San Leo

San Leo
Comune di San Leo
San Leo

Location of San Leo in Italy

Coordinates: 43°53′47″N 12°20′36″E / 43.89639°N 12.34333°E / 43.89639; 12.34333Coordinates: 43°53′47″N 12°20′36″E / 43.89639°N 12.34333°E / 43.89639; 12.34333
Country Italy
Region Emilia-Romagna
Province / Metropolitan city Rimini (RN)
Frazioni Agenzia, Capicchio, Castelnuovo, Montefotogno, Montemaggio, Pietracuta, Pietramaura, Santa Lucia, Tausano, Torello
  Mayor Mauro Guerra
  Total 53.3 km2 (20.6 sq mi)
Elevation 589 m (1,932 ft)
Population (May 2007)[1]
  Total 2,998
  Density 56/km2 (150/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Leontini
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 47865
Dialing code 0541
Patron saint Saint Leo
Saint day August 1
Website Official website
The fortress (Rocca) of San Leo

San Leo is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Rimini in the Italian region Emilia-Romagna, located about 135 kilometres (84 mi) southeast of Bologna and about 35 kilometres (22 mi) southwest of Rimini.


San Leo borders the following municipalities: Acquaviva (San Marino), Chiesanuova (San Marino), Città di San Marino (San Marino), Maiolo, Montecopiolo, Monte Grimano, Novafeltria, Sassofeltrio, Torriana, Verucchio.

San Leo is home to a large fortress at an elevation of 600 metres (2,000 ft) above sea level. The San Leo Cathedral is a Romanesque architecture church in town.


After the referendum of 17 and 18 December 2006, San Leo was detached from the Province of Pesaro and Urbino (Marche) to join Emilia-Romagna and the Province of Rimini on 15 August 2009.[2][3]

Demographic evolution

Twin towns


  1. All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. (Italian) Article about the legislation
  3. (Italian) Article on "il Resto del Carlino"
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