The territory where arose Forum Livii, was probably inhabited by the Celts and Gauls who were integrated to the native population. Situated at a strategic point along the Via Emilia, was long an important agricultural center.
It was the Familgia Ordelaffi, who ruled Forli for over two centuries, before the city was incorporated into the Papal States.
Emeritus of ordinary citizens, Mazzini Aurelio Saffi, triumvirate in the Roman Republic of 1849: his monument is at the heart of the magnificent Piazza Saffi.
USEFUL NUMBERS AND TURISTIC INFORMATIONS
• City Hall: Piazza Saffi, tel. 0543 712111
• IAT: P.tta Ninety Pacifici n ° 1-2, tel. 0543 712 435 0543 fax 712 434
PLACES TO SEE
• Abbey of St Mercurial
• Pinacoteca Comunale with works by Guercino, Cignani, Curs, Palmezzano, Lorenzo di Credi, Fra Angelico, Canova
• Ethnographic Museum
• Palazzo Romagnoli, recently restored, which houses the Civic Art Collections of the twentieth century, including the prestigious Collection Vernocchi: the collection was exhibited for the first time at the Venice Biennale in 1950 and presents works by Giorgio De Chirico, Renato Guttuso, Felice Casorati and Carlo Carrà.
• Museum of Palazzo Romagnoli
• The ancient Borgo of Schiavonia (Corso Garibaldi)
• The Dome
• The Church of the Carmine
• Oasi of Magliano: artificial lakes on the southern outskirts of the city