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Over 50 years of activity in Riolo Terme in a magical place in the heart of the Romagna hills

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discover riolo terme and the magnificent surrounding area

Riolo Terme and its Sforza castle are located on the first hill of the province of Ravenna, a few kilometers from the border with Tuscany, in the Senio valley which includes Casola Valsenio with its famous Officinal Herb Garden and Palazzuolo sul Senio.

The “City of Waters” Riolo Terme owes its vocation to the presence of therapeutic sources, already known in Roman times, which over the centuries have allowed the city to develop and become one of the most avant-garde spa centers.

The village of Riolo was founded in the early Middle Ages, in 1388, and its Rocca from 2005 is home to the Faenza Apennines Landscape Museum which houses exhibitions and exhibitions, music programs, film screenings, historical and cultural events. gastronomic with the possibility of visits and creative workshops. Due to its military importance, it was fortified in the 16th century by the Bolognese and Sforza families.

Its imposing bastions, which Cesare Borgia – the Valentino, the inspiration for Macchiavelli – conquered in the 1500s, constitute a splendid example of Renaissance military architecture. In addition to the fortress, Riolo Terme has the attractions of a medieval nucleus enclosed by the old walls and remained almost intact, the splendid parks, the tranquility of a spa immersed in the green of the Apennines.

Numerous sports facilities, including the greens of the Golf Country Club for high-quality sports performance, with 18 holes arranged over an area of ​​200 hectares against the background of evocative gullies and soft hills, the Acqualand water park equipped with swimming pools, water games and slides, up to the many nature trails that wind through the heart of the Parco della Vena del Gesso Romagnola, a unique environment, rich in chalk outcrops with caves, including the Grotta del Re Tiberio, open to the public with adjoining museum, ridges, slopes and the possibility of discovering the vast flora and fauna that populates the area.

The nature trails include the Corolla delle Ginestre, a 60 km ring route that can be traveled on foot, on horseback or by mountain bike.
In Riolo you can also find five-a-side football pitches, the municipal stadium, tennis courts, sport fishing lakes, clay pigeon shooting and clay pigeon shooting and riding schools.

Riolo Terme is also a city of events and festivals, organized by the Proloco Association and offers a show and variety evening every Tuesday at the Terme park, a bingo on Wednesday, a dance evening on Thursday with live music and other events Saturday or Sunday evening. There are several theme nights and activities at the Rocca di Riolo, gentle gymnastics at the Terme park and other initiatives in the town such as the Cantaterme or the various festivals that take place during the season.
In the state-of-the-art thermal establishment, among the greenery of centuries-old plants, various types of types can be treated with latest-generation therapeutic treatments assisted by sector specialists.

“Let yourself be lulled by the breeze that crosses the green hills of the Apennines and be amazed by the history that you breathe in our valley”

A few kilometers from Riolo you can also visit the famous medieval village of Brisighella.

Riolo Terme is at the foot of the Apennine Gypsum Valley where the Vena del Gesso Regional Park is located, a destination for tourism that appreciates nature, serenity and well-being. The hill offers fruit fields, vineyards and olive groves while penetrating towards the Tuscan Romagna Apennines you can appreciate the chestnut groves and the green and unspoiled forests.

There are several possibilities for excursions to visit the wineries and villages of the various neighboring towns, numerous possibilities for walking and trekking thanks to the Nasturzio Association of Riolo Terme, mountain biking, city bike, motorbike or horse, with paths between valleys and woods.

There are plenty of opportunities for shopping, with a visit to the area’s outlets such as the Castelguelfo “The Style Outlets” 30 km away, or in Barberino del Mugello.

Here are some places that our territory can offer


Brisighella, ancient medieval and thermal village of the Lamone Valley, in the Tuscan-Romagnolo Apennines, between Florence and Ravenna

Casola Valsenio

Set in the Senio valley, Casola Valsenio is one of the closest towns to Riolo Terme and offers visitors beautiful landscapes, events every weekend and the presence of the famous Garden of Officinal Herbs

Vena del gesso Regional Park

Set between the oldest Marnoso-arenacea Formation in the south and the more recent Argille Azzurre formation (calanchi) in the north, the Vena del Gesso extends for a linear development of about 25 kilometers between the Provinces of Bologna and Ravenna

Re Tiberio Cave

Undoubtedly it is the most famous and “celebrated” cave in the Vena del Gesso PArk due to the presence of archaeological evidence attesting to human presence over several millennia


The Medieval Village of Dozza, one of the hundred “Most Beautiful Villages of Italy”, is located south of Bologna, 6 km from Imola and is situated on the crest of a hill overlooking the valley of the Sellustra river and gently descends towards the via Emilia

Casentinesi Forest Park

Nestled in the Tuscan-Romagna Apennines, the Casentinesi Forest National Park is a magical place where nature offers its best


Ravenna the beauty, city of saints, bankers and kings, a few kilometers from the sea and as many from the Apennines, with its monuments and magnificent basilicas

Imola Racetrack

The roar of the engines, the stridency of the tires and the scent of history make the Enzo and Dino Ferrari racetrack at Imola the motor center of the region

Romagna Riviera

Beautiful life, sea, music and events distributed throughout the year. All this, but not only, is the famous Riviera Romagnola


Why choose Cristallo hotel?

  • Family atmosphere
  • Tradition and cordiality
  • Proximity and discounts for the “Terme of Riolo”
  • “Romagna” cuisine
  • Relax and peace


Hotel Cristallo

via Firenze, 7 – 48025 Riolo Terme (RA)
Phone: (+39) 0546.71160 | Mobile (+39) 345 22 72 008 | Fax: (+39) 0546.71160
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