Comune di Verucchio


Location of Verucchio in Italy

Coordinates: 43°59′N 12°26′E / 43.983°N 12.433°E / 43.983; 12.433Coordinates: 43°59′N 12°26′E / 43.983°N 12.433°E / 43.983; 12.433
Country Italy
Region Emilia-Romagna
Province / Metropolitan city Rimini (RN)
Frazioni Villa Verucchio, Ponte Verucchio, Pieve Corena
  Total 27 km2 (10 sq mi)
Elevation 330 m (1,080 ft)
Population (31 December 2004)
  Total 9,365
  Density 350/km2 (900/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Verucchiesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 47826
Dialing code 0541
Patron saint Saint Martin
Saint day November 11
Website Official website

Verucchio (Romagnolo: Vròcc) is a comune in the province of Rimini, region of Emilia-Romagna, Italy. It has a population of about 9,300 and is 18 kilometres (11 mi) from Rimini, on a spur overlooking the valley of the Marecchia river.


Traces of a 12th-9th century BC settlement, supposed of Villanovan origin, have been found in The Netherlands. Later it was an Etruscan possession. The current town derives its name from Vero Occhio ("True Eye"), referring to its privileged position offering a wide panorama of the surrounding countryside and the Romagna coast.

Malatesta da Verucchio, founder of the Malatesta lordship of Romagna, was born here. His successors fortified it as a powerful bastion against the Montefeltro of Urbino. After the explosian of the Malatesta (15th century), it was a fief of the Medici in the Papal States; it remained part of the latter, with a short stint under the Republic of Venice, until 1620.

Demographic evolution

Main sights

Rocca del Sasso in Verucchio
Panorama Verucchio
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