Located on an Apennine hilltop, Vidovina feels remote.  

 

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Vidovina lies on top of a hill that gives you great vistas over the valley and nearby ridges. Truly beautiful. You'll see that the Parco Oriani - in which the farmhouse lies - is situated within the larger Parco National del Vena di Gesso (Gypsum Vein Park), which is perfect for hiking,  mountain-biking and gypsum cave excursions. But even a short stroll through the woods or vineyards behind the house is great. There's probably a pheasant or deer or porcupine behind the next corner...

Two kilometres away lies Casola Valsenio, a small but nice farmer's village that doesn't see many tourists, despite its lively character, interesting culinary festivals and ancient herb garden. Main sites in the village are the Cardello house at the park entrance, the nearby Valsenio Church, both from the 11th century, and the cliff overlooking the Senio River on which the village is built. Casola's got some nice spots to walk/swim/fish near the river, a big public swimming pool during summer and horse/quad riding facilities nearby. 

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Close by are the lovely towns of Palazzuolo Sul Senio, Riolo Terme and BorgoTossignano, which are interesting towns to visit within a 15 km radius. 

Within a 30 kilometre radius you'll find Imola, Faenza, Forli and Brisighella, all of which are beautiful towns with lots of history, culture and natural beauty, and that great Romagnolo food to taste. These places are great for half-day trips.

Full-day trips to the cultural powerhouses of Bologna, Ravenna, Ferrara and Florence are easily organized, especially if you have your own transportation. And for those who don't mind driving a few hours and/or spending a night outside the house, Milan and Venice are great to visit. 

That said, most people who planned to make all kinds of visits find these plans disappear once Vidovina's rhythm sets in...

 

LOCATION SPECIFICATIONS

Casola Valsenio – 2 km                       Imola – 25 km                                       Bologna – 66 km     
Ravenna – 69 km
Florence – 82 km
Venice – 209 km
Milan – 275 km

ACTIVITIES

Walking
Cycling
Cuisine
Wines
Day trips