The new Bike Maps of the Province of Forlì-Cesena!  

The new Bike Maps of the Province of Forlì-Cesena!

Enjoy cycling in Forlì and Cesenatico with the SEEMORE bike maps!
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Thanks to the exchange of best practices realised within SEEMORE, the Province of Forlì-Cesena designed and printed 4,000 bike maps to cycle aroung Cesenatico and Forlì. The bike map is realised according to the patented model of the Province of Ferrara that presented this tourist tool during the 1st National Transfer Seminar in Forli in 2013.

March 2015

Contact: Elisa Cangini

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Praise to the winners of the SEEMORE Photo Competition in Province of Forlì-Cesena!  

Praise to the winners of the SEEMORE Photo Competition in Province of Forlì-Cesena!

Lucia Spadoni won the first prize of the SEEMORE Photo Competition in Province of Forlì-Cesena
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On 20th November 2014, at the end of the second National Transfer Seminar, the Award of the SEEMORE Photo Competition was organised. Lucia Spadoni won the 1st prize, a 150 euro coupon to spend in a famous sport chain store. Elisa Cimatti won the 2nd prize, a 100 euro coupon to spend in a famous electronic chain store while Silvia Faggi won the 3rd prize, a 50 euro coupon to spend in a chain bookstore.

December 2014

Contact: Elisa Cangini
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The second National Transfer Seminar was held on 20th November 2014 in Forlì  

The second National Transfer Seminar was held on 20th November 2014 in Forlì

A fruitful exchange of esperiences between different coastal municipalities about sustainable mobility
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The second SEEMORE National Transfer Seminar was presented under the name of "Best Practices of Sustainable Mobility in Tourst Areas". The coastal municipalities of Ravenna, Bellaria Igea Marina e Misano Adriatico and the tourist municipalities of Cesena and Forlì presented their best practices and experiences. After the presentations were made, a fruitful discussion arose focusing mainly on the following issues:
  • the importance of communicating the sustainable mobility actions at disposal for tourists and visitors;
  • it is better to talk about active mobility rather than slow mobility;
  • it is very important that different actors work together, especially mobility and tourism sectors;
  • sustainable means of transport and information are often not appealing;
  • the railway operators represent a gap in the implementation of SEEMORE at local level.


December 2014

Contact: Elisa Cangini

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SEEMORE gadgets in Province of Forlì-Cesena!  

SEEMORE gadgets in Province of Forlì-Cesena!


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A kit of SEEMORE gadgets have been produced by Province of Forlì-Cesena to promote the project: a T-shir, a foldable plastic bottle, a USB and the glamorous SEEMORE paper eyeglasses!

May 2014


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The results of the 2013 survey on the mobility of tourists in Cesenatico, Gatteo, San Mauro Mare and Forlì  

The results of the 2013 survey on the mobility of tourists in Cesenatico, Gatteo, San Mauro Mare and Forlì

The survey involved a random sample of 111 tourists, 40% were women and 20% were foreign tourists.
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More than 96% of tourists were accommodated in hotels, they usually travel in couple or with family. Only 26% tourists was visiting for the first time, meaning that Province of Forlì-Cesena destinations are places where people like to return! Most of them arrived by car and only 10% use bus or train getting here. Once arrived tourists park the car and use it only to reach more distant places, such as shopping centres or the nearby city of Rimini. More than 80% of the visitors walk to the beach and in city centre. A part of visitors also uses bicycles and declares to be informed about the possibility to rent a bike at hotel, but only 24% had used the service. Not many tourists seem to use bus public service, when they do they go to Rimini and Iper Rubicone shopping centre. Only 32% of the visitors stated to have received good information on sustainable mobility options by hotel, internet and tourist offices. However with the SEEMORE local awarness campaign we hope to increase this data.

April 2014

Contact: Elisa Cangini

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Almost ready the SEEMORE campaign in Province of Forlì-Cesena!  

Almost ready the SEEMORE campaign in Province of Forlì-Cesena!

The SEEMORE promotional products will be distributed to tourists since Spring 2014!
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Province of Forlì-Cesena is working hard to produce the SEEMORE promotional materials that will be distributed from Spring 2014:
  • Two info-mobility guides presenting the sustainable mobility information of the target areas of Forlì as art centre and Cesenatico, Gatteo and San Mauro Pascoli as coastal resorts will be produced and then both uploaded in the most visited websites and distributed at the local tourist offices
  • The local video will focus on the possibility to enjoy the SEEMORE provincial destinations using sustainable transport
  • The SEEMORE photo competition will be launched in May 2014 and will last until the end of September. More info will be given in the next months
The project SEEMORE will also be presented during the International Fair Ciclo & Vento (Bike and Wind) that will take place in Cesenatico on 16 and 17 May 2014. For more information copy the following link to your search engine: http://www.emiliaromagnaturismo.it/en/events/forli-cesena/trade-fair-and-expositions/ciclo-amp-vento/details?ID=282&NPAGE=1&PROVINCIA=3&TIPOLOGIA=0&GIORNOI=16&MESEI=5&ANNOI=2&GIORNOF=17&MESEF=5&ANNOF=2 Follow us in this section!

