Immersed in the thriving valley crossed by the river Montone, the medieval village of Dovadola, in the Tosco-Romagnolo Apennines, is situated on a bend in the river that accompanies the entire town along its entire length. The name Dovadola means "duo vadora" (two fords) and originates from the existence, on the territory, of two fords, located a short distance from each other.
The hilly landscape is used as an agricultural resource and there are numerous farms scattered on these lands.
The ancient structure of the village is wonderfully intact, distinguished by the fortification built by the Guidi Counts around the 12th century, called Roccaccia. The Abbazzia di Sant'Andrea also seems to date back to the same historical period, where the remains of the Christian martyr Bendetta Bianchi Porro and numerous paintings by the bolognese and romagna schools are preserved.
Dovadola was assigned to the province of Florence following the foundation of the Kingdom of Italy and later, in 1923, was annexed to the province of Forlì, along with other municipalities that make up the territory of Tuscan Romagna.