visit the ancient mill Turchi di Balignano. Also, numerous fruit trees colour the countryside during spring: cherry-trees, plum trees, apricot and the DOP nectarine peach. The culinary specialties of Longiano's cuisine are the simple and the tasty ones of the Romagna. Among the fist courses we can find cappelletti, passatelli, tagliatelle al ragù, lasagne, strozzapreti and “puntarine” (a type of pasta). While among the second courses, in addition to the classic piadina romagnola, you can try the rabbit with roasted potatoes, grilled wether, game, meat and cold cuts from "Mora romagnola" and refined pork meat. 

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

Inhabitants: 7.126
Altitude centre: 179 m s.l.m.

The Municipality is part of:
 
Paesi bandiera arancione
Strada dei Vini e dei Sapori dei Colli di Forlì e di Cesena
Unione del Rubicone e Mare

Municipality of Longiano
Piazza Tre Martiri 8 - Longiano (FC)
Tel. +39 0547 666411

BY CAR

  • From Bologna: From the A14 motorway towards Ancona, take the Cesena Nord exit, take the E45 towards Rome, exit at Cesena Secante and follow towards Cesena taking the SS 9 Via Emilia, continue towards Budrio, Massa, Longiano.
  • From Ancona: From the A14 motorway towards Bologna, exit at the Rimini Nord - Bellaria - Santarcangelo tollbooth, continue towards San Vito di Rimini, Savignano sul Rubicone, Longiano.
  • From Forlì: Take the SS 9 Via Emilia towards Forlimpopoli, Cesena, Budrio, Massa, Longiano.
  • From Ravenna: From the E45 towards Rome, exit at Cesena Secante, near Cesena continue on the SS 9 Via Emilia, follow the direction Budrio, Massa, Longiano.
  • From Rimini: Take the SS 9 Via Emilia towards Santarcangelo di Romagna, Savignano sul Rubicone, Longiano.

ON THE TRAIN

  • Savignano sul Rubicone railway station
  • Cesena railway station

BY PLANE

  • Rimini airport
  • Forlì airport
  • Bologna airport

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Events

from
saturday
19
september, 2020
to sunday 20 september 2020

Longiano in Bicycle -2 X GOOD

from
saturday
26
september, 2020
to sunday 27 september 2020

Plein Air. Camper and Outdoor Tourism

sunday
4
october, 2020

Feast of the Grapes

sunday
11
october, 2020

Orange Flag Day

sunday
2
may, 2021

Crafts

saturday
10
july, 2021

Wines and Flavors in the Streets

from
tuesday
20
july, 2021
to saturday 31 july 2021

Longiano week

monday
26
july, 2021

SS. Crocifisso

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