The Historic Center, enclosed within fortified walls, offers the visitor the opportunity of an intriguing journey through characteristic districts, countless corners and panoramic views of incomparable beauty.
In the heart of the historical center, in Piazza della Libertà stands the Palazzo Pubblico. Reconstructed in a neo-Gothic style at the end of the 19th century, the inaugural address was given by Giosuè Carducci. Leaving Piazza della Libertà a short climb leads to the Basilica del Santo. In neo-classical style it dates back to the nineteenth century. The interior, with three naves and seven altars, is full of statues and paintings of considerable value. The high altar, by Tadolini, houses the statue and the urn with the bones of the Saint. On the side of the Basilica is the small Church of San Pietro, next to which the stairs and the stone beds dug into the rock by Saints Marino and Leo have remained intact.
A habitat and a landscape with such special aesthetic qualities that UNESCO has declared a World Heritage Site.