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Tenaciously clung to the side of a high hill made of fluvial sediments and dominating the Savio valley, Sarsina was born thanks to its geographic position which was strategic for connections between the Tyrrhenian and Adriatic seas.

It is a very ancient city, founded by Umbrian people between the VI and the IV century B.C. In the III century B.C. Sarsina ruled a big state which was spread on the two sides of the Apennine ridge and embraced some Romagnole valleys and the upper Tiber. Economy was mostly connected to sheep-breeding and to woods (wool, animal skins, cheese, wood).

The first certain date in Sarsina history is the Roman conquest in 266 B.C., after which it became a federal city and was then municipalized. In 250 B.C. Tito Maccio Plauto was born in Sarsina; he was the most important latin playwright and today we own 21 comedies still successfully played.

Economy was once only agricultural, whereas nowadays, since the 1960s, it has significantly changed because of the establishment of some factories which gave birth to a fair handcrafts satellite.

Sarsina is now a touristic resort of great importance with excellent chances for the future, thanks to the big Archaeological Museum, the Basilica Co-cathedral (on the inside you will receive Saint Vicinio's Blessing, what attracts tens of thousands of pilgrims each year), the natural beauties and the quick link to the freeway E45.