The city of Forlì (anciently "Forum Livii"),is the capital of Italy's commune of Forlì. The city is an agricultural and industrial center; manufactures include machinery, furniture, textiles, and food products.

Important buildings in the city are the 12th-century Church of San Mercuriale and a 14th-century citadel. There's not much else to see there, except that in the center of the city is the large Piazza Saffi, which once weekly hosts a large and comical gathering of old Italian men.

Nearby is the city of Predappio, where Benito Mussolini was born and is buried.