Sant’Agata Feltria, with its suggestive Fortress which today houses the Rocca delle Fiabe (The Fortress of Fairy tales) Museum and the well-preserved medieval structure of the village, is one of the most characteristic centres of Valmarecchia and offers pleasant cultural, naturalistic, spiritual and gastronomic itineraries.
With ancient origins dating back to the pre-Roman period, from the end of the 19th century the village belonged to various feudal lords, among whom the Malatesta, the Montefeltro and finally the Fregoso, who gave their name to the 12th century Fortress, restored in 1474.
Under the Fregoso family, the beautiful historic centre was enriched with new buildings, such as the seventeenth-century Palazzone, which houses the Angelo Mariani Theatre–one of the oldest in Italy–a structure made entirely of wood.
The town is well known for its white truffles, and has been an Italian capital for over thirty years thanks to the historical and famous “Fiera nazionale del tartufo bianco pregiato” (the “National fair of fine white truffle”).
Some small inhabited centres of considerable historic value belong to the territory of Sant’Agata. Among these Petrella Guidi stands out: a fascinating fortified village, loved by Federico Fellini and his wife Giulietta Masina. In front of the bench, at the foot of the tower where they used to sit and admire the sunset, lie two commemorative marble steles that poet Tonino Guerra dedicated to them.