Renaissance vs Rationalism


Forlì , located in the heart of Romagna, is rich in history and culture and famous for its culinary and wine tradition. The historical centre is an impressive mix of medieval, renaissance and baroque buildings and churches. In the 1920s and 1930s, Mussolini had such a special interest in the architectural renovation of the city that Forlì became known as the “città del Duce”. Famous Italian architects such as Gustavo Giovannoni, Cesare Bazzani and Cesare Valle worked here. Forlì can be  constitutes an open-air museum rich in landmarks of the architecture of the regime.
Predappio in the hometown of Mussolini who called the most outstanding architect of that time to revamp and bring honors to his small town with monumental and moder architecture. Today Predappio is an incredible Urban Museum which can be visited all round year allowing visitors to fully understand the value of its historical, artistic and cultural heritage.

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Castrocaro&Terra del Sole

Castrocaro is a medieval town, with an enchanting historical centre, but It’s well known specially for the incredible thermal spa realized during the XX century, as regal thermal spa, strongly wanted by Mussolini. Surraunded by a luxuriant botanic park, the Spa Centre and the Grand Hotel are still a unique example of art Decò and razionalism.

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