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Charm, art and history. This is the description of Forlì in three words, a city that contains many beauties to visit that satisfy the curiosity of every visitor, from the historic center to the monuments. In Piazza Aurelio Saffi, animated on Monday by the market, there are the Palazzo del Podestà, the Town Hall and the ancient Church of San Mercuriale, dating back to the twelfth century. Following Corso Garibaldi you will arrive in Piazza del Duomo where the Cathedral stands. Another destination to visit is the Rocca di Ravaldino, a fortification that defended the Forlì led by Caterina degli Sforza from the assaults of Cesare Borgia: in addition to housing the prisons, it also has an area used as an exhibition venue. For lovers of art and culture there are the San Domenico Museums, which host in all the months of the year exhibitions and events in its charming and beautiful rooms. Forlì also has a small green oasis, the urban park Franco Agosto: 26 hectares where you can admire many species of free animals, and among these there are rabbits, who live in an elevated place called the "hill of rabbits". A few kilometers from Forlì there is Forlimpopoli, medieval town that gave birth to Pellegrino Artusi, writer, gastronome and literary critic author of the book of recipes "The science in cooking and the art of eating well". To celebrate it is held in June the Artusiana Festival, which has as its theme the culture and the food and wine tradition. Another summer event is the Artusi Jazz Festival where every edition there are many artists from all over the world.
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A leader in the European fruit and vegetable market, Cesena is a strategic junction in road communication, located at the intersection of the A14 Bologna-Taranto motorway and the state road 3 bis Tiberina (E45) Terni-Ravenna. The geographical area in which the city is located, halfway between the Adriatic Sea and the Tuscan-Romagna Apennines, is characterized by the presence of numerous companies operating in agriculture, gastronomy, fitness, technology and spa (in Bagno di Romagna). Cesena is also called "The City of the Three Popes", having given birth to Pius VI and Pius VII and housed the bishopric of Pius VIII and Benedict XIII. Characteristic and evocative is the historic center, where there are many churches and palaces of historical, artistic and cultural interest, at the foot of the ancient Rocca Malatestiana. Also worth visiting is the Biblioteca Malatestiana, the first European civic library and the only example of a perfectly preserved humanistic monastic library, recognized by UNESCO, which has included it in the register of the Memory of the World. Cesena also boasts several university faculties, branch offices of the University of Bologna.
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City in the province of Ravenna, is known worldwide for the production of ceramics, in particular majolica. With the name Faience (Faenza in French), majolica ceramics is identified internationally. The historic center of Faenza is characterized by palaces and buildings with Renaissance and neoclassical architecture: the Piazza del Popolo where the Duomo and the Clock Tower stand. Very famous is also the theater "Angelo Masini" where they performed famous artists from all over Italy. To visit the MIC (International Museum of Ceramics), recognized since 2011 as a "monument witness of a culture of peace" by UNESCO. Faenza is also well known for the Palio del Niballo, a medieval-inspired historical joust that takes place between the five districts of the city, which has been held since 1959 on the fourth Sunday of June. Another sporting event of national level is the 100 km of the Passatore, scheduled on the last Saturday of May, an ultramarathon that connects the cities of Florence and Faenza, which attracts over a thousand participants from all over the world.
It is the most historically important city of Romagna, with a municipal territory that is the second in Italy by area after only that of Rome and includes nine maritime beaches: Casal Borsetti, Marina Romea, Porto Corsini, Marina di Ravenna, Punta Marina Terme, Lido Adriano and Lido di Dante. Just walk through the streets of the center to breathe the historical signs that have always seen the city of Byzantium protagonist. Three times it was the capital of the Western Roman Empire (402-476), the Ostrogoth Kingdom (493-553), and the Byzantine Exarchate (568-571).
Ravenna is the Capital of Mosaic, with hundreds of works of art that can be admired in the city churches, which have become UNESCO heritage, such as the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, the Basilica of San Vitale, the Basilica of Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, the Neonian Baptistery, the Chapel of Sant'Andrea and the Archbishop’s Museum.
Tourist resort of international fame, Rimini is the center of the Riviera Romagnola and one of the most visited destinations in summer. It was in Rimini that in 1843 the first bathing establishment in Italy was inaugurated. Rimini, however, is not only sea and sun: inside it contains art and monuments that testify to the important role it has played in history since Roman times. In the main street, Corso d'Augusto, stands the imposing Arch of Augustus; in the city center is Piazza Tre Martiri with the ancient Roman forum, where Julius Caesar spoke to the crowd after crossing the Rubicon. You should also visit the Malatesta Temple, the Duomo and Piazza Cavour, where the Tiberius Bridge rises. Do not miss Borgo San Giuliano, one of the most evocative places of the city, where you can breathe the atmosphere of the films of Federico Fellini, born right on the Adriatic. On the walls of the houses are mural paintings with scenes and quotes of his films, works of art that recall one of the greatest artists of the Italian panorama. In the first week of September of even years, in Borgo San Giuliano there is the Festa de' Borg with street food, shows and stories of the history of the village. On the food and wine side, Rimini offers piadina, with salami, squacquerone cheese or with sardines (one of the typical dishes), grilled and fried fish and wines such as Sangiovese, Albana and Pagadebit, produced in the vineyards of the hills of Rimini.
