Montegridolfo is one of the “Borghi più Belli d’Italia”(“The Most Beautiful Villages in Italy“) and “Borghi-Viaggio Italiano” (“A Journey through Italian Villages“).
A delightful and inviting village the existence of which was already referred to around the year 1000, today it presents itself in its entirety, fully protected by high walls with a single access, its iconic tower overlooking the sixteenth-century door.
Careful restoration has rewarded its inhabitants and visitors with a sort of open-air museum and an evocative environment–a point of reference for quality hospitality in Valconca. Here, in fact, excellent accommodation facilities invite you to a stay in the sign of quiet and rarefied atmospheres, where cultural proposals play an important role.
Situated between the Conca and Foglia valleys, one’s gaze turns from Montegridolfo to a territory that was once the scene of bitter battles between two powers–the Lords of Montefeltro and Malatesta who ruled over it until 1500. Then also here, as in many parts of the surrounding area, the power passed into the hands of Duke Valentino Borgia, those of the Venetian Republic and therefore the Papal State.
The bitter clashes that took place in this area during the Second World War are remembered in the Gothic Line Museum which collects finds and testimonies of that event offering the possibility to visit two of the eleven shelters that were dug by civilians in 1944 for shelter during battles.