Marche and Romagna

South of Case San Bartolo are the towns of Pesaro, with its beautiful Palazzo Ducale built in the mid-15th century, Fano and Senigallia, which are well worth a visit. To the north there is Rimini, with its famous Roman remains; Il Ponte di Tiberio, l’Arco di Augusto, and la Casa del Chirurgo, as well as the imposing Castel Sismondo from the Renaissance and Tempio Malatestiano. Further inland, there are the medieval villages of Urbino, Gradara, Montefiore, Saludecio, Mondaino, San Leo, San Marino, Santarcangelo and Verucchio.

Music lovers and dancers

For opera lovers, the ‘Rossini Opera Festival’ is organized in Pesaro in July and August, with an internationally interesting program. Italy’s great opera composer Gioachino Rossini was born here in 1792.
For jazz lovers there is the ‘Fano Jazz by the Sea’, an internationally renowned festival that takes place the last 10 days of July.
For lovers of swing and rock and roll there is the ‘Summer Jamboree Festival’ in Senigallia the first week of August.

Auto and motorsport

Nearby, you will also find numerous minimotorcycle and cart circuits suitable for both children and adults. The motorcycling world champion, Valentino Rossi, did his first laps on these circuits as a child. He grew up and still lives in Tavullia, a town nearby, which is also where theValentino Rossi Fan Club is located.

Theme Parks

There are various theme parks in Le Marche and Romagna such as: Aquafan, Oltremare, Mirabilandia and the Cattolica aquarium ‘Parco le Navi’.

And for those who love shopping in the area, there are many outlets of the most famous brands.

Cities and Natural Monuments

If you have a little more time, you can choose to go out for a day and visit:

Ravenna: (km 80) the Byzantine mosaics
Ferrara: (km 154) Palazzo dei Diamanti
Chioggia: (km 176) nicknamed the “little Venice”
Venice: (km 224)
Ascoli Piceno: (km196) historical center in travertine

And further the beauties of nature:

– The Frasassi Caves are one of the largest stalagmite and stalactite caves in Europe. The caves are more than 18 km long, of which 1,000 m are open to the public with ceilings up to 240 m. They are located southwest of the city of Pesaro, 100 km away.

– The Gola del Furlo, a fascinating gorge in the province of Pesaro-Urbino, is 60 km from Case San Bartolo. Several trails can be hiked between the gorge, admiring spectacular scenery. It is also possible to swim in various ravines of the river and rent canoes.

On the route, there is a beautiful Roman church, the Abbazia di San Vincenzo del Furlo, which dates back to the 6th century AD and is well worth a visit.