Montefeltro, The Dukedom of Urbino, the lands of the Malatesta family going towards Rimini and reaching the Republic of San Marino. Here, it is sufficient to locate the Locanda San Leone in its territory to understand which lucky crossroads of occasions for visits this dwelling represents. If you want to proceed for a few kilometres, you can then travel towards the churches and museums of Ravenna or in the direction of the Dukedomes and the thousands villages of Tuscany, Marche and Romagna.
A little miracle, if you think that nearest airport, railway station and motorway toll are only a half-an-hour’s drive away, the same time needed to get to the Adriatic sea.
The locality of the Locanda San Leone is also surrounded by nature, e.g. the woods of the Montefeltro or the Marecchia river bed, the river which crosses the property. Nature that you encounter going for a walk or riding a bycicle, just past the park and the swimming pool.
Per Eventi, manifestazioni ed escursioni
The impressive buttress rock housing the San Leo fortress stands just above. You go down the same roads that led Dante and Saint Francis from Assisi to the village. You walk through the walls where the Count of Cagliostro was confined, and met his death here. The pre-Romanesque parish church, the Romanesque lumbard cathedral from the 12° century, the fortress itself, besides the Museum of holy arts housed in a palace pertaining to the Medici family, are some of the vestiges that you encounter when visiting San Leo. Between the small town and the Locanda San Leone historical events have been witnessed by the castles of Pietracuta and Piega, the Dominican convent of Monte di Pietracuta and the church of Montemaggio.
But if you only want to take a short walk from the Locanda, then you can choose to visit one of the most precious treasures among these territories: the Franciscan convent of Saint Igne. Its foundation dates back to the same period of the birth of the Locanda, in the13°century. It was Saint Francis from Assisi who brought the convent to life, and to whom the place was donated in the period in which he had visited San Leo. An quiet place, with great spirituality, where “the poor man from Assisi” and his friars loved spending hours dedicating themselves to prayer. A place for meditation which has preserved its charm untouched, far from mass tourism routes.
Another occasion for visits that the Locanda San Leone donates to his guests, a rare crossroads of cultures among the most ancient and fascinating that the Bel Paese can offer.