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Longiano is located in the Valley of the Rubicone on the first hills in the territory between Cesena and Rimini, in Emilia Romagna, a few km away from the Via Emilia. The old town centre of Longiano, a well preserved hamlet of medieval origins surrounded by double city walls, offers various historical and artistic evidence, with lots of places to discover and rediscover.

Its origins probably date back to a period of time between the VII and VIII century, when the population of the area moved from the plain to the hill, to take shelter from Langobard raids. Longiano reached its greatest rise in popularity when it became the residence of Malatesta family. Subsequently it belonged to the Papal State, and it was also a Venetian dominion for a short time as the monumental tub in the courtyard of the Castello shows. In 1790 it went under Napoleon's sovereignty as the whole Romagna. During World War II Longiano, not so far from the Gothic Line, suffered numerous damages due to the bombing by the Allies: what remains as the evidence is the Rifugio Bellico, that partly crosses the old town centre.

First of all, you should visit the Castello Malatestiano, and also the treasures of the Fondazione Balestra that are guarded there: an authentic collection of works by the greatest artists of the Novecento Italiano, like Guttuso, Maccari, Morandi, De Pisis, Vespignani and a small and precious selection of works by foreign artists like Chagall, Goya, Matisse, Kokoschka and others. The visit continues during four other authentic museums, that show the city's care for culture and art: the Museo Italiano della Ghisa, that exhibits elements of urban decor made between 1800 and 1900 and restored by Neri SPA company; the Museo del Territorio, that collects tools from ancient crafts and evidence of the farming world; the Museo d'Arte Sacra, that inside the exquisite Baroque Oratorio di San Giuseppe collects numerous artworks, vestments, relics and sacred decors; and finally the Galleria delle Maschere della Commedia dell’Arte inside the rooms of the former Convento di San Girolamo, with bronze sculptures made by the artist Domenico Neri. The Rifugio Bellico, a tunnel dug from a rock, that crosses the Old Town centre from Via Porta del Ponte to Via Santa Chiara, is the evidence of the dramatic days of the Front passing and the bombing that also heavily affected Longiano during World War II. The Teatro Petrella is a nineteenth-century jewel, a typical example of an Italian theatre, finely decorated and characterised by an extraordinary acoustics and by a still very lively artistic activity. You can also visit interesting historical churches: the Santurario del SS Crocifisso, that guards a wooden crucifix of the XIII century by an anonymous artist of Giunta Pisano's school, and the Collegiata di San Cristoforo, with masterpieces from 1600 and 1700.

The hamlet rises in a generous territory that offers numerous typical products: from honey to the greatest wines of the Romagna area like Sangiovese and Trebbiano, or even to a scented extra virgin olive oil. Many companies offer the possibility to taste their products on the spot and it also possible to visit the ancient mill Turchi di Balignano. Also, numerous fruit trees colour the countryside during spring: cherry-trees, plum trees, apricot and the DOP nectarine peach. The culinary specialties of Longiano's cuisine are the simple and the tasty ones of the Romagna. Among the fist courses we can find cappelletti, passatelli, tagliatelle al ragù, lasagne, strozzapreti and “puntarine” (a type of pasta). While among the second courses, in addition to the classic piadina romagnola, you can try the rabbit with roasted potatoes, grilled wether, game, meat and cold cuts from "Mora romagnola" and refined pork meat. 

The Municipality of Longiano
Province of Forlì-Cesena
Emilia Romagna Region

Inhabitants: 7.126
Altitude centre: 179 m s.l.m.

The Municipality is part of:
 
Paesi bandiera arancione
Strada dei Vini e dei Sapori dei Colli di Forlì e di Cesena
Unione del Rubicone e Mare

Municipality of Longiano
Piazza Tre Martiri 8 - Longiano (FC)
Tel. +39 0547 666411

Tourstic Office of Longiano
Via Porta del Girone 2 - Longiano (FC)
Tel. +39 0547 665484

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Next or present Events

  • Plein Air. Camper and Outdoor Tourism
    From 22-09-2018
    To 23-09-2018
    Festival

    Add to calendar 2018-09-22 2018-09-23 Europe/Rome Plein Air. Camper and Outdoor Tourism Longiano

  • Feast of the Grapes
    07-10-2018
    Feasts

    Add to calendar 2018-10-07 2018-10-07 Europe/Rome Feast of the Grapes Longiano

  • Orange Flag Day
    14-10-2018
    Festival

    Add to calendar 2018-10-14 2018-10-14 Europe/Rome Orange Flag Day Longiano

  • Longiano of the Cribs XXVIII Edition
    From 08-12-2018
    To 13-01-2019
    Street markets

    Add to calendar 2018-12-08 2019-01-13 Europe/Rome Longiano of the Cribs XXVIII Edition Cultural, tourist and gastronomic itinerary to live Longiano during the Christmas period: a path of about one hundred cribs. Longiano

    Cultural, tourist and gastronomic itinerary to live Longiano during the Christmas period: a path of about one hundred cribs.

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  • Crafts
    05-05-2019
    Street markets

    Add to calendar 2019-05-05 2019-05-05 Europe/Rome Crafts Event in the historical center to rediscover the objects of the past, the games of the grandparents, the tools of ancient crafts, protagonist the Museum of the Territory. Longiano

    Event in the historical center to rediscover the objects of the past, the games of the grandparents, the tools of ancient crafts, protagonist the Museum of the Territory.

  • Wines and Flavors in the Streets
    13-07-2019
    Street markets

    Add to calendar 2019-07-13 2019-07-13 Europe/Rome Wines and Flavors in the Streets Longiano

  • SS. Crocifisso
    26-07-2019
    Patronal parties

    Add to calendar 2019-07-26 2019-07-26 Europe/Rome SS. Crocifisso Longiano

  • Longiano week
    From 20-07-2019
    To 31-07-2019
    Festival

    Add to calendar 2019-07-20 2019-07-31 Europe/Rome Longiano week Longiano

  • Longiano in Bicycle -2 X GOOD
    From 21-09-2019
    To 15-09-2019
    Sports

    Add to calendar 2019-09-21 2019-09-15 Europe/Rome Longiano in Bicycle -2 X GOOD Longiano

Past Events

  • Days of Ecclesiastical Museums
    From 21-10-2017
    To 22-10-2017
    Excursions

    Organization by the municipal administration of Longiano, in collaboration with the Collegiate Church of San Cristoforo and the Museum of Sacred Art of Longiano.

  • Cherry Festival
    From 01-06-2018
    To 03-06-2018
    Feasts

    Shows, entertainment, music, games and food stands and tasting of products based on cherries by the Pro loco of Longiano.
    Free Admission

Other Events

  • from October to May - Teatro Petrella season
  • July and August - The sounds of the hamlet
  • Every Friday morning - Weekly Market in Piazza Tre Martiri
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