Modigliana sits in the Tramazzo valley and boasts very ancient origins and a history full of important events that often goes beyond local borders.
In Medieval times there was a feud among the Guidi Counts, a powerful family owning more than 200 castles between Romagna and Toscany.
Modigliana is full of historical buildings such as the Pretorian Palace, the Borghi Palace, the old fortress and the cathedral.
Piazza Pretorio is perhaps the most beautiful medieval square in the area of Forlì-Cesena, reachable from the arched gate that leads into the Borgo Vecchio. Numerous buildings overlook the square:
The typical first course of Modigliana is 'tortelli di patate' (tortelli stuffed with potatoes), generally served with melted butter and Parmesan cheese on top.
Highly recommended on the third Sunday of September is the Tableaux Vivants Festival: for the occasion all the citizens wear costumes of that historical period (19th Century) to reenact scenes painted by the Modiglianese painter Silvestro Lega in his artworks.
In the direction of Faenza, you can reach the Lady's bridge (or bridge of S. Donato, XVIII century), a spectacular structure, formed by three arches, with a very high center arch. It took the place of the previous bridge demolished by an extraordinary flood. It was called "della Signora" because of its location, next to the villa "La Colombaia" where, at that time, a noblewoman.