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Foligno is an ancient city in the province of Perugia, in Italy. Foligno seems to have been founded by Umbrians in the pre-Roman period. It was conquered by the Romans after the Battle of Sentinum in 295 BC, receiving the name of Fulginiae from the ancient cult of the goddess Fulginia. Foligno recovered after a fall and continued to grow, thus gaining the status of a free city in 1165 thanks to emperor Frederick Barbarossa. Today, Foligno is a great holiday attractions, where tourists can enjoy the amazing attractions, great food and take in the history and civilisation of the town.

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Palazzo Comunale is the main landmark of Foligno. It was built in the 13th century and rebuilt various times during the 16th and 17th centuries. The façade is built in a Neo-Classical architectural style, while the bell tower dates back from the 13th century. The Palazzo is a beautiful place that must not be missed.

Palazzo Orfini is located near Palazzo Comunale, in Foligno. The Palace was built in Renaissance style. It is here that the first printing shop opened by Emiliano Orfini around 1470. On the current facade, there is an inscription that commemorates the printing of Dante's Divine Comedy, thus being the first book printed in Italian.

Foligno Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral situated on the Piazza della Repubblica in the centre of Foligno, Italy. The cathedral was actually built on the site of an earlier basilica. After its construction, the Cathedral was dedicated to the patron saint of the city, the martyr Felician of Foligno. The church has two facades, the west front facing the Piazza Grande and the secondary façade facing the Piazza della Repubblica.

Trinci Palace houses the town's archaeological museum, a picture gallery and a multimedia museum of the Tournaments and jousts, as well as the Civic Museum. The facade of the building was rebuilt in Neoclassical style after a series of earthquakes. Nowadays, the Palace is open to public.