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SAN LEO

SAN LEO

SAN LEO - VOLENDO VIAGGI

San Leo, is a spectacular cliff top town and fortress which dominates the Marecchia Valley. Due to its naturally impregnable position on inaccessible high ground, it was an important strategic stronghold in the Montefeltro area, and through the ages it was dominated and contended for by many, including the Medici and Della Rovere families.

The history and legend which surround this important village were further enriched by many famous visitors to the town among whom St. Francis of Assisi, and Dante who mentioned San Leo in his Divine Comedy. The imposing fortress of San Leo was designed by the multi-talented Renaissance architect, Francesco Di Giorgio Martini, and is an outstanding example of military and defensive architecture in Italy.

It was here, in the fortress of San Leo that the enigmatic adventurer the Count of Cagliostro was imprisoned for heresy until his death by the Inquisition.


GUIDE IN SAN LEO, 2 hours
Group up to 30 pax euro 5,00 per person
Every person more euro 1,00

GUIDED TOUR

For its position already, San Leo is worth a visit!
Nestled on top of a huge rock, the middle age fortress guards still today the pretty village.

The City center, Piazza Dante:
It is a typical structure of the middle Ages, definitely the most important period, time in which the splendid churches of Pieve (Parish church) and Duomo (Cathedral) were built. Especially the Pieve is considered one of the oldest and purest in Romanesque styled churches in all Central Italy.
Once there, to reach the Fortress entrance there is a further 10 mins walk.

The Fortress
Built by the famous engineer Francesco di Giorgio Martini, it has been used for military purposes until the beginning on XX c. In the long series of historical events which occurred there, it is interesting to mention the famous CAGLIOSTRO, one of the most mysterious personalities of the XVIII c. Here he was imprisoned for witchcraft until death in 1795.

Entrance ticket to the fortress
- adults €8,00
- children (from 6 up to 14 years) €3,00
- School group (primary school and secondary school) €3,00
- School group (high school) €4,00
- Senior (over 65) € 5,00
- Students (over 14) € 5,00
- disabled € 5,00
-Groups (min. 15 persons) € 6,00
- 01 FREE ENTRANCE for the group leader

See here our photos of San Leo