Places that you shouldn't miss are: the Maestà bridge, the four watch-towers and -last but not the least- the tower and the Portinari palace, where Dante Alighieri and Beatrice Portinari are said to have met. Lovely walks through the old alleys full of flowers and people, refreshing bathing by the riverside "La Chiusa"- place of bathing tourism-will make unforgettable your summer stay in Portico.
Recently a vast expanse of woods around Portico has been turned into National Park-"The National Park of Foreste Casentinesi"-where it's possible to go on excursion and to admire local specimens of flora and fauna: wolfs, deers, wild boars, wild orchids.
A few kilometers away from Portico there are many others places of touristic interest: in the same district of Portico, by the hamlets "Bocconi" and "San Benedetto", there are many noteworthy sites.
In Bocconi, a waterfall overtopped by an ancient three-arched bridge, ideal place for river-bathing lovers and for the enthusiastics of water sports like boat-racing.
In San Benedetto the famous and impressive waterfall "Acquacheta", extolled by Dante Alighieri in the Divina Commedia (Inferno, canto XVI), and the picturesque "Poggio", in which you will find the Benedictine abbey build about in the IX century.
Just few kilometers away from Portico, in the nearby district of Tredozio, on a hill called "Monte della Busca", and exactly at "Inferno", lies "the smallest volcano of the world", actually a gaseos emission of hydrocarbon perpetually burning, very impressive especially in the summer nights.
From Portico you can easily reach cities around there such as Forlì, Florence, Ravenna, Faenza, and also the well-known places of the Adriatic coast.