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Railway Station

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Piazza Martiri d’Ungheria, 14, City of Forlì
Emilia Romagna, Italy

The new railway station was built by the engineer Ezio Bianchi, head of the technical office of the Bologna division of the State Railways; it was built a short distance from the previous one which was smaller and dated from 1861. The station building was inspired by the examples of the central stations in Milan and Verona and has an eclectic-style façade with an accentuated horizontal development on three levels. The central part of the building, which corresponds to the double-height main entrance and hall, is slightly projecting and marked by two small symmetrical towers that frame the three large entrance arches. A fountain was built at the centre of the square in front of the station, based on a design by the architect Cesare Bazzani. It has a circular tub and sculpted Imperial eagles; its jets of water sprang from a set of fasces that have since been removed