Montescudo

Province of Rimini, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

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About Montescudo

Montescudo 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.

Montescudo borders the following municipalities: Coriano, Faetano (San Marino), Gemmano, Monte Colombo, Sassofeltrio.

History

Montescudo is most likely of Etruscan origin. In Roman times it was a station of the military postal service from Rimini to Rome. In 1209 it was conquered by the emperor Otto I and was later under the Republic of Venice. In the late Middle Ages, through a series of bloody struggles, it was disputed by the Malatesta House of Rimini and the Dukes of Urbino. In 1509 it was ceded by the Venetian Republic to the Papal States.

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

Main attractions

Civic tower (14th century)

Remains of the walls erected by Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta, as well as of a Malatesta Fortress (castle).

La Ghiacciaia, an ice tank dating back to the Malatesta era.

Remains of the fifteenth-century church of Santa Maria Succurrente, in the hamlet of Valliano.

Source: Wikipedia
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