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Towns Village on the Pilgrimage

”Vade Francisco et repara domum meam”

Link:Francis's life and works

How to reach the starting point of the Pilgrimage

FORLI’ is directly linked to the main junctions:

  • Railway connections: 30 minutes from Bologna; 30 minutes from Rimini; 90 minutes from Florence
  • Highway connections: 50 minutes from Bologna; 60 minutes from Rimini; 120 minutes from Florence


Aireiport .... Marconi - Station train Bologna --- consult

Train ... Bologna - Forlì ..... consult


By car

(Highway: exit FORLI’) 20 kms to Dovadola: follow the indications for Florence (road no. ss 67), go through Castrocaro and after 7 Kms reach Dovadola ("Benedetta" Refuge).

 By bus

  • Direct Bus Service: from the Railway Station (Punto bus via Volta,1). Bus no. 127 departs at 6.20 , 7.35 (f), 11.15(f) ,13.15 , 14.15,16.20 (f),18.35(f), 19.15 ... . Travelling time to Dovadola: 50 minutes. ..consult
  • f = takes place only on weekdays
  • Bus Service: from the Railway Station (piazza Martiri d’Ungheria). Bus no. 91 leaves every 30 minutes (first run 6.05, last run 20.05) and arriving at Castrocaro thermal spa in about 30 minutes. Ticket: 1,7 €. The last seven kilometres, from Castrocaro to Dovadola, walking or hitckhikying (N.B. the local Taxi Service has been suspended at the moment).
From the airports
  • Forlì: "L.Ridolfi" International Airport - A bus service links the airport to the railway station. Ticket: 3,5 €. The bus effects 17 daily runs in connection with the flights of the most important cities: Palermo, Catania, London, Frankfurt, Dublin, Barcellona ...... consult
  • Bologna: "G. Marconi" International Airport - via Triumvirato, 84 - 40132 Bologna (BO) ........ consult
  • Rimini: "F. Fellini" International Airport – via Flaminia, 409 - 47831 Miramare di Rimini (RN) ....... consult
  • Firenze International Airport........consult

Trains timetable : open page

Air-lines: low cost, last minute : consult