February 2014


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Best Practices of Sustainable Mobility in Tourist Destinations  

Best Practices of Sustainable Mobility in Tourist Destinations

Province of Forlì-Cesena welcomes municipalities and provinces of nearby tourist destinations to analyse the state-of-the-art of sustainable mobility for tourists
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On November 12, 2013 the Province of Forlì-Cesena organised the SEEMORE National Transfer Seminar - Best Practices of Sustainable Mobility in Tourist Destinations - welcoming three provinces and three municipalities of other Adriatic coast tourist destinations to analyse the state-of-the-art of sustainable mobility for tourists and to exchange best practices in this field. The participating destinations were Ravenna, Rimini, Ferrara, Riccione, Pesaro and Gabicce. The seminar introduced the project SEEMORE and its objectives and continued with a series of very interesting presentations about sustainable mobility experiences in the other tourist destinations on the Adriatic Coast. Ferrara, for example, identified the use of bicycle as a target objective and is using all kind of funds at disposal to promote it, focusing mainly on commercialisation and communication. They also worked on a series of innovative tourist products (such as a bike map to insert in the handlebar) and original ways of distributing promotional materials such as a moving information point. Pesaro is working on an original project called Bicipolitana (Bike-tube). The aim is to create a network of bike lanes that intersect so that you can tour the whole city and region by bike. The network is structured just like metro networks in large cities. Both the logo and the maps are reminiscent of the London Underground, with a network of paths, each of which is distinguished by a different colour. Very interesting is also the experience of Gabicce, a small seaside resort located on a promontory. As most of the tourists arrive by car, the municipality created a guarded paying car park for up to 1000 vehicles, which is located off the city center and the seafront. The car park is connected by three shuttles to hotels and beach. During the tourist season operates also a free electric shuttle that transports guests from the beach to the hotel and vice versa during the hottest hours of the day. Many hotels make a seasonal subscribe and offer a parking service to their customers. For any further information please contact Ms Elisa Cangini at relin@provincia.fc.it

February 2014


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Travelling by public transport is easier thanks to the involvement of the local actors  

Travelling by public transport is easier thanks to the involvement of the local actors

The tourism operators are more informed about the validity of sustainable mobility
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Province of Forlì-Cesena is working to build a shared awareness of the importance of sustainable mobility and has started from the local actors. An integrated sustainable mobility information package for visitors (public transport, cycling routes, urban mobility, parking areas, pedestrian areas and routes, guided tours, e-mobility, bicycle rental, tips, etc..) was developed, with description of the leisure activities and how to reach them. The content has been shared with the tourist offices of the involved areas and the local PT company for their contribution to it. The package will become a printed and digital Guide to be distributed in tourist offices, hotels and places of entertainment. The Guide will be published in spring 2014, at the beginning of the next holiday season, in order to have the maximum circulation among tourists. A new protocol for the exchange and sharing of data and information was developed, for the promotion of sustainable mobility in Forlì, Cesenatico, Gatteo Mare and San Mauro. The new protocol will be presented, discussed and signed by all the relevant stakeholders (municipalities, associations of hotel owners, public transport and railways companies) after the summer season, to become operational in 2014. Two training seminars on sustainable mobility were organised at the end of May. One was addressed to the operators who work in direct contact with visitors (receptionists, bus drivers, tourist offices staff), the other was addressed to planners of leisure activities, tourism infrastructures and sustainable mobility. Unfortunately the attendance was limited. More training activities will be organised in the next months. The local PT company, START Romagna has been carrying out several activities that are perfectly in line with the objectives of SEEMORE:
  • the service Google Transit is now including also Province of Forlì-Cesena’s bus lines. Thanks to an agreement between Region Emilia-Romagna and Google and to the cooperation of the local PT companies, information about bus and train timetables and routes are now available on Google Transit, the app of Google Maps that can be consulted both by PC and by mobile, making the travel by PT easier.
  • START Romagna has just launched a cumulative bus ticket called Orange Ticket, lasting 3 or 7 days that can be used to travel for the desired period in all the bus lines travelling in the area of Province of Forlì-Cesena. This cumulative ticket will be implemented next year with the aim to sign agreements with leisure facilities (museums, aquatic parks, shopping centres, amusement parks, etc.) to get discounts for the entry.
  • Also this year START Romagna has activated a summer dedicated bus line Tintarella con il bus (Sun-tanning by bus) connecting the internal areas with the coastal resorts. The service started on 9 June and ends on 8 September.
The above services will be promoted through a comprehensive awareness campaign about sustainable mobility to be realised for SEEMORE in the next months. The preparation of a public tender is under progress, for the selection of a private subject, expert in communication, who will implement the promotion of the guide and the other communication activities of the project. For further information please contact the European Projects Office of Province of Forlì-Cesena: Elisa Cangini: relin@provincia.fc.it

