Bagnacavallo’s hospitable atmosphere can be enjoyed all year long. Indeed the town has lots to offer. Amongst the most famous monuments is the Pieve di San Pietro in Sylvis, one of the most well preserved parish churches in Romagna. The church is located on the pilgrims’ route Via dei Romei; it dates back to the VII century and houses important XIV century frescos of the Riminese School.
Piazza Nuova is the most characteristic architectural site, with its uniquely elegant features. The square dates back to 1758 and is oval with porticos all around it. It was built as a market for meat, fish and oil. It was recently restored and houses a restaurant and some craft workshops.
Illustrious locals include Tommaso Garzoni, Leo Longanesi, Stefano Pelloni, known as il Passatore, and Bartolomeo Ramenghi, also known as il Bagnacavallo. The local museum houses his altarpieces "Madonna with child and Saints Michael, Francis, Peter and John" and "The Mystical Marriage of St. Catherine"; the presbytery of the church Collegiata di San Michele Arcangelo houses the altarpiece "Christ on a throne of clouds with the Saints Michael the Archangel, John the Baptist, Bernardino and Peter the Apostle".
The botanical garden Giardino dei Semplici, the romantic alley Vicolo degli Amori and the print collection Gabinetto delle Stampe at Museo Civico delle Cappuccine are some of the interesting things to see in town.
The main square Piazza della Libertà features the town hall and next to it the municipal theatre Teatro Goldoni, almost “a miniature Scala” for its beauty, according to the press. From November to April its programme features children’s theatre and great plays, including contemporary, comic and musical performances, often important national previews.