It was the first place we visited that day. I already set the alarm at 6:30 in the morning. The breakfast at the hotel will be at 7:30 AM. That time, I know for sure, I am done in preparing myself before the trip  begin.

Santarcangelo di Romagna is not so far from where we stayed during that 8-day trip in Italy  including San Marino. It is less than 20 kilometers from our hotel in Rimini. At 8:30 AM, the bus will already start moving. I was 5 minutes earlier  in going to the bus because I don’t want to be the last one. If you are  the last and worst will be late, you will surely caught the attention of other passengers.

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The Collegiate Church in the  middle of the image in  Santarcangelo di Romagna. It is one of the most important 18th century buildings in the whole territory of Rimini; built between 1744 and 1758 by Gian Francesco Buonamici, Chamber architect and architect of the cathedral of Ravenna, with its grandiose and refined interior similar to the Roman and Bolognese forms.

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A lovely alley with flowers, where we took sometime taking photos. The old town centre is a lively place of well-kept houses and mansions, excellent restaurants and wine bars, narrow streets leading to little squares where there is always something going on.

We did not booked the tour around the town but the transportation  in going there was already  included in our itinerary. I love it sometimes  exploring  a place by myself than going with a group because I find it faster in seeing the sight when I am alones. In short, we explored it by ourselves.  That time, it was also not so fast because my friend always wanted  me to take a lot of pictures of her using her camera and Iphone.  It took indeed a lot of time. I thought, I am only the camera addict but she is worst and she wanted to be photographed in all corners of the places we visited.   It was really time consuming. This is the reason why most of the times, I prefer to travel alone than being with somebody.

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The Triumphal Arch (1772-1777) in Santarcangelo di Romagna. It was designed by the architect Cosimo Morelli. Taken during our trip last March 2014.

It was only a short sightseeing in this small but lovely town of  Santarcangelo di Romagna.  We only  went around for  2 hours. Not that much to see and experience everything but I am glad, I was there once in my life.

If you are visiting this little but  lively town, don’t miss these sights;

  • Belltower
  • Triumphal Arch
  • Monumental Public Grotto
  • Historic and Archaeological Museum
  • Collegiate Church
  • Ancient Romaneque Church of Saint Michael Archangel
  • Sferisterio
  • Monache Square
  • Malatesta Fortress (private property of the Colonna family), built in 1386 and of a structure with three polygonal bastions completed by Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta in 1447