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Bagno di Romagna

Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta - Piazza Ricasoli Bagno di Romagna. Fonte: Archivio Comunale di Bagno di Romagna. Foto di: Sereno Rossi.
Province:  Forlì-Cesena (Forlì 60 km - Cesena 44 km)
Altitude: 400-600 mt. a.m.s.l
Tourist Area
Spa Health and Fitness Nature and the Apennines
Where it is
The little town of the Apennines, in the heart of the Tuscan Romagna Region, is located along the E-45, the highway that goes from Rome, the capital city, to Ravenna, the harbor city that houses some of the best Byzantine heritage. It is a few tens of kilometers away from the Adriatic sea, on the North side, and from the Tuscan cities of Arezzo and Florence, on the South side.
Why visit
Bagno di Romagna is the slow-life temple. The pureness of the natural elements, the warmth of the hot waters, the intensity of the food, the friendliness of a small mountain community and the high quality of the services, built through a long experience in hospitality, are the essence of a land that introduces you to history, wellness, wild nature, tasty food and religious meditation: follow the historic foot-steps of our Tuscan routes; enjoy the pleasure of our hot water and beauty centres; walk deep into the wilderness of the Casentinesi Forest National Park with its nature, abandoned villages and hiking trails; taste our recipes: the ones from worldwide famous chefs and the ones served in the warm environment of a family business; let your soul be inspired by the century old monasteries that are on the most remote crest of our mountains. Choose your Bagno di Romagna and come to meet us.
Where to visit and what to see
Bagno di Romagna is the place where you can enjoy a holiday all year long. Our spa, our nature, our culture and our food make it special any time of year.

Every time, every season, every mood is a hymn for slow life and wellness. In the coldest winter, our hot waters, that come out from natural springs at a temperature of 45 degrees, let you experience the pleasure of an outdoor spa and the beauty of a swim in the middle of the snow.

During the spring blooming, Bagno di Romagna looks like a painted picture. Plenty of colors embrace you: the green of the wide Forest that covers the border with Tuscany; the yellow of the farm lands that go down toward the plane; the blue of the Comero lakes where you can fish, camp and walk, before a nighttime swim in the spa, open till late in the evening.

In the summer, the historic centre turns into a background for art, culture and exhibits and the short pilgrimage to the Corzano church, the pedestrian avenue from San Piero to Bagno, the Comero lakes and the historic way to the Chiardovo natural spring give you a natural shelter from the warmth.

When Autumn comes, enjoy the bush food: truffles and mushrooms enrich our recipes that become noble plates in the Michelen starred restaurants of the town and traditional food in the country resorts spotted along the abandoned Pietrapazza valley and the Comero area.
Room with a view
“I nidi”, “Il castello”, “Le caselle” are the three historic country resorts, nestled in the ancient town of Ridracoli (km 34), that, thanks to recent renovation, have been brought back to their original sand stone architecture. Together they now represent a charming accommodation for people looking for picturesque nights in the Casentinesi Forest National Park. Enjoy hiking tours, kayaks and barbecues while living in a true Tuscan-Romagna style cottage.
Don't miss
The so called Palace of the Captain, where the exhibition centre, the library and the historic archives are, together with the Basilca of Santa Maria Assunta, a Roman Style church enriched by masterpieces of Renaissance painters and craftsmen, represent the heart of the artistic side of Bagno di Romagna. The Lama Forest  (km 35) and the natural conservation area of Sasso Fratino represent the most important natural heritage of the Casentinesi Forest Natural Park.
On the table
The crossover of Tuscan and Romagna styles have created the unique taste of "Basotti", a recipe made of tagliolini with soup that you can enjoy only in Bagno di Romagna. Do not forget also to taste tortelli alla lastra and the fresh cheese Raviggiolo as well.

Along our valley you can also enjoy a wine tasting tour Strada dei vini e dei sapori and experience the best truffle based recipes.
For fun
From July to September you can get on a bus and reach the Lama forest in the Casentinesi Forest National Park, driving through the 20 Km long unpaved road once used by wood cutters and charcoal makers. If you like lakes, you can have a tour on the Ridracoli lake sailing in a comfortable and eco-friendly electric ferry and getting a unique perspective on the highest part of the Bidente and Pietrapazza valley.
To keep fit
The swimming pools of three different modern spas give natural warmth and water massages for wellness lovers. Our network of trails Val di Bagno Trek, over 200 hundreds km long, is an outdoor gym for bikers and trekkers. Those who love relaxing with an easy walk in the evening can choose instead our sport equipped footpath along the Savio river and the brand new footway from San Piero to Bagno.
Main events
Every year, during the last week of July, Bagno di Romagna celebrates the so called days of the Captain. Concerts, parades and fireworks bring us back to the Renaissance when the Captain, the political leader sent yearly by Florence to run the township, entered Bagno for the first time. In October, do not miss the Ottobre selvapianese: for the whole month every Sunday the small fraction of Selvapiana honours the underbrush fruits: strawberries, blackberries, blueberries and of course chestnuts, mushrooms and truffles.
Nearby
Mount Comero (km 12), called by the locals “Lion's head” because of its shape, is dotted with three small and medium lakes - Acquapartita, Lungo and Pontini – which represent the ideal spot for picnics, sport fishing and, in Autumn, for chestnut gatherers.

On the opposite side of the Savio river, the abandoned valley of Pietrapazza still has some of the most well-preserved traditional style country estates: the isolated stone ruins, the small villages and the churches of Poggio alla Lastra (km 27), Strabatenza (km 28), Pietrapazza (km 30), and Casanova dell'Alpe (km 29 ).

Bagno di Romagna is in the heart of a pilgrim network. First it is crossed by via dei Romei, the ancient pilgrimage route that connected Northern Europe to Rome. In the neighbourhoods of Bagno are the the Monastry of Camaldoli Monastero di Camaldoli (km 28), the Sanctuary of La Verna Santuario de La Verna (km 42), where San Francis had the stigmata, and the one thousand year old Basilica of Sarsina Basilica di Sarsina (km 20).
For more information
Local Staff: Bagno di Romagna
Information Offices
Informazione e accoglienza turisticaBAGNO DI ROMAGNA
Via Fiorentina, 38
c/o Palazzo Capitano
47021 Bagno di Romagna (FC)
Tel. ++39 0543-911046
Fax ++39 0543-911026
info@bagnodiromagnaturismo.it
Opening: Open troughout the year
More about services and schedule of the info centres in the Local website

How to reach

Railways Ferrovie dello Stato
Stop in Cesena (44 km)
BusUrban & extra-urban line
Start Romagna
From Cesena train station, line 138
Airports Forlì (60 km)Rimini (80 km)
By Car
Driving along the A14 highway from Milan to Ancona, exit at the Cesena Nord turn-off and take the E-45 highway heading for Rome up to the "Bagno di Romagna" turn off (48 km). From Rome, drive along the A1 highway up to Orte and the E-45 highway up to the "Bagno di Romagna" or "S. Piero in Bagno" turn-off (km 265). From Florence you can either drive along the “Sun” highway up to Arezzo and then get the arterial road 73 up to San Sepolcro and from there the E-45 highway, or (km 150) drive along the historic and picturesque road Firenze - Pontassieve - Consuma - Bibbiena - Passo dei Mandrioli - Bagno di Romagna (km. 88).

Last update: 08/10/2012

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