Between Middle Ages and Renaissance
The eagle, the keys and the lily are the symbols of the imperial, papal and Florentine domination respectively, that subsequently ruled the hills of Romagna over the course of the centuries and are now celebrated by the permanent exhibition of historical remains and artworks on stage in the Fortress of Castrocaro Terme. In summer, the castle often arranges spectacular shows and events, historical recollections and amazing food and wine festivals, the latter being particularly appreciated since the walls of the castle are home to the prestigious wine cellar of the Route of Wine and Flavours of the Hills of Forlì and Cesena.
The nearby Terra del Sole is the ideal city of the Renaissance, whose architectural proportions mirror the harmony of universe. Called "Eliopoli" (Greek name for City of Sun) by the Humanists, it was commissioned by the Grand Duke of Tuscany Cosimo I de’ Medici, and since 1579 it has been the major centre of the Tuscan Romagna. The fascinating atmosphere that permeates the central Piazza Garibaldi mirrors the Renaissance attitude of the city, what makes it an inestimable heritage of great value.