A lagoon city in the province of Ferrara, it is famous for its seven beaches and for the picturesque landscape. The presence of canals, ancient palaces and monumental bridges such as that of Trepponti, give it a look similar to that of some cities of the Venetian lagoon (hence the name of "Little Venice"). Among the places to visit the Museo Delta Antico, set up at the Hospital of the Sick, where you can find the Roman ship Fortuna Maris found in 1981 off Comacchio and the museum of the Manufacture of Marinated, where you can admire the processing cycle of eels and aquariums. Eel is the typical dish of Comacchio (marinated is a Slow Food presidium), protagonist since 1999 of a festival dedicated to her where you can taste in the various recipes of the Comacchio tradition. Another event that attracts people from all over Italy is the International Birdwatching Fair, held since 2006. In summer, tourism moves to the seven beaches that extend from the mouth of the River Rhine to the Po of Volano: Lido di Volano, Lido delle Nazioni, Lido di Pomposa, Lido degli Scacchi, Porto Garibaldi, Lido degli Estensi and Lido di Spina, offering services and attractions for the whole family. Near the coast you can admire the so-called Casoni da pesca, huts built with poles, straw and marsh reeds, which were used both for fishing and as places of surveillance against fish withdrawals.
The Republic of San Marino, little big of 62 square km, is the republic more ancient of the world and between the smallest states of the planet. Located between the Romagna and the Marche is a real jewel thanks to its charming medieval villages and panoramic views that can be admired from Mount Titano. The state is a parliamentary republic and is divided into nine administrations called castles: City of San Marino (the capital), Acquaviva, Borgo Maggiore, Chiesanuova, Domagnano, Faetano, Fiorentino, Montegiardino and Seravalle. The places to visit are the Church of San Francesco, Piazza del Titano, Piazza Garibaldi and Piazza della Libertà that make up the historic center where the Basilica of San Marino is located. Not to be missed is the visit of the three castles (the Guaita, the Cresta and the Montale) that dominate Mount Titano, from where you can admire a panorama that allows you to see the cities of Rimini, Ravenna and also Florence and the Croatian coast if the sky is clear. Without forgetting shopping in the typical shops that are located along the streets of the medieval village, where you can buy unique and precious items. Among the main events organized in the republic are the Festival of Magic, held in March, and the Christmas markets. San Marino is also a destination for philately lovers, looking for commemorative series of stamps printed every year, and numismatics. Although the euro is used as the official currency, San Marino coins are minted in limited quantities.
Capital of the Duchy of Ferrara in the Estensi period, when it was one of the most important political, artistic and cultural centers of Italy, it is famous for its palaces and for the University and is called the City of bicycles, having large living spaces and a historic center with a few cars. A flagship that allows you to have a relaxed atmosphere, ideal for tourists who visit, being able to enjoy every detail. The city tour can not start from the Estense Castle, symbol of Ferrara, to go to the Cathedral dedicated to San Giorgio (the cathedral of the city) and the Palazzo dei Diamanti, unique building formed by 8500 blocks of white marble streaked with rose that houses exhibitions and art galleries and the ancient art gallery. Famous and beautiful are also the frescoes of the Salone dei Mesi exhibited at Palazzo Schifanoia, a must-see such as the Palazzo delle Erbe in the historic centre. Ferrara also satisfies the palate of lovers of good food, with typical dishes, such as cappellacci with pumpkin and salami sauce, a sausage of pork, liver, pork tongue and pork rind flavored with spices and red wine. There is no shortage of sweets with the typical pampepato and brazadela.
In the picturesque landscape of the Romagna hinterland there are medieval villages and castles, in cities that throughout history have been important defensive and offensive outposts to ensure control of the territory. In the province of Ravenna there is Brisighella, a real jewel on the hills of Faenza inserted among the most beautiful villages in Italy, located on three rocky pinnacles: the Rocca Manfrediana, the Sanctuary of Monticino and the Clock Tower. In the province of Forlì-Cesena there are Longiano, where you can admire the Malatestiano Castle, the nineteenth-century Theatre and the Galleria delle Maschere, Castrocaro Terme, Bertinoro (a town that stands on a hill), and Monteleone, a small town in the municipality of Roncofreddo. Moving south, in Rimini, there are historic villages such as San Leo, famous for the castle in which he was imprisoned Cagliostro, Montegridolfo, Montefiore Conca, San Giovanni in Marignano, Verucchio and Santarcangelo, medieval city where you can admire the Rocca Malatestiana. To visit is also the Republic of San Marino, with the village and castles built on top of Mount Titano.
With over one hundred kilometres of coastline, the Riviera Romagnola is one of the most visited areas in Italy thanks to the winning combination of fun and relaxation. The beaches, the beaches and the clubs with their nightlife, have always been a must for those who want to spend unforgettable holidays. The Costa Romagnola touches the provinces of Ravenna, Forlì-Cesena and Rimini, involving many places that offer services and attractions for all ages and families. The most famous centers: Marina di Ravenna, Milano Marittima, Cervia, Cesenatico, Rimini, Riccione, Cattolica. Every year, with the arrival of summer, the Romagna Coast comes alive with the Pink Night and a series of initiatives and events not to be missed.
Located in Ridracoli, a small fraction of the municipality of Bagno di Romagna, the dam provides water to about one million people, reaching fifty municipalities between the provinces of Ravenna, Forlì-Cesena and Rimini and the Republic of San Marino. About 103 meters high with a maximum width at the base of 36 meters, forms an artificial lake blocking the course of the river Bidente and you can visit it by sailing on its waters with an electric boat or make excursions by mountain bike along the forest track that leads to the Forest of the Blades, a ring path that winds around it.
Casentino Forest Park
The protected area formed by the National Park of the Casentino Forests, Mount Falterona and Campigna is located on the Tuscan-ApenninesEmiliano on the border between Romagna and Tuscany and is rich in beautiful landscapes surrounded by ancient forests and mountains populated by a rich flora and fauna. Among the places to visit the Acquacheta waterfall, the monastery of Camaldoli and the Franciscan sanctuary of La Verna, Mount Falterona, the village of Ridracoli and the forest of Campigna.