GRADARA, township in Pesaro province in the Marche region of Italy. It is surrounded by 14th-century stone walls. The town has the fortress that was the setting for the tragic love affair between Francesca da Rimini and her brother-in-law Paolo, recounted by Dante in his Inferno. The tower offers views across the hills of Romagna and Pesaro. In late August the town hosts the National Wine & Olive Oil festival.


Burton Anderson, The Wine Atlas of Italy, Mitchell Beazley, 1990 p171-179.

Italian Wine Guide (Touring Club of Italy, 1999).