Walking on San Bartolo hill

Hiking, landscapes and cultural itineraries

San Bartolo hill is the ideal place for walks and hikes.
Many trails with different inclines and levels of difficulty allow you to cross the entire park, connecting the city of Pesaro to Gabicce Mare.

If you are looking for wonderful views: the trail to the Cross on Mount Castellaro offers sheer cliffs right onto the sea, the Tetto del Mondo (Roof of the World) is an open space with 360 degree views onto unforgettable landscapes. Fiorenzuola di Focara is the village from where the Sentiero dell’Amore (The Path of Love) begins, leading to a romantic terrace overlooking the sea. The ancient village of Casteldimezzo is also worth visiting, a natural balcony facing the hills, from where we can see the nearby castle of Gradara and San Marino.

In San Bartolo Nature Reserve there are also a number of historical villas with Italian-style gardens which are ideal to visit for those who love strolling in the countryside and visiting fascinating areas.
Villa Imperiale is a Renaissance villa, the foundation stone was laid by the Emperor Frederick III of Hapsburg and is on four terraced levels.
Villa Caprile instead, was the summer residence of the marquess Giovanni Mosca from Bergamo and over the centuries has welcomed important people such as Luigi Casanova, Stendhal, Rossini and Giacomo Leopardi.

We thank Massimo Morreale for the photos of Mount San Bartolo, we thank Marche Tourism and Michele Balducci for the photos of Villa Caprile; Peter for the photos of Villa Imperiale.