Montefiore Conca

Montefiore ConcaCastello di Montefiore

Montefiore is the medieval capital of the Conca Valley and one of the countries of the Signoria Malatesta most intact and fascinating. No coincidence that Montefiore is part of the prestigious circuit of the “most beautiful villages of Italy”. Montefiore is a destination not to be missed at any time of the year: winter whitening the peaks that surround it and the Living Nativity slips between the old walls; in spring when the flowery countryside is revealed and Easter rites take you back in time; in the summer when the squares and the courtyard of the fortress resound with music and voices and festivals follow one another, between art and performances; autumn with the scents and flavors of the land abundant in quantity and quality, including chestnuts and extra virgin olive oil. And ‘certain that in 1347 the fortress had to be already built and running, much to host that year the King and Queen of Hungary. The castle was then under the rule of the Malatesta family until 1458, when the following year was occupied by Federico di Montefeltro. Born with only defensive functions, the Castrum Montis Floris was expanded on the basis of residence in the first half of the ‘300 and later renovated and decorated by Sigismondo Pandolfo in the early decades of the fifteenth century. These were the times of the development and the village was enriched with palaces, churches and monasteries, of which there are signs and traces. With the fall of the Malatesta was the Borgia to rule, followed by the Republic of Venice and the Prince of Macedonia Constantine Comnenus, who died here in 1530. Then it was the Church to dominate as in the rest of Romagna. Today gratifies the visitor in its entirety. Next to the beauty of the landscape, monuments, primarily the Rocca, there is the chance to live the ancient paths to use on foot, horseback or bicycle. Paths that lead from Pedrosa locality Gemmano and Onferno Grotte through the stream Ventena and lush forests. Montefiore, with its imposing castle, stands on one of the highest hills of the Conca Valley, allowing an overview of the coast and the entire lower valley: a unique landscape, full of light and colors that offers tourists one of most beautiful courses they have ever seen, an excuse to spend a carefree day in the hills, castles, churches and history.


Montefiore Conca