The "Castrum Ligabitii" or "Ligabicii" is mentioned on a Pontifical bull as far back as 998 and probably has its origins in the name of the founder of the Castle. This also suffered the events of the nearby castles: it passed under the dominion of the Ravenna Church, then under that of the City of Rimini which was engaged in a struggle with the city of Pesaro. The town of Gabicce Monte can also be reached from Gabicce Mare by following the path realised by the City Administrationstarting from the small area where the statue of Padre Pio is erected; this path is characterised by a beautiful view of the Adriatic Riviera. Once you have crossed the town of Gabicce Monte, you can follow the "Sentiero del Coppo" which leads to the sea through thick vegetation; at about half-way you come to the Coppo Fountain, famous since ancient times for the curative quality of its waters.
Valbruna square and the church of S.Ermete
The few houses that surround Valbruna Square are all that remain of the old borough of Gabicce Monte. The church of San Ermete still houses some precious reliquaries and candlesticks that bear witness to the wealth of ornaments that decorated the church before it was plundered repeatedly over the years. Today, the most important works of art housed there include the "Madonna del Latte", a painting from the fifteenth-century Marche school of art and a rare wooden cross dating from the fourteenth-century Rimini school. The latter probably belonged to a Monsignor from Rimini, a member of the tonini family of Gabicce Monte who decided its final destination.
The Harbour of Vallugola
An important port of call known since the Roman times and perhaps also used by the Greeks for the exportation of excellent wines; it remained active until the beginning of the XVII century when it was closed as a port following the reconstruction of the Port of Pesaro (1614).