Monte Colombo

Province of Rimini, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

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About Monte Colombo

Monte Colombo is a fraction and former municipality (municipality) in the province of Rimini in the Italian region of Emilia-Romagna, located approximately 120 kilometers (75 miles) south-east of Bologna and approximately 15 kilometers (9 miles) south of Rimini.

Monte Colombo borders the following municipalities: Coriano, Gemmano, Montescudo, San Clemente.

History

Although the area housed some residences and settlements scattered throughout the Roman and Byzantine periods, the current city originated in the Middle Ages from a castle built here by the Malatesta family. After the fall of the latter and a short period under Cesare Borgia, Monte Colombo was acquired by the Republic of Venice, which however ceded it to the Papal States in 1509-10.

On 1st January 2016 Monte Colombo joined Montescudo to form the new municipality of Montescudo-Monte Colombo.

Main attractions

Malatesta Castle, with adjoining village (XIV century)

Castle (fortified village) of San Savino, dating from the late fifteenth century

Bridge over the Rio Calamino (18th century)

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