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Comune di Cesena

Municipal coat of arms
Country Italy
Region Emilia-Romagna
Province Forlì-Cesena (FC)
Mayor Giordano Conti
Elevation 44 m (144 ft)
Area 249.47 km² (96 sq mi)
Population (as of December 31, 2000)
 - Total 93,857
 - Density 376/km² (974/sq mi)
Time zone CET, UTC+1
Coordinates 44°08′N, 12°14′E
Gentilic Cesenati
Dialing code 0547
Postal code 47023
Frazioni see list
Patron St. John the Baptist
 - Day June 24
Website: www.comune.cesena.fc.it

Cesena (ancient Caesena) is a city in the Emilia-Romagna region of northern Italy, south of Ravenna and west of Rimini, on the Savio River, co-chief of the Province of Forlì-Cesena. It is at the foot of the Apennines, and about 15 km from the Adriatic Sea. Image File history File links Cesena-Stemma. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... The Regions of Italy were granted a degree of regional autonomy in the 1948 constitution, which states that the constitutions role is: to recognize, protect and promote local autonomy, to ensure that services at the State level are as decentralized as possible, and to adapt the principles and laws... Emilia-Romagna is one of the 20 Regions of Italy. ... In Italy, a province (in Italian: provincia) is an administrative division of intermediate level between municipality (comune) and region (regione). ... Forlì-Cesena (It. ... is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Time zones of Europe: Light colours indicate countries that do not observe summer time Central European Time (CET) is one of the names of the time zone that is 1 hour ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. ... Central European Time West Africa Time British Summer Time* Irish Summer Time* Western European Summer Time* Category: ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... A demonym or gentilic is a word that denotes the members of a people or the inhabitants of a place. ... Here are a list of area codes in Italy. ... A frazione, in Italy, is the name given in administrative law to a type of territorial subdivision of a comune; for other subdivisions, see municipio, circoscrizione, quartiere. ... Cesena (ancient Caesena) is a city in the Emilia-Romagna region of northern Italy, south of Ravenna and west of Rimini, on the Savio River, co-chief of the Province of Forlì-Cesena. ... John the Baptist (also called John the Baptizer or John the Dipper) is regarded as a prophet by at least three religions: Christianity, Islam, and Mandaeanism. ... is the 175th day of the year (176th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Emilia-Romagna is one of the 20 Regions of Italy. ... Province of Ravenna Ravenna is a city and comune in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy. ... Rimini is a city in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy and capital city of the Province of Rimini. ... The Savio River is a river in northern Italy. ... Forlì-Cesena (It. ... The Apennine Mountains (Greek: Απεννινος; Latin: Appenninus--in both cases used in the singular; Italian: Appennini) is a mountain range stretching 1000 km from the north to the south of Italy along its east coast, traversing the entire peninsula, and forming, as it were, the backbone of the country. ... A satellite image of the Adriatic Sea. ...

The Palazzo del Capitano in Cesena.

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History

Cesena was originally an Umbrian or Etruscan town. After a brief spell under Gaulish rule, it was taken over by Romans in the 3rd century BC. It was a garrison town of strategic importance which was destroyed in the wars between Gaius Marius and Sulla. Pliny mentions the wines of Cesena as among the best. Umbria is a region of central Italy, bordered by Tuscany to the west, the Marche to the east and Lazio to the south. ... Extent of Etruscan civilization and the twelve Etruscan League cities. ... Gaul (Latin: ) was the name given, in ancient times, to the region of Western Europe comprising present-day northern Italy, France, Belgium, western Switzerland and the parts of the Netherlands and Germany on the west bank of the Rhine river. ... This article is about the state which existed from the 6th century BC to the 1st century BC. For the state which existed in the 18th century, see Roman Republic (18th century). ... So-called “Marius”, Munich Glyptothek (Inv. ... Lucius Cornelius Sulla Felix (Latin: L•CORNELIVS•L•F•P•N•SVLLA•FELIX)[1] (ca. ... Pliny the Elder: an imaginative 19th Century portrait. ... For other uses, see Wine (disambiguation). ...


