Welcome to our selection of holiday homes to rent in Forli, Italy.
There has been a settlement on the site of the modern Forli since prehistoric times, and the area was a major Roman town, before the medieval city that visitors can see today finally began to take shape. Tourists can enjoy visiting the city's streets and piazzas, as well as the many churches and private palaces that line the ancient roads. The centre of Forli is also home to a number of pleasant, green spaces, which are ideal for picnics, or just relaxing in the Italian summer sunshine. Located just 50km from Bologna, Forli is well worth a day trip from the Emilio-Romagna capital.
The main square in Forli is named after the 19th century politician, Aurelio Saffi, who was a major figure in the Risorgimento or radical republican movement. The piazza Aurelio Saffi is a huge space, almost 128 metres long and 87 metres wide, and features a statue of the man itself at the centre. Palaces and churches line the square, including the 11th century palazzo communale, which now houses the city hall and the Venetian style Palazzo Albertini. The Palazzo Hercolani looks like any other 19th century private residence, but is actually home to one of the most important works of art in the region, painted onto the walls and featuring a landscape of the town and Forli's coat of arms. The palace is open to the public, and many of the room are still decorated in the original style.
The Abbey of San Mercuriale, another of the impressive buildings on the central Palazzo Aurelio Saffi, is another must-see attraction in Forli. The 75m bell tower can still be climbed today and offers a great view across the town and surrounding area. The church itself features many ornate chapels with intricate decorations and artwork; the most famous of which is a sculpted sepulchre, previosuly located in another church, which was destroyed by bombing during the Second World War.
When you've had your fill of history and artwork, take a break in one of Forli's many pleasant green spaces, including the laid-out gardens and paths of the Parco della Resistenza which also offers a free bicycle hiring service to help you explore the large area. The Parco Dragoni is also ideal for cycling, and is home to a skate park and children's play area. In summer, there are often open-air musical and theatrical performances on an evening.
Looking for self catering holiday accommodation in Forli? Then below is a selection of Apartments in Forli and villas in Forli that can be rented direct from their owners. You can either click on each listing for further details or you can use our search engine on the left if you are looking for something in particular.