The old center of this jewel of a village in Valmarecchia is a grid of alleys that lead towards the Malatesta fort, passing through the Porta Cervese and Piazza delle Monache on the way. The square is the setting for the Convento delle Sepolte Vive and the Palazzo Cenci. There is another side to Santarcangelo, underground and mysterious. Around 200 grottoes were dug out in the tufa and clay in ancient times. At one time the grottoes were joined to one another in a huge warren, and some can still be visited. The village is famous for its local traditions, arts and crafts, local cooking and fairs. Some of those that should be mentioned are the San Martino Fair of autumn fruits and crops, the National Festival of Story-tellers on November 11 each year, and the "Santarcangelo dei Teatri" which is an international festival of street theatre held in July which attracts companies from around Europe.
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