Listed as one of the “Most Beautiful Villages in Italy” and known as the “granary of the Malatesta” for its fertile lands crossed by the Ventena stream, San Giovanni in Marignano has a characteristic historic centre full of wheat pits (about 200), evidence of the economic history of the city, which was first a Roman settlement and then a Benedictine property. The entire urban structure of the centre with the walls and towers, or the caves for the conservation of wheat, dates back instead to the Malatesta period.
Today the economy of this town no longer relies only on agriculture, especially on wine and cereals, but also on industry, in particular on the fashion industry.
San Giovanni is also famous for its San Giovanni night, between 23rd and 24th June, which in the tradition not only of Romagna, is considered the “Night of witches“. Here for a week, their mysteries are relived.
While at the Massari Theatre, a small nineteenth-century jewel, programmes worthy of major stages continue throughout the year.
On its territory, there are also two excellent facilities such as the Riviera Golf Resort–an elegant sports facility perfectly integrated into nature–and the Riviera Horses equestrian centre.