Longiano is a delightful town occupying a hill on the edge of the Rubicon Valley on the road from Cesena to Rimini.
The town was once ruled by the noble Malatestas of which the Castle, now seat of the "Tito Balestra" Foundation, is a reminder.
The town experienced a terrible episode during the Second World War, being the stronghold of the Gothic Line.
Places to visit, apart from the castle, are the sanctuary of the Ss. Crocifisso, the Italian Museum of Cast Iron and the Petrella Theatre, a small stage much loved by great actors.
In 1992 it was nominated as one of the "ideal villages of Europe" and boasts a lively agricultural economy (being a producer of cherries and olive oil) with industry further down the valley.