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Information about FORLI The foundation date of Forlì is uncertain, some would be inclined to suggest the 2nd century BC, others a more recent date. This area was probably inhabited by the Celts and Gauls who integrated with the aboriginal population. Set at a strategic point along the Via Emilia, for a long time Forlì was an important agricultural centre, harvesting and selling a number of different products. It became a Ghibelline Republic in the 10th century and, in 1241, obtained the right to add the emblem of the Suevian eagle to its shield for the support it gave Federico II. Following this, it was passed on to the Montefeltro, then the Ordelaffi families and was incorporated into the Papal State during the first few years of 1500. It then had to wait for the arrival of the Napoleonic troupes before a long period of inactivity was finally interrupted. A large number of people joined the patriotic rebellions in 1831, among which the figure of Aurelio Saffi, who used all his strength to fight for the unity of Italy, stands out. Forlì’s countryside and hills are rich of middle-aged and renaissance castles and towers belonged to noble families and warrior lords and ladies as such as Caterina Sforza.
 
Available Trades in FORLI ASSOCIATIONS & ORGANISATIONS
BUSINESS SERVICES
FOOD - BEVERAGE & NEWSAGENTS
HOTELS
HOUSE & GARDEN
LEGAL SERVICES
MEDICINE & MEDICAL SERVICES
METAL & STEEL INDUSTRY
MOTORING
SOUND RECORDING - EVENT STAGING & PRODUCTION
 


ITALIA

General Information
Capital: Rome
Area: 301,230 km2
Population: 60,157,214 (April 2009).
Electricity: 230 volts AC, 50Hz
IDD: +39
Emergency number: 112/113
Timezone: +1 Hr (+2 Hrs MAR-OCT)

Language
Language: Italian (official), German (parts of Trentino-Alto Adige region), French (minority in Valle d'Aosta region), Slovene (minority in the Trieste-Gorizia area).

Government
Government: Republic

Religion
Religion: 90% Roman Catholic, Protestant, Jewish and Muslim

Health
Health: The following vaccinations are recommended: Tetanus.

Currency
Currency: Euro (EUR) 1.00 = 100 Cents

Exchange Rate
Exchange Rate: All 100.00 USD = 66.8534 EUR GBP = 110.480 EUR CHF = 66.1543 EUR

Business Hours
Business Hours: Mon-Fri: 09.00-17.00

Speed Limit
Speed Limit: Cities: 50 km/h, Country roads: 90/110 km/h, Motorways: 130 km/h

Traffic
Traffic: Traffic drives on the right. Minimum age 18 years.

Driving License
Driving License: EU pink format licences are valid in Italy but old-style green licences (without photos) must be accompanied by an International Driving Permit.

National Holidays
National holidays: Jan 1 New Year"s Day, Jan 6 Epiphany, Easter Monday (variable), Apr 25 Liberation Day, May 1 Labor Day, Aug 15 Assumption Day, Nov 1 All Saints" Day, Dec 8 Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Dec 25/26 Christmas Day/St. Stephen"s Day

Climate
Climate: Predominantly Mediterranean; Alpine in far north; hot, dry in south

Temperatures
 
Temperatures:
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
A781114182225252116129
P7162575146371521639912993
S44678911108644
A=Aver. Daily Temp. (°C)
P=Precipitation (mm)
S=Sunshine (Hrs/Month)

Mobile Network
Mobile Network: GSM 900 / 1800/ 3G 2100 & HSPA

GPS
GPS: 41 54 N, 12 29 E

Shopping Hours
Shopping Hours: Mon-Sat: 08.30-12.30 and 15.30-19.30. Food shops are often closed Wednesday afternoon.


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