Unlike the other fortresses, the one in Forlimpopoli is located in the lowlands. Built to protect the surrounding area, it was erected between 1361 and 1363 by Cardinal Egidio d’Albornoz upon the ruins of the Romanesque cathedral.

At the end of the 15th century, the structure acquired its current quadrangular shape, with the round corner towers and covered walkways. With the Zampeschi family it turned into a “princely” residence. Ceded to the municipality during the Napoleonic era, it underwent numerous modifications.

The Forlimpopoli Fortress is also characterised by the variety of its uses. In fact, it hosts the municipal offices, while a drawbridge leads to the historic “Giuseppe Verdi” cinema and theatre, made famous by the bold assault of the “Passatore” in 1851. Finally, the ground floor houses the “T. Aldini” Archaeological Museum.

Every summer the internal courtyard welcomes various national festivals, theatrical performances, film screenings, and historical re-enactments. Finally, the fortress serves as the suggestive backdrop of the city’s biggest events, starting with the ‘Segavecchia’ and the ‘Festa Artusiana’.

Forlimpopoli Casa Artusi

Founded in 2007, “Casa Artusi” is the first culinary cultural centre dedicated to Italian cuisine. It combines “knowledge” and “know-how” through a library, school, restaurant, museum, and program of major events.

Forlimpopoli Museo Archeologico "Tobia Aldini"

Located inside of the fortress, the museum illustrates the local history of the region, from prehistoric times to the Renaissance. Of particular note are the large figurative mosaics (Roman Age)and the characteristic ‘Foropopiliensi’ amphorae and the Romanesque cathedral.

Forlimpopoli Chiesa dei Servi

Built in the second half of the 15th century, it acquired its current physiognomy in the 18th century with the raising of the monumental elliptical drum and the addition of Baroque decorations. Inside, it houses a precious Annunciation by Marco Palmezzano (1533) and an organ with doors painted by Livio Modigliani (1576).

Forlimpopoli Teatro Verdi

Built at the start of the 19th century, the small theatre is today used primarily for film screenings. In the parterre, a plaque commemorates the famous incursion by the Passatore gang on 25 June 1851.

Forlimpopoli Loggia della Misura e Loggia della Beccheria

Both arcades were created in the mid-19th century by the burial of part of the fortress’s moat. The Loggia della Misura, built in 1817, is characterised by simple Tuscanstyle columns. Not far away, the Loggia della Beccheria, with its characteristic portico, was built in 1865 to accommodate slaughtering activities and the sale of meat.

Forlimpopoli Parco Fluviale dello Spinadello

The natural oasis of the Meandri del Fiume Ronco Park is located just a few minutes from Forlimpopoli. It can be reached from the visitors’ centre of the former Spinadello aqueduct which was built at the end of the 1920s in the rationalist style and on which the threedimensional writing “Acquedotto Spinadello” stands out in futurist characters.

Forlimpopoli Basilica di San Rufillo

Named for the first bishop of Forlimpopoli and patron saint of the city, the church was erected between the 6th and 8th centuries. Between 1819 and 1821 it acquired its current neoclassical form. The splendid 16th century stone sepulchres stand out on the facade, while inside important paintings are preserved.