FOLIGNO

Founded from the Fulginates at the confluence between rivers Menotre and Topino, Fulginia then passed in Roman hands becoming a political centre town hall and then mand then important stop long the via Flaminia, connecting Rome to Rimini.
Repeatedly destroyed by barbaric invasions it recovered after the 1000 with the development of a small inhabited center around the main castle (castrum Sancti Feliciani) encircled by walls.

Famous the Piazza Grande of Foligno for the renounce to the property made here by San Francesco. Piazza della Repubblica is then the center of the city and shows off the more important buildings: the Palazzo Comunale (XIII cent.), Palazzo del Podestà, Palazzo dei Trinci today seat of the Pinacoteca Comunale and the splendid building of the Duomo, erected in 1133 whose facade in Romanesque style is embellished by Gothic "bifore" and three "rosoni".
Foligno outside reserves an appreciate surpris also of the lived one: only 6 km far away there's the Abbazia di Sassovivo, Romanesque building built in year 1000 perfectly conserved that reveals its maximum splendor with its cloister (XIII sec.).

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