|Regions in Italy Emilia-Romagna Province Forlì-Cesena : Comune Forlì|
Province of Forlì-Cesena, Emilia Romagna, Italy
Situated along the Via Emilia, to the right of the Montone river, is an important agricultural center in Romagna, with also a lively clothing and footwear industries.
The local restaurants and trattorie offer the great cuisine of the region, based on home-made pasta, ravioli, tagliatelle and cappelletti, and the traditional piadina, kind of low pancake baked on high-temperature iron.
Altitude: 34 mt a.s.l -- Population: ca. 110,000 inhabitants -- Zip/postal code: 47100 -- Phone Area Code: 0543 -- Patron Saint: the Madonna del Fuoco celebrated on 4 February
What to see
An ancient town, was founded by the Romans probably on a previous Etruscan center in 188 BC as Forum Livii, from the name of its founder consul Marcus Livius Salinator. The key moments in the history of the town are well represented in its coat of arms: the red shield in the eagle's claw to the left was given by the Romans who founded it, the white cross in the claw to the right commemorates the First Crusade, the imperial eagle was granted by Frederick II, whom the town supported in the conflict with the Papal power in the year 1241 and the word "libertas" inside the small white shield reminds of the periods when Forlì was a free republic, in 889 AD nd in 1405 AD. In later centuries the town was under the Ordelaffi, then it was included into the Church State.
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