In 895 the Longobard countess Ingelrada
gave the village to the Archbishop of Ravenna. For several centuries the city was disputed between Ordelaffi
and Malatesta families as long as, in 1570, Pope Pius V gave it to the Malatesta of Roncofreddo
, who built the imposing quadrilateral fortress; Montiano
was full of olive trees, vineyards and delicious fruits like a charming garden.
Today, it is a warm and welcoming town of lively economic life, based on agriculture and wine production.
PLACES TO SEE
- Town Hall: Via Camillo Benso Cavour, 5 tel. 0547 51032/51151
- Church of St. Francesco: where a precious "Annunciation", made in 1600 by Giovanni Francesco Nagli, said “The Centino”, is preserved.
- In the Parish Church of St. Agatha (XV century), an altarpiece by the painter of Forlì Giovan Francesco Modigliani
- From the Parco delle Rimembranze you can admire a charming view overlooking the entire Adriatic coast