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The city centre

The main square, where the most important civil and religious buildings are located, is the beating heart of this little medieval town.

The city centre

We suggest you start your visit from an ancient sacrificial pool carved in stone. It lies just between the Cathedral and the bell tower. You can than visit the Pieve di Santa Maria Assunta, the most ancient religious building of the town, the Parish Church, dedicated to Saint Mary of the Assumption, and just a few steps from it, the Cathedral. Last but not least, don’t miss the Renaissance Fortress! The town as a lot more to offer so don’t miss a walk through history and arts surrounded by Piero della Francesca’s landscapes



The Cathedral The Cathedral
The Cathedral rises high on a rocky peak, just like a speaker on a podium. Saint Leo┬┤s cathedral strongly clings to the rock underneath, on a spot that has been considered sacred since Roman Times.
Opening time 9.30-12.30 and 14.30-19.00
The Renaissance fortress The Renaissance fortress
San Leo┬┤s towering and undulating chalky peak, drifted in Miocene by the stream from the Tyrrhenian to the Adriatic Sea, has always been a natural stronghold.
The Parish Church The Parish Church
The Parish Church is the oldest religious building in San Leo and in the entire Montefeltro area. It is the first tangible sign of the spreading of Christendom in the region, the starting point of a history in which religion and traditions are closely intertwined.
Orario di apertura 9.30-12.30 e 14.30-19.00
The bell tower The bell tower
The bell tower is the most secluded building in town, with its imposing, massing structure. It rises on a broken ground towering over the city centre tall and haughty, just like a master that has been makes scaring people off for centuries.
Palazzo Mediceo Palazzo Mediceo
Palazzo Mediceo was built between 1517and 1523. Its main purpose was that of hosting the Governor of San Leo and the Montefeltro area on behalf of the Republic of Florence.
Palazzo della Rovere Palazzo della Rovere
Francesco Maria II Della Rovere (1549-1631) ordered the construction of this palace back in the 17th century. It is today the city hall.
The spring of Saint Leo The spring of Saint Leo
Dating quite likely back to the Roman times, the first documents about the spring go back to the 17th century, when a channel was built to provide water to the mill in the northern area of town. The mill was unfortunately destroyed
Fountain Fountain
It was built in 1893, right where in the Middle Ages stood the town┬┤s elm tree, also called Saint Francis┬┤s elm tree.
Memorial tablets and commemorative plaques Memorial tablets and commemorative plaques
Most memorial tablets and commemorative plaques in San Leo can be found on the fa├žade of buildings in the main square, piazza Dante.
War memorial War memorial
The memorial was built before 1928, by architect Dino Borradori from Guastalla.
Church of Our Lady of Loreto Church of Our Lady of Loreto
The church dedicated to Our Lady of Loreto was erected in 1640 by the townsfolk, willing to thank the Virgin for having spared them during the terrible landslide that swamped the second access door to the city and most of the houses in the town centre.