Residential units used as offices, a section of a site known as “Palace of the Cows”, are located in the historic centre of Forli, near the city Cathedral. The building, an interesting piece of neo-classical architecture, was built in the 18th century and the residential units are currently available. The site could keep it’s current purpose or the residential units could be restored.
The units are in a building with four floors above ground, separated by mezzanine floors which make it taller, a ground floor and a basement, to be used as offices and shops. The main façade, decorated in the purist style, has simple false clews at the base with frames which mark the division between the upper two floors where there are two rows of rectangular windows decorated by sills and mouldings. The façade on the Corso is composed of three styles, the first is in fake marble. Inside there are two courtyards which link the internal building units. They present a average finish with floors of cotto tiles, ceramic cladding, internal doors and wooden window fixtures with double glazing, white plastered or wooden walls and ceilings. All the units, currently used as offices, were originally built as residences, evident by both the distribution of the spaces and the plans. The residential units, property of the University of Bologna “Alma Mater Studiorum”, are available.
The property is located in the historic centre of Forli (pop. 117,913), capital of the Province of Forli-Cesena (pop. 394,601) in the Emilia-Romagna Region (pop. 4,448,146), near the Cathedral. It’s situated along the Corso Armando Diaz, one of the main arteries in the centre, in the south, with many diverse buildings with different functions: residential, commercial and administrative. Only a few steps from the heart of the centre, it’s not part of the pedestrian area or in the limited traffic zone as the Corso is one of the main access arteries into the centre. The railway station FS is 2,3 km from the property while the “Forli” tollbooth on the Adriatic motorway (A14) is about 8 km from the area. The international airport of Bologna (6,880,000 passengers in 2015) is about 80 km from the city while the Romagna coastline is 30 km away (Maritime Milan).