Ponte a Ridracoli (476 meters above sea level), in the Bidente valley of the same name, was the heart of this once populous village, scattered in the surrounding farms: here there was the church, the school, the cemetery, the mill and the tavern next door the nineteenth-century stone bridge; a group of houses was settled on a hill further upstream, where there was also a castle of which few traces remain. The construction of the imposing dam (1992) has restored vitality to this village: now refuges, holiday homes, restaurants, hostels, hotels, a network of trails that run along the artificial lake or go into the surrounding "National Park of the Casentino Forests" guarantee serene stays in contact with nature.
A Ponte a Ridracoli is located IDRO - Ecomuseum of water, with exhibition rooms dedicated to this vital element; at the top of the dam, the educational-exhibition centers dedicated to nature and technology are placed.
BY CAR: From Bagno di Romagna follow the SP. 138 in Cesena direction; crossed the village of San Piero in Bagno, at a junction follow the SP on the left. 26 which leads to Val Bidente and runs up to S. Sofia (km 18). From here we follow the SP. 4 going up the Bidente di Ridracoli valley to Isola (4 km) where you turn left onto the SP. 112 which reaches Ponte a Ridracoli in 13 km. (Total 35 km from Bagno di Romagna).
From Forlì and Stia-Pratovecchio: SP. 4 (ex SS 310 Bidentina), junction to Isola (km 47.5) to take the SP. 112 up to Ridracoli.