is a small town in Romagna, at the foot of the Apennines, about 25 km
away from the Adriatic coast.
The town is located on the Via Emilia, between Forlì and Cesena, where the road meets the Bidente Valley.
Forlimpopoli is best known today for being the birthplace of the famous writer and gastronome Pellegrino Artusi (Forlimpopoli 1820-Florence 1911 ), this is why it is also called “Città Artusiana”. In the 2nd century B.C., the Romans founded Forum Popili in the heart of the region of Romagna because of its favourable position. The forum expanded and thrived for centuries. Evidence of that past can be admired in the rooms of the Museo Archeologico Tobia Aldini, the town archaeological museum. The Rocca, the city fortress where the museum is located, was destroyred and rebuilt around the XIV century by Cardinal Albornoz, the Papal legate. Forlimpopoli was ruled by different lords in the 15th and 16th century until it became a fief of the Zampeschi family by papal concession.