ICTIC 3 will be held in the Forlì Campus of the Università di Bologna. 



The city of Forlì is located in the Emilia Romagna region, whose capital is Bologna (75 km away), and has a population of 118,600. 

It is situated in a privileged area, since it lies between the River Po in the north, the Apennine Mountains in the west and south, and the Adriatic Sea in the east.

The Bologna–Ancona railway line connects Forlì to many other cities and regions of interest: Ravenna (ca. 30 km), Cesena (ca. 20 km), Rimini (ca. 45 km), Florence (ca. 100 km) and Perugia (ca. 125 km).

There are important archaeological sites nearby, and the Etruscans inhabited the Forlì plain possibly for hundreds of years before the ancient Romans founded Forum Livii—the meeting place for the Livii (family)—in 188 BC along the Via Aemilia, one of the Romans’ ancient motorways, running from Rimini to Piacenza.

When the Roman Empire collapsed, Forlì came under the rule of the Ostrogoth’s and eventually the Holy Roman Emperors. The city's first liberation took place in the 11th century, and it was a free municipality until 1480, under the rule of the Ordelaffi family. Back under papal dominance, in 1500 Duke Valentino, Cesare Borgia, took it from Caterina Sforza and held it for a short while.

The setting for important "Carbonari" activities, in 1859 it was annexed to the Savoy monarchy and was fertile ground for the creation of various political organizations. Mussolini was born in the province and throughout the twenty years of fascism it was transformed into the città del Duce. Heavy bombing largely devastated the city during WW2.

The Piazza Aurelio Saffi, at the heart of the old city, includes the Abbey of San Mercuriale. Other medieval buildings include the Rocca di Ravaldino, a fortress enlarged in the 14th century. The city also hosts the Palazzo Hercolani, and the Palazzo del Podestà. There are also many examples of Rationalist architecture from the Fascist period.

The city has many museums, including the Museo de San Domenico, A. Santarelli Archaeological Museum, the Civic Painting Gallery, the Pergoli Romagna Ethnographic Museum, the Aurelio Saffi Risorgimento Museum and the Romagna Theatre Museum.

Forlì´s many parks include the Parco della Resistenza ("Resistance Park") city park, the Parco di Via Dragoni, and the Parco Urbano, where swans and ducks, rabbits and squirrels freely roam around among oaks, poplars, thorn threes and roses.

Check travel & lodging for a list of recommended lodging options.


forlì campus

In 1989, the Alma Mater Studiorum initiated a programme of decentralization throughout the region of Romagna, becoming the most extensive of all Italian universities. With campuses in Bologna, Cesena, Forlì, Ravenna and Rimini, today it has more than 87,000 enrolled students.

The first dawning of the Forlì Campus was in 1989 when two novelties were set up in the town: a Degree Programme in Political Science with an International Political bias, and the then Scuola Superiore of Modern Languages for Interpreters and Translators (SSLMIT).

Out of the SSLMIT, the Department of Interpretation and Translation (DIT) was established in October 2012, following an important reform of the Alma Mater Studiorum. For 30 years, we have trained highly skilled professional specialists in the fields of translation and interpreting.


Today, the Department offers a 3-Year B.A. in Intercultural and Linguistic mediation, a 2-year Master of Arts in Specialized Translation, a 2-year M.A. in Interpreting, and a 3-year PhD program in Translation, Interpreting and Multiculturality. Download a map of the campus.

A member of CIUTI, the DIT graduate programs belong to the EU Networks of European Masters in Translation and European Masters in Conference Interpreting, and to the EST worldwide network International Doctorate in Translation Studies.


Viale Filippo Corridoni, 20, 47121, Forlì, Italy


map of Forlì

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map of the Forlì Campus

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