Foligno is the third-largest town in Umbria. With a population of over 60,000, it is in the middle of the Umbrian Valley and is crossed by the river Topino.
It is the richest and most important commercial and industrial centre in the Umbrian Valley and the main connection link of the entire region.
Founded by the “Umbri Fulginates” in the Middle Ages, it extended its borders down to Abruzzo under the rule the Trinci family. It subsequently passed under the control the Papal States, before being incorporated into the Kingdom of Italy.
The path of the Olive Belt trails borders the town, but runs up through the mountain villages.