Forli Airport Mini Guide
About Forli Airport
Forli Airport, otherwise called Luigi Ridolfi is a small airport in the north east of Italy
very close to the old town of Forli. It’s used as an entry point for the Adriatic Riviera resorts. The airport is less than 30 minutes from the centre of Forli and there’s plenty of parking for a small airport in front of and to the left of the terminal building as you approach.
Only two airlines fly into Forli as others have transferred to Bologna
including Ryanair. The current operators are Wizzair and Belle Air, both budget operators from eastern Europe.
Getting to your destination after arriving at the airport
The airport is on the outskirts of Forli old town which can be reached by bus from the airport. Check at the information desk for schedules, routes and timetables. A shuttle bus operates between the airport and Forli station and the airport and points on the Adriatic Riviera. The cost of a one way ticket is €12. Look out for Taximinibus Cervia and Cesenatico Tranfert on the vehicles. Taxis also operate on a fixed charge basis into Forli. If hiring a car, the companies’ desks are easily visible as you enter the arrivals hall from customs. Things don’t get too busy there but pre-booking is always a sensible option. You may want to consider sending a driver through to beat the queues but the wait is rarely more than 45 minutes for a car.
There’s an airport information desk in the public area together with a tourist information desk.
What's on offer at Forli Airport
There are no banks operating at Forli but there is an ATM for euro cash withdrawals. The nearest bank is on the main road into Forli centre.
- Shopping at Forli Airport is limited, with only a newsagents and the duty free shop after security selling alcohol, tobacco products, perfumery and gifts
- Food facilities at Forli are limited too. There is a basic restaurant selling snacks and sandwiches and a bar selling wine, beer, spirits and hot drinks
- For minor medical problems of an urgent nature, there is a first aid station in the airport which you’ll find on the arrivals concourse.
Despite the limitations of the facilities at the airport, Forli's management are looking at improving the passenger facilities as part of a package to draw new routes to the airport.
There are call points at various locations around the car parks and the terminal buildings. Passengers requiring assistance should press the button at these points and wait for assistance. Special taxis are available for journeys into Forli. These can take a passenger in a wheelchair plus five passengers. General assistance is available for disabled travellers but it is recommended that you inform your airline before travelling so that necessary steps can be taken to assist you. The airport conforms to EU law on disability provision.
Forli Airport is a small airport in the north east of Italy and serves the nearby city of Forli. From there, hiring a car will allow you to tour the sights of the city including the stately Piazza Saffi which has a fairy tale quality to it, illuminated at night.
The city was the birthplace of many artists and other famous people. The dictator Mussolini was also an infamous local politician there. Outside the city you can explore the region of Emilia-Romagna and the north eastern coast with its unspoilt coastline and countryside.