San Giovanni in Marignano
Number of residents : 7.760
Height sea : m 29
Distance from Riccione : km 12
The history of the municipality
The documentation on the Conca is among the richest of Rimini and can count on the support of important archaeological finds. In the Roman rose Fundus Mariniani (III sec. Century BC-V. AD), identified with the location of Castelvecchio. It was probably a villa with furnaces, gravitante more on that Marche to Ariminum. The High Middle Ages was a period of strong growth: the ecclesiastical constituency Conca became one of the main legal, administrative and economic Romagna with its castra, villas, tumbae, curtes, etc. At this date from the Church of Santa Maria in Marignano, 'Abbazia di San Gregorio in Conca', founded by S.Pier Damiani and Castle Marignano.In the thirteenth century,Ravenna monasteries, take possession of land through generous donations, put in place a strong process that made the reclamation, from this moment on, one of the main centres of cereal production in the region. The name of Malatesta barn and the large amount of crops has witnessed a series of mass graves ipogee (documented since `400), dug specifically for the preservation of cereals, along main roads to protect the city walls, and numerous chronicles of time varies. In the Middle Ages is also traced the subjection of San Giovanni in Marignano the most powerful center of Rimini, the relationship of subordination remained affected for centuries until the fall of Malatesta.
The places, things, meetings
The town today is a major industrial and artisanal Val Conca thanks to a number of key industries of clothing ranging from big-name Italian fashion to those in France.The economic wealth, hallmark of the centre, since its origins, has been in the past at major fairs. In the last century, there were about fifteen. Of all, the only survived to the present day is the Fair Saint Lucia (Dec. 13), once the most important appointment agricultural fair bovine and swine with major trading seasonal produce, which was held at the church of Santa Lucia Moscolo in open country. Of great interest is nothing in town with the characteristic Middle Way (Via XX Settembre), overlooked buildings, shops, public buildings, the ancient villages by the name of S.Antonio and the School and the walls of brick towers with delimiting the urban soil. A trim varied and divided, the result of several additions have occurred over time.
Among the most important buildings of the town remind the little theater jewel A.Massari recently restored and pride of the citizens, the Church of Saint Lucia built in 1333 and heavily amended in the Corsican `400, and the Church of St. Peter, of the monastery of the domain of the Abbey of San Vitale in Ravenna, the only building Benedictine restored after the abolition of the Napoleonic period.