Pino was a member of the Ordelaffi family, who took power over Forlì at the end of the 13th century, when it had become a military dictatorship. The rampant brutality and violence in the city culminated in the reign of Pino.
Taking power after murdering his brother, Pino was a great patron of the arts, and also ordered the construction of the Rocca di Ravaldino by Giorgio Marchesi Fiorentino. He would kill his first wife, his mother, as well as his second wife, before being murdered himself by his third wife. With the Ordelaffi fighting amongst themselves, Girolamo Riario was able to became lord of Forlì.