The lucky position of Gradara has made it, since ancient times, a crossroads of traffic and people. During the Middle Ages the fortress was one of the main theaters of clashes between the Papacy and the Marche and Romagna families. The history of Gradara is linked to the Roccaforte which stands on the hill on the border between Marche and Emilia Romagna in a strategic and breathtaking position.
It is a place rich in history and memories, and during each visit you can experience unique and unrepeatable emotions: remember the splendors of the powerful families who ruled here: Malatesta, Sforza and Della Rovere. Gradara Castle and its fortified village represent one of the best preserved medieval structures in Italy.
Frame of love for the unfortunate lovers who are immortalized by Dante in the Divine Comedy - V canto of Hell. "Amor, ch'a nullo amato amar perdona, mi prese del costui piacer sì forte, che, venire vedi, ancor non m'abbandona".
Gradara also won the "Borgo dei Borgi" award in 2018. One of the most beautiful villages in Italy, recognition for the enhancement of the historical, artistic and cultural heritage