The town of Castrocaro Terme and Terra del Sole rises on the hills of the Tuscan-Romagnolo Apennines and is known to the general public for the baths and for the singing event dedicated to new talents. Castrocaro owes its fame especially to the spa that developed in the late 1800s thanks to the figure of Aristide Conti. But Castrocaro Terme is even more.
The old town offers a medieval setting of great effect, interrupted here and there by numerous renaissance buildings and the imposing Fortress, which you discover along the narrow cobbled streets that intertwine for the village. This monumental building, today is home to the Medieval Museum, which houses a permanent historical exhibition, the Enoteca della Strada dei Vini e dei Sapori.
Terra del Sole, on the other hand, is a renaissance wonder, emblem of the noble power of the time and strongly desired by Cosimo I De Medici. The town was built in 1564 according to the urban canons of that time, which were based on a harmonious respect between space and volume: its walls contain buildings arranged with symmetrical regularity, in a rare example of military architecture.
In the surroundings of Castrocaro there is also space for a more intimate spirituality: the Eremo di Monte Paolo, is an hermitage not far from the center, allows you to live a contemplative experience, following the example of Saint Antonio da Padova who chose it as a place of withdrawal in 1221.