Learn about the Umbrian city of Foligno, Italy. This article gives a brief history of Foligno as well as places to see and some main events which take place each year…
The City of Foligno, Italy
Foligno, Italy is a city located in Umbria of central Italy, and carries a population of 53,202 (as of 1991). The city is a known industrial and commercial center, and is also a railroad junction in central Italy. The manufacturing industry of Foligno is known for paper, textiles, machinery and transport equipment.
A Brief History of Foligno
Foligno, also known as Forum Flaminii under the Roman Empire of 295 B.C., was destroyed in its early years, but in 1100 B.C., the city was able to expand its territory with the aid of Federico Barbarossa.
During the start of the 13th Century, Foligno came under the power of the Papal Estate and experienced an industrial and commercial makeover. During the year 1310, following war against Federico Il, Foligno was taken by Rinaldo Trinci, who was vicar of the Church at that time. The city was able to expand further and enjoy prosperity, and its success continued when power was transferred to Niccolo Trinci. Niccolo also reigned over the cities of Assisi, Bevagna, Montefalco and Spello.
Niccolo was murdered in 1424, and Corrado III had conquered Foligno with a few slaughters. Corrado III, along with his fellows, was arrested in 1439 by the Papal army, who occupied the city at the time.
In the year 1799, Foligno became a part of the Roman Republic while it was occupied by Napoleon. Foligno was annexed into the Kingdom of Italy in 1870.
Places to See in Foligno
While visiting Foligno, there are some fabulous must-see places such as the Trinci Palace, which has a Municipal Picture Gallery, Library and Archaeological Museum.
Quite a few ancient churches are located in Foligno, including St. Feliciano Cathedral, St. Nicolo Church, Santa Maria Infraportas Church and several others. There are also the Town Hall and Bell-Tower as well as the Palace of the People. You’ll enjoy the elegance and historical value of Foligno as your tour the city.
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