Portico e San Benedetto
|Portico e San Benedetto|
|Comune di Portico e San Benedetto|
Ponte della Maestà at Portico di Romagna.
|Province / Metropolitan city||Forlì-Cesena (FC)|
|• Mayor||Mirko Betti|
|• Total||60.8 km2 (23.5 sq mi)|
|Elevation||456 m (1,496 ft)|
|Population (Dec. 2008)|
|• Density||13/km2 (34/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Portico e San Benedetto (Romagnolo dialect: Pôrtic e San Bandet) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Forlì-Cesena in the Italian region Emilia-Romagna, located about 60 kilometres (37 mi) southeast of Bologna.
It is formed by three main distinct settlements:
- Portico di Romagna, 36 kilometres (22 mi) from Forlì.
- San Benedetto in Alpe, 48 kilometres (30 mi) from Forlì.
- Bocconi, midway the two former localities.
In Portico di Romagna:
- Palazzo Portinari, which, according to tradition, belonged to Folco Portinari's large, extensive family, father of the Beatrice Portinari described by Dante Alighieri.
- Palazzo Traversari. The theologian Ambrogio Traversari was born here.
- Ponte della Maestà ("Majesty Bridge", 17th–18th centuries)
At San Benedetto in Alpe are the Acquacheta water fall, also described by Dante, and the Monastery of St. Benedict, of medieval origins.
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