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The town territory is wider than 100 km 2 and runs from Borrello stream valley to Savio and all along Para stream. The landscape varies and Mount Rocchetta (812 mt) is the highest peak.  

Inhabitants (31-12-2006):

3659

Surface:

101 Km²

Altitude above sea level of Sarsina

243 m.

Region:

Emilia-Romagna

Province:

Forlì-Cesena

Zip code:

47027


Not only does Sarsina boast historical and artistic interests, but also cultural and naturalistic attractions.

The Giants' pots, along Molinello stream, and the Lagaccio ditch, just outside Sarsina on the way to Bagno di Romagna, are a particular phenomenon of fluvial erosion, which is considered unique in Romagna and very rare in Italy.

Wide north-western region is of great interest too. There is an unpolluted environment almost without settlement, where you can see the remains of humble houses and the ruins of the parishes of Careste, Ruscello and Badia San Salvatore in Montalto, an ideal destination for excursions.

In this area, the group "Anonimous pedallers" from Sarsina has traced some paths for mountain bikes at the beginning of the way to Careste. They are considered among the most beautiful paths in Italy and are well signalled according to the difficulty level.

Also the stretch of river Savio between Valbiano and Quarto is particularly worth.

The river is equipped for canoeing in Ponte di Saraffa resort, thanks to the sportsgroup "Canoa Corebo" from Cesena.

The small village Calbano is not to be missed. It is composed by small houses, narrow streets, stone steps, a little church and two beautiful defence towers - like a filmset. Nowadays Calbano has been remodelled and is inhabited by 12 families. Just below Calbano, the Plautine Arena has been built in a natural degrading bed for summer classical plays. The acoustics is excellent, the visibility is perfect, there are 1100 seats: this is why the Arena and its plays are an important attraction of Sarsina.

The two castles on the way to San Martino-Monteriolo date back to Middle Ages: the "Casalecchio Castle" and the Baronial Palace of Piano.

Also the stretch of territory towards Borello stream valley is to be mentioned.

The most ancient village Ranchio is very characteristic, built on a rocky spur. In the parish you will find a Roman sarcophagus and some paintings by the painter Michele Valbonesi (1731-1808).

Not far from Ranchio there is Pieve di Rivoschio, an attractive hilly resort which was a Resistance headquarter during the Second World War (VIII Brigata Partigiana "Garibaldi"). In memory of this, a Park dedicated to Resistance and Peace was built, and during summer a dialect theatre festival takes place there.