Comune

Montescudo

Montescudo, (Rimini)
Montescudo is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Rimini in the Italian region Emilia-Romagna, located about 120 kilometres (75 mi) southeast of Bologna and about 15 kilometres (9 mi) south of Rimini.Montescudo borders the following municipalities: Coriano, Faetano (San Marino), Gemmano, Monte Colombo, Sassofeltrio.HistoryMontescudo is most likely of Etruscan origin. In the Roman era it was a station of the military mail service from Rimini to Rome. In 1209 it was conquered by Emperor Otto I, and later was under the Republic of Venice. In the late Middle Ages, through a series of bloody struggles, it was contended by the House of Malatesta of Rimini and by the Dukes of Urbino. In 1509 it was ceded by the Republic of Venice to the Papal States.Main sightsCivic Tower (14th century)Remains of the walls erected by Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta, as well as of a Rocca Malatestiana (castle).The Ghiacciaia, an ice reservoir dating from the Malatestian era.Remains of the 15th century church of Santa Maria Succurrente, in the frazione of Valliano.ReferencesExternal linksOfficial website

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