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FolignoItaly

Explore palaces and churches, soak up daily life in a bustling piazza or indulge in some fine dining and shopping in this regional center of Umbria.

Foligno is set on the banks of the Topino River where it leaves the Apennine Mountains and flows out to join the Clitunno River system. This surprisingly advanced Umbrian town has a history that possibly dates back as far as the 8th century B.C.

Begin your discovery of Foligno in the central Piazza della Repubblica. This elongated town square sports the popular Umbrian designs of the 12th and 13th centuries. You can’t miss the Palazzo Comunale (Town Hall) and the adjoining Palazzo Orfini. Emiliano Orfini is said to have opened one of Italy’s first printing shops here and in 1472 it produced Dante's Divine Comedy, the first book to be printed in the Italian language.

While still in the main square, admire the impressive pink-and-white stone Cathedral of San Feliciano. This cathedral has not one, but two, façades, one facing the Piazza della Repubblica and one facing the adjoining Piazza Duomo. Inside, admire the ornate baldachin (canopy over the altar), which is a 17th-century copy of the one in St Peter’s in Rome.

Learn more about the history of Foligno in the Museo Archeologico at the Palazzo Trinci. The palace is home to intricate frescoes from the early 15th century. As well as the museum, it also houses the Pinacoteca Comunale, the public art gallery, and has a fascinating display about jousting, whereby knights fight on horseback with lances.

Foligno lies on the main train line from Rome to Ancona and has many bus connections, although it’s easier to get here by car. Take a short ride out to the Abbey of Sassovivo on a hill. The abbey is best known for its 13th-century cloister. Its 128 columns around a central well support small, ornate marble arches.

Back in the center of Foligno, go shopping, visit a market and sample some of the region’s fresh produce in a fine Italian restaurant.

While Foligno has grown to become a bustling regional center with its own industries, there is still enough history in its ancient streets to find a happy balance between ancient culture and 21st-century comforts during your stay in this Umbrian town.

Top hotels in Foligno

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
City Hotel & Suites Foligno
City Hotel & Suites Foligno
3 out of 5
Via Massimo Arcamone 16, Foligno, PG
The price is £59 per night from 28 Sep to 29 Sep

Located in the heart of Foligno, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of San Giovanni Battista Hospital and St. Nicolo Church. Church of Santa Maria Infraportas ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (230 reviews)
Stay at city hotel foligno

"Need more accurate cleaning of the room,lots of dust,more insulation from the traffic, road noise"…"

Reviewed on 17 Feb 2020

City Hotel & Suites Foligno
B&B Il Cedro
B&B Il Cedro
Via Giovanni Caboto 10, Foligno, Provincia di Perugia
The price is £41 per night from 20 Sep to 21 Sep

Situated in Foligno, this bed & breakfast is within 1 mile (2 km) of Church of Santa Maria Infraportas, St. Nicolo Church and Palazzo Trinci. Cathedral of San ...

4.3/5Excellent! (28 reviews)

"Ospitalità e disponibilità ottime, la camera gradevole e pulita."…"

Reviewed on 13 Feb 2020

B&B Il Cedro
La Quercetta
La Quercetta
Via Carpello, 45, Foligno, PG
The price is £63 per night from 20 Sep to 21 Sep

Situated in Foligno, this spa agritourism property is within 3 miles (5 km) of Abbey of Sassovivo, Foligno Palazzo Comunale and Cathedral of San Feliciano (Duomo). ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (18 reviews)

"La cosa che più ci ha colpito è stata la disponibilità e la cortesia dello staff! Ottima posizione dalla quale è possibile ammirare la vallata comodamente sdraiati a bordo piscina. Buona la colazione con calde brioches appena sfornate. Pulizia delle camere appena sufficiente (non sempre veniva spolverata ..."…"

Reviewed on 6 Sep 2020

La Quercetta

Popular places to visit in Foligno

Basilica San Francesco di Assisi
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Basilica San Francesco di Assisi

4.5/5(9 reviews)

Join pilgrims from all over the world in exploring this grandiose 13th-century religious complex. See the remains of one of the most venerated religious figures in history.

Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels
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Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels

5/5(1 review)

You can learn about the local history of Santa Maria degli Angeli when you make a stop at a top site such as Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels. While you're in the area, find time to visit its stunning cathedral.

Piazza IV Novembre
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Piazza IV Novembre

4.5/5(13 reviews)

Located in the heart of Perugia, this small square is surrounded by some of the town’s most impressive landmarks.

San Damiano
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San Damiano

Explore the church and monastery where St. Francis received his miraculous calling from God and where St. Clare built her religious order, in a peaceful setting outside the walls of Assisi.

Basilica of Santa Chiara
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Basilica of Santa Chiara

4.5/5(10 reviews)

See the tomb of St. Clare and kneel before the miraculous crucifix that spoke to St. Francis in this magnificent 13th-century Gothic church.

Cathedral of San Rufino
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Cathedral of San Rufino

4.5/5(15 reviews)

Visit this 13th-century Romanesque cathedral to learn the illustrious history of the site and to stand in the spot where St. Francis was baptized in 1182.

Top things to do in Foligno

Dining experience at a local's home in Foligno
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Dining experience at a local's home in Foligno

£77
Per adult
Private cooking class at a Cesarina's home in Foligno
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Private cooking class at a Cesarina's home in Foligno

£132
Per adult
Market, Cook and dine at a Cesarina's home in Foligno
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Market, Cook and dine at a Cesarina's home in Foligno

£195
Per adult
Private Assisi Walking Tour
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Private Assisi Walking Tour

£177
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Baci Perugina Chocolate tour and Umbrian food tasting
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Baci Perugina Chocolate tour and Umbrian food tasting

£41
Per adult
Honey Tour & tasting
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Honey Tour & tasting

£12
Per adult

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