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The blessing of Romagna Apennines

Sarsina is perched, suggestively, along the sides of a hill overlooking the valley crossed by the river Savio.

It is known for being the birthplace of the great Latin playwright Tito Maccio Plauto (255-251 B.C.) who, surrounded by the majesty of the Romagna Apennines, found sure inspiration for his famous drama.

Its strategic position, along a crossroads of important commercial streets, has meant that this village prospered since its very ancient foundation (VI century BC), by Umbrian populations. The long history of this Municipality is also evident in the numerous archaeological finds, which can now be admired in the National Archaeological Museum, and on display in the wide and welcoming Piazza Plauto and along the streets and alleys of the historic center.

Sarsina is the destination of a mainly religious tourism: an attraction that attracts large numbers of pilgrims is the Basilica Cattedrale Santuario di San Vicinio, where it is possible to receive the "Benedizione di San Vicinio", patron saint of the Diocese.

 

events in the city
The Stories Of Our Land

Sarsina, birthplace of Tito Maccio Plauto, organizes in his honor, since 1956, the Plautus Festival: a classical theater event of international importance. Every year, in the months of July and August, the Festival offers about 15 theatrical performances set up inside the Plautina Arena, located at the foot of the charming village of Calbano. Sarsina, birthplace of Tito Maccio Plauto, organizes in his honor, since 1956, the Plautus Festival: a classical theater event of international importance. Every year, in the months of July and August, the Festival offers about 15 theatrical performances set up inside the Plautina Arena, located at the foot of the charming village of Calbano. Other events taking place in Sarsina feature the typical gastronomic features of the Savio river valley and its ancient history. It is impossible to miss the Sagra della Pagnotta Pasquale, which takes place on the two Sundays preceding Easter and celebrates this “special dessert", and the tasting of other products such as the salsiccia matta and the rustic "guscioni", puff pastry with a pumpkin filling and potatoes or field herbs, cooked on the plate. Another important event that takes place in the City Plautina, is the "Festa Romana", a roman fest which scheduled every second Saturday in July. On this day Sarsina will be decorated with columns, capitals, brazier statues and will teem with shows and people in Roman costume. TheBasilica Cattedrale Santuario di San Vicinio, built in Romanesque style around the year one thousand, attracts thousands of pilgrims every year from all over the peninsula to receive the Blessing with the thaumaturgical "chain" of the Saint: relic witness of the sanctity of Vicinio, from him used as an instrument of penance. The tourist who wants to visit the City of Sarsina can not absolutely neglect the Museo Archeologico Nazionale: one of the most important in northern Italy for the richness and variety of the artifacts held there.

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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