Rocca San Casciano is grafted, like a precious Pearl, in the Valley of the river Montone, which probably owes its name, considered that once the mutton was called “Casatico”.
The roots of this village are knotted with the vicissitudes between Romagna and Tuscany: since 1400 it has been part of the Florentine Republic and subsequently of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany, and then moved to the province of Forlì in 1923..
At Rocca San Casciano, the Abbazia San Donnino in Soglio, one of the oldest in the Romagna Toscana, is an ancient and suggestive building in the late Gothic style, of which we have news since 1214.
At the center of the village is the square dedicated to Garibaldi, with an unusual triangle shape, which is why it is nicely defined as “baccalà” (codfish) by the locals.
Rocca San Casciano also offers organized nature trails, known as the “Percorsi della Margherita” (Daisy Paths): these are divided into several circular routes, which branch off around the village and rise to the adjacent hills. The paths overlook an enchanting landscape: in the foreground the gentle valley of the Montone and further on the horizon, an endless and imposing mountain range.
Rocca San Casciano is especially known for an event that has become more and more famous with the passing of time: la Festa del Falò, a famous and unique event throughout Italy. A magical night, whose roots are lost in the past, which has become increasingly important and known nationally. The party is based on the rivalry between two districts and involves the ignition of huge bonfires by the two factions: the faction is rewarded that can access the haystack faster and to make the flames reach the greater height. The competition between the two Rioni in the race is really engaging and ends late at night with the dances in the square and parades of allegorical floats. Another folkloristic event, characteristic of the village, is the Sagra dei Sapori e Mercati d’autunno, organized by the Pro Loco, in the month of October, during which it is possible to let yourself be conquered by the local food and wine delicacies.Art, culture and history Among the streets of pilgrims and ancient hermitages Beauties between living and enjoying
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