This region is effectively made up of two distinct parts, Emilia and Romagna.
In short, Emilia means ham, cheese and Ferraris; Romagna means Sangiovese wine, the Adriatic Coast and culture.
Santarcangelo is a beautiful and well preserved medieval village located on top of a hill. Its history and ancient roots go back to 1462 when a fortress was built by the reigning Malatesta dynasty. In 1863 Santarcangelo di Romagna received the title of 'city' and it is here where the painter Guido Cagnacci, poet Tonino Guerra, and actor Paolo Carlini were born. It is also where the Italian historian Gioacchino Volpe lived for many years on the estate of Spinalbeto. It is a very attractive village with shop, restaurants and several cafes to sit and observe the 'la passeggiata' (evening stroll).
We think the hotel we've chosen for this holiday is, quite simply, marvellous! It is located a few miles outside of the medieval fortress town of Santarcangelo and surrounded by fields of sunflowers and grape vines. Rated as 3* this family run hotel is pleasingly modern and built around a courtyard. The spacious en-suite bedrooms have all the comfort and modern facilities you require. There is a restaurant where you’ll have your breakfast and even a cellar for wine tasting. In this region it is a given that you will enjoy wonderful food and wine as part of your holiday and we will happily recommend our favourite nearby restaurants to you for evenings when food is not included.
Your holiday details:
- 5 nights with bed & breakfast
- welcome aperitivo
- 1 traditional dinner with wine tasting
- 1 country dinner (ham. cheese, salami, piadina and vegetables)
- fresh pasta making cookery course
- information pack with maps and guides to the area
- support from our local guide
- 5 nights B&B
- Welcome aperitivo
- Pasta cookery course
- 1 traditional dinner & wine tasting
- 1 country dinner
- Information pack
- Car hire
- Evening meals
- Travel insurance