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Punta di Ferro Mall

“Punta di ferro” is the shopping center of Forli; the first real shopping center of the city, available to all those who love to shop in a modern, innovative and comfortable environment.

Services Offered:

The Iron Point Shopping Center consisting of over 100 stores offers:

  • Cafeteria/bar
  • Catering
  • Elevators/mobile elevators
  • Toilets
  • Optician
  • Dry cleaning
  • parking lots
  • ATM machine
  • tobacco shop
  • children’s area
  • Dogs are also allowed

How to get there: Easy to reach by car in the Fiera area near the A14 motorway exit and by bus on lines 5 and 5a.

Opening hours: all year round

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday 9.00 – 21.00.

FORMì Shopping & Food

New shopping area at the Forli highway exit.

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday from 9 to 20.

Romagna printed canvas

The printing of fabrics is a typical production of Romagna, according to the most ancient tradition.

Printed Romagnola cloths had a considerable diffusion until the beginning of the 900’s.

Then they were forgotten and rediscovered. The commitment and passion of the printers has been crucial to the success of the activity, which associates the printed canvas with the image of the Romagna tradition.

The traditional method of hand printing is defended by the Stampatori Tele Romagnole (Printers Association of Romagna) from industrial imitations and spreads the culture that underlies the tradition Romagna canvases themselves with its original characteristics.

Rustica Bottega d'arte

Stamperia il Guado

Historic stores and workshops

The Municipality of Forlì has established the Register of Historic Shops and Historic Markets to promote the valorisation of commercial and artisanal activities which are evidence of the local entrepreneurial and market tradition.

State Archives Library

The State Archives Library serves as a study room in which it is possible to view archival, legal and historical texts with reference also to local history.

Opening hours:

Mondays and Wednesdays 9. am-1 pm, 2 pm-5 pm
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.
Closed on Saturdays and Sundays, 4 February, patron saint’s day.

Access to public services is by appointment only.

No book loans are made.

Municipal Library A. Saffi

The Aurelio Saffi Municipal Library is located inside the historical Palazzo del Merenda. In Forlì we mention the Public Library only from 1840 when in the sumptuous Palazzo della Missione (now entirely occupied by the Province), the first floor was vacated to house books and shelves.

In 1921, following the construction of the new hospital in Forlì, the Cultural Institutes of the City of Forlì (Library, Art Gallery and Museums) were transferred to the old hospital designed in the 18th century by architect Giuseppe Merenda, where they currently house their services.

In 1938 the Municipal Library was enriched by the Piancastelli bequest that includes over 60,000 items and countless antique or rare books to the point of verging on the unique. Impressive is the collection of autographs (together with the related documents, around 250,000) divided into various sections: from illustrious personalities from the 12th century to the early 20th century.

In 1946, the Modern Section, heir to the 19th century People’s Library, was opened to the public.

It houses the collection of manuscripts, illuminated manuscripts, ancient books, the collection of prints and drawings and all the Funds, the most important of which is the Piancastelli Fund consisting of papers from Romagna, autographs from the 12th

to the 18th century, papers from the Risorgimento, parchments, paintings, prints and engravings, coin cabinet, collection of ceramics, documents and testimonies collected over the years by Carlo Piancastelli (1867-1938).

Entrance fee: Admission free of charge.

Monday: closed to the public§
Tuesday: 08.30 – 7.00 p.m.
Wednesday: 08.30 – 1.30 p.m.
Thursday: 08.30 – 7 p.m.
Friday: 08.30 – 1.30 p.m.
Saturday: 08.30 – 1.30 p.m.

How to get there:
Bus: “biblioteca” stop in Corso della Repubblica, line 1

Paying car parks: Corso della Repubblica, Piazzetta Morgagni, Piazza XX Settembre, Via Lombardini and neighbouring streets.

Useful information:

In order to allow work to be carried out on the renovation of Palazzo del Merenda, the historical seat of the Aurelio Saffi Library, following PNRR funding, as of Thursday 11 January, as agreed with the relevant Superintendency, the transfer of approximately 85,000 volumes from the deposits of the Modern and Children’s Sections of the Library to the spaces of the former Santarelli Kindergarten.

The handling of the volumes will be completed, according to the timetable, by the first fortnight of March: during this period, these volumes will not be available for lending.

The online catalogue “Scoprirete” of the Saffi Library will indicate the sections subject to the transfer.

The following sections will be temporarily unavailable: COLL, SCAFF 123-126, M.MAG, D.MAG, D1.MAG, M.R. DEP.

Upon completion of the relocation, the lending service will be reestablished, which will provide for the withdrawal of volumes from the new repository on predetermined days and times.

In Palazzo Merenda, the lending service for all the other sections not involved in the move will remain in place.

Not involved in the move: fiction and non-fiction, detective stories, romance, comics, tourist guides and travel books, multimedia multimedia, illustrated books, children’s language books, hardbacks, the Born to Read section, etc.

This is the beginning of a path that will return the Saffi Library to the city of Forlì in a new guise, equipped with modern and innovative spaces and services for all audiences.

Decentralised Libraries

The Decentralized Libraries of the Municipality of Forlì, managed by the coop. social Treottouno, are meeting and research places that gravitate around the historic center.

Useful services


Information service on the municipal structure; provides information on the status and procedural timescales of practices in the municipality, facilitates access to documents, collects citizens’ complaints and offers information on municipal procedures and regulations, and on organizations and associations in the city.

In addition information is available on cultural, entertainment and educational initiatives of the Municipality and others.

Opening hours:
Monday to Friday: 8.30 am-1 pm – 4.00 pm-7.00 pm; Saturday: 8.30 am-1 pm (from 1 June to 30 September)
Monday to Friday: 8.30/13.00-15.00/18.30; Saturday: 8. 30/1 pm (1 October to 31 May)

Every opening afternoon the URP Office receives mail for the Protocol Office.

Opening times: annual

Holiday opening hours: closed

Accessibility: The office is located on the ground floor, together with the Informagiovani.


Information service for youth.

It operates in the following areas: school and training, travel, work, culture and leisure, sport, study and work abroad.

It offers up-to-date information in particular on Forlì and Romagna, but also in relation to the national context. There is a library with lending guides, databases for  searching for scholarships, temporary work, internships and study abroad.

Weekday opening hours:
Monday to Friday from 8.30 to 1.00 p.m. and from 3.00 to 6.30 p.m.
Saturdays from 8.30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Telephone answering on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons from 3 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.

Opening times: Annual.

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