HISTORY OF MISANO


The precious archaeological finds that were unearthed in Misano bear witness to the Roman origins of this popular Adriatic resort.

The current name “Misano Adriatico” dates back to the III century B.C, when the territories included in the surrounding area were given to the powerful “Gens Mesia” Family from Latium, that moved to Rimini like many other families of the same provenance.

Because of a lack of proper evidence, it is not possible to carefully reconstruct the historical vicissitudes that contributed to the development of Misano in the I century A.D. Anyway, it is possible to do the same for the nearby city of Rimini, that became a Roman Colony in 90 B.C.
The building of the Parish Church of St. Erasmo in 997 contributed to give greater visibility to Misano, and so did the domination of the Malatesta Family, that ruled the city for more than two centuries, from 1300 to 1500.

The members of the Malatesta Family commissioned the building of an imposing castle on the top of the hills of Misano Monte. Only its entrance arch and tower can still be seen today.
After the Malatesta domination, Misano and the rest of Romagna were ruled by the Papal States up to the Italian Unification. The most important event took place in 1511, when Misano became an independent municipality. The independence was repeatedly threatened during the following years, and was finally obtained in 1827.

In 1938, the city was called “Villa Vittoria” by Benito Mussolini, but this name was subsequently changed to Misano Adriatico.

Misano’s tourism potentials started developing in the post-war period. In 1949, the town hall was moved from its original site of Misano Monte to the city’s coastline.
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Hotel Caravel
Hotel Caravel
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Misano Adriatico
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