The Territory

Green hills and small towns, Excellent food and wine, Architectural beauty, Art and culture.
A dip in our Tuscan Romagna.

The territory surrounding us is the natural boundary that separates the Po Valley from the most mountainous landscapes of the Italian boot-shaped peninsula.
Yes, we are lucky, very lucky indeed, because we are located in Tuscan Romagna, in one of those villages that in its thousand-year-old history has absorbed the best of both regions.
The boundary between Emilia-Romagna and Tuscany is not abrupt at all. In fact, it naturally shifts between different shades, including our Dovadola.
The village has Romanesque origins and a medieval structure. It stands in a bend of the river Montone, and is interesting not only for its historical charm. Do not miss: Palazzo di Montaguto, which hosted Garibaldi on the run (from here starts the path traced by CAI named Sentiero di Garibaldi), Eremo di Montepaolo (a beautifully located hermitage), Abbazia di Sant'andrea (an ancient abbey) and the picturesque workshop of violin maker Foscolo.

Before visiting us, remember we have a clear, simple but fundamental rule:
Here you don't rush: you rather stop to contemplate the small wonders of nature, you get excited tasting a glass of wine and you breathe a relaxing air.

Villages and Towns steeped in Stories and Tales



Rocca San Casciano: famous for its Festa dei Falò (Bonfire festival) and for the illustrious International C.A. Cappelli Award, it is now composed of two villages (out of the original 4): Borgo di Sopra and Mercato.
Visit Palazzo Pretorio (the Praetorian palace), Torre dell’Orologio (the Clock tower), the ancient prisons, Ponte Vecchio (the old bridge) and the eighteenth-century Biblioteca dei Frati Francescani (the Library of Franciscan Friars).

Portico di Romagna has been the capital of Tuscan Romagna since 1386 and is a particularly interesting and unusual village. Between Palazzo Portinari, the place where Dante's love for Beatrice blossomed and the ancient Ponte della Maestà, get lost in its narrow streets until you reach the top of the promontory of the city centre, where the view takes your breath away.
In the surroundings of Portico, you will find a unique attraction, namely the smallest volcano in Italy or fontana ardente (the burning fountain): a truly suggestive perennial flame that comes from the subsoil. A few km away, stop at the small medieval village of Bocconi.

San Benedetto in Alpe is the starting point for the most famous trekking route in this area: the one that leads to Cascate dell'Acquacheta (Acquacheta falls), a simple route being suitable for everyone.

Castrocaro Terme is well known for being an important spa (discover our special offer for Terme di Castrocaro) and the venue of a famous singing contest. From rocky spurs, the entire valley is dominated by its medieval fortress, which has been recently restored, and the fortress of Monte Poggiolo, from which you can enjoy a view of the entire Riviera Romagnola.
In the nearby, you can also visit Terra del Sole, a real fortress-city, divided into four distinct blocks.

National Park of Casentino Forests



This is the ancient heart of Romagna territory, and represents an immeasurable naturalistic value for the richness of its ecosystem.
The old beech woods of the National Park and the Integral Reserve of Sasso Fratino are noteworthy and have been recently recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Among the most beautiful and suggestive sights we can find: Grotta Urlante (the Screaming cave), the Falls and Ridracoli Dam.
If you love nature, choose on the site the route that suits you the best: you can go on foot or by bike with different difficulty degrees.
Visit the territory by e-bike, discover here our packages.

Forlì



Our provincial capital together with Cesena is Forlì (Forum Livii), a city of Roman origin located along the axis of Via Emilia, which literally cuts it in two.
To visit it download Visit Forlì, an App that will guide you to discover a city where you can breathe history.
One of its flagships is San Domenico Museum Complex, where throughout the year beautiful permanent and temporary exhibitions are arranged, boasting works of extraordinary value including Ebe of Canova. Visit its website to plan your visit.