Foligno is one of the many destination places from which to choose, for a beautiful getaway this season. Foligno is an ancient town of Italy. It is found in the province of Perugia in east central Umbria. Foligno is located 40 kilometers which approximately 25 miles south-east of Perugia, 10 kilometers, which is approximately 6 miles north-north-west of Trevi and 6 km which is 4 miles south of Spello. It rises up on the banks of Topino River. This is where the river goes into the valley in an area where much drainage of the large swamplands took place. Foligno was recorded to have been originated by the people of Umbria in the pre-Roman period, somewhere around the 8th century BC. It had been taken control by the Romans after the Battle of Sentinum in 295 BC. It then got the name of Fulginiae from the ancient cult of a goddess Fulginia. Foligno began to lose its recognition in the late years of the Roman Empire. Then this city recovered and began to grow all over again, ultimately gaining the status of free city in the year 1165 because of Emperor Frederick Barbarossa. There is much history to look forward to when visiting Foligno. Foligno is a tourist destination which has many magnificent attractions and a great story to tell because of its history.
Foligno was very popular for a notable school of painting in the 15th century. It is also recognized for the famous Raphael’s Madonna of Foligno, now found in the Vatican, painted by the Urbinate artist for the nobleman Sigismondo di Comitibus. Foligno was also considered for the first printed edition of Dante Alighieri’s “Divina Commedia”. This is an epic poem with the work of Italian literature and is seen as one of the greatest works of world literature. It was printed on the 5 and 6 of April 1472 in the Orfini Palace by Johannes Neumeister and Evangelista Mei.
The city is also notable as the birthplace of Saint Angela of Foligno, who was born in 1248 and passed away on 4 January 1309. Angela was well-known not only for her spiritual writings, but also for establishing a religious community which refused to accept becoming an enclosed religious order that it might continue her vision of caring for those in need. Up to date, it is still active. Therefore, the Catholic Church made Angela to be a saint in 2013.
Some attractions in Foligno include The Trinci Palace, San Giacomo and The Abbey of Sassovivo. The Trinci Palace, also known as Palazzo Trinci, has an archaeological museum, a picture gallery of the city, a multimedia museum of Tournaments and Jousts and the Civic Museum. The Trinci Palace was the residence of the Trinci family who ruled over the city from 1305 to 1439. The Church of San Giacomo is a Gothic-style, Roman Catholic Church. It is situated at the Piazza San Giacomo in Foligno. The site on which the church was built in 1402 was originally the site of an old hospice, dedicated to St. James, as attested in a document of Pope Innocent III in 1210. There exists an original copy of Saint Peter’s baldachin designed by the Italian sculptor and architect Gian Lorenzo Bernini.
The historical center of Foligno is traditionally divided into twenty quarters. These neighborhood quarters can take part to the Giostra della Quintana, which include Morlupo, Pugilli, Spada, Badia, Cassero and Giotti. The Giostra della Quintana was a historical jousting (a martial game or hastilude between two horsemen wielding lances with blunted tips) tournament in Foligno. It was known to be a modern festival in 1946.
The typical local dishes of Foligno are based on traditional Umbrian cuisine. The products are from the earthly environment such as mushrooms, beans and truffles, together with good wine and the inevitable extra virgin olive DOC. One typical dish that one can find in Foligno is the rocciata. Rocciata is a sweet dish known to be a traditional food product for the regions Umbria. It is known as attorta or ntorta in Foligno mountains. The Rocciata a thin sheet of paste made from wheat flour, water and oil, in which is placed a dough formed from nuts, sugar, olive oil and apples. To bring to a varied mixture according to the different elements, one can add additional components or condiments, such as cocoa, raisins, dried figs, cinnamon, pine nuts or jam.
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