Weekend Breaks to Forli
Planning a short break to Forli? Check out Travel Library's recommended Top 10 Things To Do in Forli. It's a perfect companion for weekend city breaks to Forli. Once you've been you can add your own tips and suggestions to help other visitors.
Top 10 Things in Forli on a Short Break
This ecological and aquatic park is located in the Conca river valley. The Acquamania allows the visitor to be with one with nature. There is no traffic and the millenary fortress of Montefiore protects the park. There are three swimming pools, a trampoline, sliding boards, jumping nets, a rubber caste and a volleyball field, which keeps visitors entertained.
For those who would like to test their fishing abilities, there is a small pool to do just that. A restaurant is also on site and is open at night; this restaurant has seating facilities for over 600 people and offers live music performances during the summer months.
The Acquamania is located at Via Santa Maria Maddalena, Morciano di Romagna, Rimini and is open from June to September.
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The palazzo Gambalung was the family home of Alessandro Gambalung who, upon his death left his home to the Rimini council in 1617. The Palazzo Gambalung houses the town library and has about 1350 manuscripts, which include some very old and precious ones. There is a well in the courtyard, which has been closed over, and students use the courtyard during their breaks. There is a temporary exhibition on the ground floor on the one side of the building, which contains paintings, photographs and sculptures by local and international artists. The public cinema is also housed here. Palazzo Gambalung is located at Palazzo di Storia e di Studi, Rimini.
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The Beach Planet is a complex on the beach where there is a water park with slides and a pool, water scooter tracks, a dock, a school for catamarans, canoes, windsurfers, banana boats, beach volleyball, beach tennis, Parabolas and half-pipes for skateboarders and bladders, a Californian style disco-pub, which is decorated with surf boards and is open all year round. During the summer months the beach holds concerts and is referred to as the Territory by the young who use this as an important meeting place. The Beach Planet is located at Viale DAnnunzio 150, Riccione, Rimini.
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This is the largest water park in Europe and is open from June to mid September. There is plenty of entertainment, which is fun and constantly updated and renewed. The attractions include the Baby Lagoon, The Enchanted Hill, Baby Antarctic Beach, Surfing Hill, White Water Rapids, Extreme River and a wave pool to name just a few. The Aquafan is open from the 6th June to the 9th September from 10am to 6pm and again from 10pm to 4am. Aquafan is located at Via Pistoia Riccione, Rimini.
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With the uprooting of a tree, led to the discovery of one of the greatest finds. The Roman house was probably built in the 2nd century A.D. Excavations have unearthed decorated plaster, vases, oil lamps, decorative statuettes, bronze decorations and about 90 coins. This house has also revealed the largest collection of medical instruments such as mortars, scales, measures and vases for the preparation and keeping of medications. Domus del Chirurgo takes its name from these findings, and is located at Piazza Ferrari, Rimini.
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The Anfiteatro Romano was erected during the 2nd century A.D., and was pillaged by the barbarians and sustained further damage during the air raids of World War II. There are only a few remains of what use to be the largest amphitheater in the district. Some walls, one of the main entrances and some of the entrances to the balconies are all that remain of this once great structure, which could hold a capacity of between 10 000 and 12 000 people. The amphitheater was used for gladiator fights and fight between animals and men. The public would help decide the fate of the loosing gladiator by either shouting missum, which means free him, or give the traditional thumbs down. The amphitheater is situated at Via Vezia, Rimini.
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The Parco Marecchia is the biggest park in Rimini and is around 235 000 square meters. The full extent of the park can be seen from the bridge. The park is named after the Ausa River, which runs alongside the park for sum distance. There are various activities in the park, such as a large childrens play area, a football pitch, a tennis court and a running track. The Rimini Frisbee team uses the park as their training ground. Several fairs take place in the park such as the Festa dei Giovani, which takes place on the first of May every year, and the Focheraccia, which is to celebrate the feast day of St. Joseph, which takes place on the evening of the 17th of March every year. The park is located at Ponte di Tiberio, Rimini.
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The Dolphin Show Park is the first European dolphin nursery of its kind. The Dephinursery di Cattolica is dedicated to the birth and growth of dolphins, where female dolphins can raise their whelps in the best natural way. At the Dephinursery di Cattolica the visitor has the opportunity to witness and learn about the games mothers and babies play, and can enter into the wonderful world of the dolphins. There is a shell and fossil collection, a rehabilitation centre for sea turtles, aquaria and fauna of the Mediterranean Sea. The Dephinursery di Cattolica is located at Piazzale delle Nazioni, 1 Cattolica, Rimini.
The Palazzetto del Podesta was built in 1334, and was barbarously changed and partly demolished when it was included into a 17th century building. Architect Gaspare Rastelli restored the palazzo between 1912 and 1922 to its former glory. There are three gothic frontal arches, and the center arch was used to hang criminals. Today the Palazzo del Podesta is used by the various museums in the city as an exhibition space. The Palazzo is located at Piazza Cavour, Rimini.
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The Gemmano district lies in the Conca river valley about 20km from Rimini, Riccione and Cattolica. This area is known as the Balcony of the Adriatic because of its panoramic views.
This area is a protected natural reserve, and as such, most of the landscape has remained intact. The karsts formation at Inferno is one of Italys most important clay caves and in addition to the natural beauty, a visitor can also see the museum, the Botanic gardens and the panoramic terrace at the Inferno castle.
Gammano e le Grotte di Onferno is located at Via Castello, 83 Gemmano, Rimini.
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