Malatesta Fortress Entry Ticket
With this ticket to the Malatesta Fortress in Verucchio, the largest of the House of Malatesta's defenses, enjoy the most beautiful views of the Adriatic coast!
Please note: the fortress is open from 10:00 to 13:00, and 14:30 to 18:00. Departures are on Saturday and Sunday.
Cancellation policy: the tickets are non-refundable.
With this ticket, you can go to the Malatesta Fortress in Verucchio, one of the Malatesta family's best defenses. The Italian Tourist Club even gave Verucchio the orange flag because it has a great view of the Adriatic coast from the fortress. It is located on a rocky knoll in the small town of Verucchio, just a few steps from the coast of Rimini.
Galeotto Malatesta began construction on the Malatesta Castle in 1380, and his sons Andrea and Novello Malatesta continued his work after his death. The fortress was completely restored and finished in 1477 under papal rule. The stronghold is just one part of a much bigger system of defenses surrounding the town. It even fascinated Leonardo da Vinci when, on Cesare Borgia's request, he remained in Cesena in the summer of 1502 to survey and renovate the acquired feudal forts and upgrade the town defense. Some of his drawings of the fortress are kept at the Institut de France library in Paris.
It is also called "Rocca del Sasso" because of its unique location, which makes it different from Borgo di Verucchio and the best place to see the Adriatic Coast. As if it were the master of the whole valley, it offers a panoramic view of all the surrounding natural beauties. Don't postpone pleasure until tomorrow — enjoy the incredible beauty and power of nature in this fantastic place!