Forlì, Forlì-Cesena, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Forlì is the chief town of the province of Forlì-Cesena in Emilia-Romagna, Italy. It is rich of an important architectural heritage cause it has, among other buildings, some medieval ones. It also has many remains of old civilizations of great historical interest. The heart of social and economic life is Aurelio Saffi Suqare (main square of the city). It has 128 m long and 87 m wide and we can see in the middlethe the statue of Aurelio Saffi, (Italian politician), character symbol of the city, to which the square is dedicated. The most important buildings of the city give on this site: the Post Palace, the Town Hall from the year 1000, the clock tower which was destroyed during the second world war and rebuilt in 1975, Albertini Palace (15th century) and the Abbey of Saint Mercuriale with his bell tower. The San Domenico Museum contains an art gallery where we find the portrait of Caterina Sforza by Lorenzo di Credi, the resemblance to the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci was emphasized. Under Mussolini, Forlì became an urban centre and there was a restoration work that changed the downtown. The monument to the unknown soldier and the statue of Icarus are witnesses of this fascist architecture.

Tips

If you arrive by plane, the airport is 5 km from the city centre. There is no train service connecting the airport to the center so you can take the bus, a taxi or just rent a car at the airport if you want to explore the region.
Forlì has very dry and hot summers while its winters are hard and wet. This is why spring is the ideal time to explore the city. The temperatures are not too high and the rain is quite rare.
Aurelio Saffi Square is the most important place of the city and you will find many bars, restaurants and shops that will fill all your needs.
If you are thinking about spending your vacations in Forlì, you have very interesting cities to discover nearby such as Bologna, Modena, Ravenna, Cesena, Ferrara, and if you want to enjoy the Adriatic Sea, you can extend your stay from a few days to go to the sea either Rimini or Pesaro, it’s really worth it. You can also visit San Marino.