Cesena was on the border that the Exarchate of Ravenna shared with the Lombards. It was presented to the Papacy by its Frankish conqueror in 754 and passed back and forth between the popes and the archbishops of Ravenna, was briefly a communal republic 1183 - 1198 and was long contested between popes and Holy Roman Emperors a fief held sometimes by the Malatesta, sometimes directly held by the papacy, not without resistance. The Exarchate of Ravenna was a center of Byzantine power in Italy, from the end of the 6th century to 751 A.D., when the last Exarch was put to death by the Emperors enemies in Italy, the Lombards. ... The Lombards (Latin Langobardi, whence comes the alternative name Longobards found in older English texts), were a Germanic people originally from Northern Europe that entered the late Roman Empire. ... Coats of arms of Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor from 1564 to 1576. ... The House of Malatesta was an Italian family which ruled over Rimini from 1295 until 1500. ...


The brief rule by the Forlivese Ordelaffi was crushed in 1357 by the Papal troops led by Cardinal Gil de Albornoz: the heroic defense of the town by Cia degli Ordelaffi, wife of the Lord of Forlì, against besieging Papal troops was ultimately unsuccessful. Forlì, 44°13′ N 12°02′ E, is a comune and city in Emilia-Romagna, Italy, the seat of the province of Forlì. Its 110,209 inhabitants are Forlivesi, because in Antiquity it was called Forum Livii: the legend that would make its founder the consul Livius Salinator, who confronted... Coat of arms Map of the Papal States; the reddish area was annexed to the Kingdom of Italy in 1860, the rest (grey) in 1870. ... Gil Álvarez Carrillo de Albornoz (1310-1367) was a Spanish cardinal and ecclesiastical leader Albornoz was born at Cuenca early in the 14th century. ... Forlì is a comune and city in Emilia-Romagna, Italy, famed as the birthplace of the great painter Melozzo da Forlì and of Fascist leader Benito Mussolini, at the nearby comune of Predappio. ...


The little comune revolted again in 1377 during the War of the Eight Saints. This time it was recaptured by Breton troops of Giovanni Acuto (the English-born condottiere John Hawkwood) under the command of Robert, Cardinal of Geneva, (later antipope Clement VII): the latter, acting as the legate of Pope Gregory XI, directed the savage murder of between 2,500 and 5,000 civilians, an atrocity by the rules of war at the time that earned the label the "Cesena Bloodbath" and the cardinal the "butcher of Cesena". The following year what remained of Cesena was assigned by the new pope Urban VI to Galeotto I Malatesta. In Italy, the comune, (plural comuni) is the basic administrative unit of both provinces and regions, and may be properly approximated in casual speech by the English word township or municipality. ... Combatants Papal States Coalition of Italian city-states: Florence Milan Siena Commanders John Hawkwoodα Robert of Genevaβ Otto della guerra αUntil 1377 βFrom 1377 The War of the Eight Saints (1375-1378) was a war between Pope Gregory XI and a coalition of Italian city-states led by Florence, which... (Région flag) (Region logo) Location Administration Capital Rennes Regional President Jean-Yves Le Drian (PS) (since 2004) Departments Côtes-dArmor Ille-et-Vilaine Morbihan Finistère Arrondissements 15 Cantons 201 Communes 1,268 Statistics Land area1 27,208 km² Population (Ranked 7th)  - January 1, 2006 est. ... Condottieri were mercenary leaders employed by Italian city-states from the late Middle Ages until the mid-fifteenth century. ... Sir John Hawkwood (1320-1394) was an English mercenary or condottiere in the 14th century Italy. ... For the other Clement VII who was Pope from 1523 to 1534, see Pope Clement VII. Robert of Geneva (1342-16 September 1394) was elected to the papacy by the French cardinals who opposed Urban VI, thereby becoming the first antipope of the Western Schism, as Pope Clement VII. He... A papal Legate, from the Decretals of Boniface VIII (1294 to 1303). ... Pope Gregory XI (c. ... Combatants Papal States Coalition of Italian city-states: Florence Milan Siena Commanders John Hawkwoodα Robert of Genevaβ Otto della guerra αUntil 1377 βFrom 1377 The War of the Eight Saints (1375-1378) was a war between Pope Gregory XI and a coalition of Italian city-states led by Florence, which... Pope Urban VI (Naples c. ...


During the period 1379-1465 the city recovered and prospered under the Malatesta, who rebuilt the castle (called Rocca Malatestiana) overlooking the town. The Malatestiana Library, built by near the castle by Malatesta Novello (1429), is considered a fine example of a Renaissance library and holds many valuable manuscripts. For other uses, see Castle (disambiguation). ... The Malatestiana Library, was the first Italian civic library, i. ... This article is about the European Renaissance of the 14th-17th centuries. ... Christ Pantocrator seated in a capital U in an illuminated manuscript from the Badische Landesbibliothek, Germany. ...


