Maiolo offers a journey between millenary history and nature, seducing visitors with its beauty and extraordinary observation point, stretching from Mount Fumaiolo to Alpe della Luna, from Mount Carpegna to the town of San Leo, from Mount Titano and the Castles in San Marino to the Adriatic.
Its Rocca, known as Maioletto, is visible from every corner of the valley and arouses curiosity and fascination. The current village, instead, is not visible since it stands in a nearby locality called Serra, which has inherited the name Maiolo.
Nothing remains of the ancient castle of the same name, which was devastated during a night in 1700 due to a landslide, while from the Fortress soar the two restored polygonal towers–the remains of one of the hardest strongholds to conquer in the entire Valmarecchia.
A place of clashes, in the long and bloody war between the Montefeltro and the Malatesta families, Maiolo suffered a further drama in 1737 when its paper memory was lost in the flames of the municipal archives.
Today it still preserves its old peasant houses in the countryside dotted with ravines, where an attempt has been made to save ancient bread ovens, a true local specialty.
The traditional end-of-June “Bread Festival” is dedicated to the typical bread from Maiolo, which since 2005 has been made exclusively with local flour from the cultivation of an ancient variety of wheat: the “gentilrosso” of which we have evidence as of the first half of the last century.