August 2013


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On Holiday .... I move by bike  

On Holiday .... I move by bike

Popular bike sharing systems to move more freely
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Waiting for the launch of the information campaign aimed at tourists set for July, that will involve the tourist and mobility operators about the different opportunities at visitors' disposal to move in the region using sustainable means alternative to cars (train, bus, bike, etc..), we point out two initiatives aimed to promote the use of bicycle that have just started in the towns of Forlì and Cesenatico. The Municipality of Forlì is carrying out a regional project called MI MUOVO IN BICI (I move by bicycle). It consists in a bike-sharing system of traditional and electric bikes, active 7 days out of 7, that allows visitors arriving by car or train to move in the city on a bike. Thanks to the strategic location in seven top areas of Forlì, the visitor can enjoy the city monuments and shopping streets without worrying about traffic or parking fees. The project implementation is still in progress and soon a specific tourist map about the possibility to visit the Route of Modern Architecture of the 1920s in Forlì by bike will be issued. The second initiative of bike sharing is carried out by the Municipality of Cesenatico within the European project Adrimob co-financed by IPA Adriatic Programme. 300 bikes will be delivered to hotels, shops, seaside resorts and sports associations that will make them available free of charge to their customers. Other 100 bikes will be delivered to public offices both for staff travels and for organized groups of visitors (i.e. schools). The new service, complementary and consistent with the objectives of Seemore, will be fully active by the end of June 2013.

May 2013

Contact: Elisa Cangini
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Forlì-Cesena, the Adriatic heart of Romagna’s region  

Forlì-Cesena, the Adriatic heart of Romagna’s region

A land of emotions from the mountains to the sea. Tourists arrive by car, but go to the beach on foot or by bike
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The Province of Forlì-Cesena, situated in the south of the Emilia-Romagna region, has a population of 390 thousands inhabitants, of which 120 thousands live in the city of Forlì. The Province is constituted by two thirds by hills and mountains and one-third by plains, which end on the Adriatic Sea. Along the coast there are the tourist towns of Cesenatico (26,000 inhabitants), Gatteo (9,000 inhabitants) and San Mauro Pascoli (12,000 inhabitants). In the three coastal towns there are over five hundred hotels (while 12 are in the city of Forlì), 22 hostels, 1,700 apartments and 22 camping. In total, more than 55 000 beds. The summer season runs from April to September; but July and August represent the peak. Each year, one million tourists, 430 thousands only in July and August, for a total of 6 million nights spent, are recorded. Families are typical tourists and they often return, while there are few individual visitors. The survey on mobility, conducted in August 2012, covered 100 tourists, 10 hotels, 5 bike rentals and 3 car rentals. The results showed that:
  • 90% of tourists arrive by car, leave the car where they are staying and go around on foot or by bike except when they go to distant attractions (a minority);
  • two out of three are willing to use bike more often but want safer cycle tracks;
  • approximately 60% would walk more often if bicycle lanes and sidewalks are separated and there were more sidewalks and less traffic in pedestrian zones;
Considering that less than one out of three tourists travelled by bus, and two out of five consider it "good" or "excellent", the main request is to have more bus connections, also to nearby cities and less crowded buses. Local Action Plan (decided in October 2012) Main actions:
  1. Elaboration of an integrated sustainable mobility information package for visitors
  2. Translation of mobility information
  3. Elaboration and upgrading of protocols to exchange information, data and know-how between
  4. transport and tourism providers
  5. Integration of mobility information in the hotel tourist package and in hotel websites
  6. Promotion of mutual links between transport and destination websites
  7. Increase of public transport selling points
  8. Parking policies to discourage car use to access leisure destinations and urban areas
  9. Bicycle transport in public buses and train
  10. More information on: http://www.tu


January 2013

Contact: Elisa Cangini
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