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Santa Sofia

Where contemporary art blends with nature

Santa Sofia is a land border between Romagna and Tuscany, is reflected in the Bidente river and enjoys the majestic nature that surrounds it, consisting of beautiful forests and fields that are lost in the horizon.

The town, like other surrounding municipalities, is part of that area of territories that until 1923 were part of the Tuscany region and now belong to the Romagna administration.

This country has long been divided in half by a State border: tuscan and romagnolo styles here you meet and melt, as can be seen also in the typical architecture of several buildings that make up the town.

It is certain though that Santa Sofia can be defined without doubts as the center of contemporary art of Romagna Apennines. A real reference of excellence thanks to the contemporary art gallery “Vero Stoppioni?” and Parco di Sculture all’aperto, which features several works by artists of national and international caliber, intertwined with the environment nearby, a place to discover and get involved.

Events in the city

The Stories Of Our Land

Santa Sofia is part of the “Città Slow” network, the Italian network of cities of good living, with its itineraries along the Bidente river and the fascinating corners of the historic center, invites to a lifestyle of relaxation and live “slow”. The events that follow one another from season to season are numerous: in spring we organize excursions or horse riding in the Parco Nazionali delle Foreste Casentinesi, while in August you can enjoy the historical center thanks to the Buskers Festival, dedicated at the performing arts, finally during the winter there is the possibility to ski or undertake snowshoeing along the Campigna slopes. Speaking of art, it is impossible not to mention the Campigna Award, which offers prestigious exhibitions dedicated to contemporary art, at the “Vero Stoppioni” art gallery, creative workshops and workshops. On the handicraft side, instead, the Olivetti printed canvas workshop, present in Santa Sofia, opened at the beginning of the ’70s. The printed romagnole paintings are a typical artisan form of the territory, whose origins date back to the 1700s when the cattle were covered with cloths bearing the medallion depicting S. Antonio Abate. Many culinary specialties of the area are recognized as slow food principals: among these the tortello to the slab, the sausage “matta”, the Raviggiolo cheese and the tasty fruits of the undergrowth.

Art, culture and history Between pilgrims' streets and ancient hermitages Beauties between living and enjoying

A holiday tailored to suit every taste

In Romagna Toscana the typical hospitality of Romagna and Tuscany come together to give life to a combination of tradition, kindness and genuineness. The several accommodation facilities are ready to meet the most diverse needs: whether you come to this area to spend a family weekend, or a holiday full of sport or spirituality. Or that you choose these lands to enjoy a relaxing day in a spa, to follow a tasting of gastronomic delights. The reception of the operators and of the receptive tissue will be able to satisfy every single need. This middle ground is an ideal holiday destination, thanks to the many souls that belong to it and that makes available to a sensitive public and lover of beautiful things.

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