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Forli is a commune and city in Emilia-Romagna, Italy, and it is the capital of the province of Forli-Cesena. Forli is situated along the Via Emilia, to the right of the Montone River, and is an important agricultural centre. Forli hosts many of the Italy's culturally and artistically significant landmarks. The surroundings of Forli have been inhabited since the Palaeolithic era. Over the centuries, the city prospered, and after the Second World War, Forli experienced a quick economic recovery, entering a new stage of democratic life.
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Piazza Saffi is a beautiful square located at the heart of Forli and offers some of the most interesting city sites. In the middle of the square there stands the statue of Aurelio Saffi, surrounded by some of the most distinguished and ancient building of the town. On the southern side of the square is the Abbey of San Mercuriale and next to it, there is the Palazzo Paulucci de Calboli.
The Parco della Resistenza in Forli was built after the fashion of the typical Italian gardens although at that stage the English landscape gardens were becoming popular. There were four symmetrical flower beds, with an obelisc in the middle. Nowadays, it is a great place to relax and enjoy an afternoon walk.
Palazzo Hercolani is a palace in Forli. The palace was the product of the unification of three different buildings. Sesto Mateucci gave the palace front a more homogeneous look and improved the palace facilities and decorum. The palace houses a work of the Italian painter Pomepo Randi, called La Beata Vergine del Fuoco con i Santi Mercuriale, Pellegrino, and Marcolino e Valeriano. Inside the palace, there are also six frescoed roofs and two more wall frescoes.
San Giacomo Apostolo is a late medieval church in Forli, Italy. Built during the 13th century in the southern part of the town, it hosted friars of the Dominican order, therefore it was better known as Church of San Domenico.