Within a one hour drive of Florence and two hour drive of Venice, this area offers easy access to both beaches (40 mins. to coast) and skiiing in the Appenines, as well as excellent hiking and cycling tours. Many beautiful spots for river-bathing within 40 minutes and a range of public and private swimming-pools. Riding-school and golf 15 mins. There is a wide choice of country restaurants within 15 minutes of the house and less. This area is outside the main tourist areas in unspoilt countryside, but close to the cities of Forli and Cesena as well as Forlimpopoli with its annual food festival and many vineyards and small producers of speciality foods - a gastronomic paradise yet to be discovered by overseas visitors. There is an international summer music festival in nearby Ravenna and opera during the autumn/winter season in Cesena.