The name San Clemente has illustrious origins, in fact it derives from the bishop of Rome who was the third successor of St. Peter from 88 to 97 AD.
The small Malatesta village of which we have reports as far back as 962 when Ottone I gave it to the Counts of Carpegna, was then a property of the Malatesta family and on their downfall handed over first to the Serenissima then to the Church.
San Clemente has a historic centre surrounded by unmistakable walls and crossed by a single street that comes out into the main square where the Municipality and the Parish Church are housed, built in the 19th century on a project by the architect Luigi Poletti–founder father of the Galli Theatre in Rimini–on a pre-existing fourteenth-century building. Next to it there is the eastern Gate called Civic Tower from the Baroque period on which a tombstone is placed in memory of an illustrious citizen, dialectal poet Giustiniano Villa, born here in 1842, a well-known itinerant cantor of beauty and social justice.
On its territory, some country villages such as Agello and Castelleale, still maintain interesting medieval and Renaissance traces.
Today the town, in addition to having a flourishing agricultural activity, is definitely focusing on the food and wine offer, with a high-quality wine production thanks to excellent Sangiovese di Romagna. It is no coincidence that this municipality is included in the Associazione Nazionale Città del Vino (National Association of Wine Cities), to which an important festival is dedicated where you can appreciate the rich local production.