After Novello's death (1465), Cesena returned to direct Papal control, but was again seized by a local seignor, Cesare Borgia, in 1500. The city was elevated to capital of his powerful though short-lived duchy. Cesare Borgia. ...


Cesena subsequently turned into a secondary city of the Papal States. In the 18th and 19th centuries Cesena gave births to two popes, Pope Pius VI and Pope Pius VII, and once had Pope Pius VIII as bishop, gaining the "city of the three popes" title. During the Napoleonic Wars it was stripped of numerous monasteries and churches. Some of its citizens had notable roles in the unification of Italy, in second half of the 19th century. Pius VI, born Giovanni Angelo Braschi (December 27, 1717 – August 29, 1799), Pope from 1775 to 1799, was born at Cesena. ... Pope Pius VII, OSB (August 14, 1740—August 20, 1823), born Barnaba Niccolò Maria Luigi Chiaramonti, was Bishop of Rome and Pope of the Catholic Church from March 14, 1800 to August 20, 1823. ... Pope Pius VIII (November 20, 1761 – December 1, 1830), born Francesco Saverio Castiglioni, was Pope in 1829 and 1830. ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations · Other religions Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Archbishop of Canterbury · Catholic Pope Coptic Pope · Ecumenical Patriarch Christianity Portal This box:      This article... Combatants Austria[a] Portugal Prussia[a] Russia[b] Sicily[c] Sardinia  Spain[d]  Sweden[e] United Kingdom French Empire Holland[f] Italy Etruria[g] Naples[h] Duchy of Warsaw[i] Confederation of the Rhine[j] Bavaria Saxony Westphalia Württemberg Denmark-Norway[k] Commanders Archduke Charles Prince Schwarzenberg Karl Mack... Italian unification, also known as Risorgimento (resurrection), was a historical process by which the Kingdom of Sardinia (ruled by the Savoy dynasty with Turin as its capital) gradually conquered the Italian peninsula, including the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, the Duchy of Modena, the Grand Duchy of Tuscany, the Duchy...


During World War II Cesena was near the Gothic Line, which passed on the Appennini near the city, and suffered heavily for Bombings. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... German defensive positions in Northern Italy 1944 370th Infantry Regiment walking toward the mountains at north of Prato - April 1945 The Gothic Line, also known as Linea Gotica, formed Field Marshal Albert Kesselrings last major line of defence in the final stages of World War II along the summits...


In 1992 it was elevated to the rank of co-capital of province, together with Forlì.

The foemina tower of the Rocca Malatestiana in Cesena.

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Main sights

Cesena's monuments include:

  • the Rocca Malatestiana (castle), built by Cardinal Albornoz (from 1380) over a pre-existing edifice which had hosted, among the others, Frederick Barbarossa and his nephew Frederick II. It was completed by the Papal governor Lorenzo Zane in 1480, and was used by Cesare Borgia as jail for Caterina Sforza. It has octagonal plant, with two main towers, the higher maschio and the lower foemina
  • the 'Biblioteca Malatestiana, the first public library in Italy.
  • the Gothic Cathedral (completed around 1500).
  • The Pinacoteca Comunale is housed in what was once a Benedictine monastery.
  • The Galleria dei dipinti antichi della Cassa di Risparmio di Cesena is housed in what was once a Celestine monastery.

Frederick in a 13th century Chronicle Frederick I (German: Friedrich I. von Hohenstaufen)(1122 – June 10, 1190), also known as Friedrich Barbarossa (Frederick Redbeard) was elected king of Germany on March 4, 1152 and crowned Holy Roman Emperor on June 18, 1155. ... Frederick II (December 26, 1194 – December 13, 1250), of the Hohenstaufen dynasty, was a pretender to the title of King of the Romans from 1212 and unopposed holder of that monarchy from 1215. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Chained books at Cesena The Malatestiana Library (Italian: Biblioteca Malatestiana), also known as the Malatesta Novello Library, is a public library in Cesena, Emilia-Romagna (Italy). ...

Economy

Cesena's industry centers on agriculture, handicrafts, and tourism. Handicraft, also known as craftwork or simply craft, is a type of work where useful and decorative devices are made completely by hand or using only simple tools. ... Tourist redirects here. ...


Bounding communes

Mercato Saraceno is a commune (municipality) in the Province of Forlì-Cesena in the Italian region Emilia-Romagna, located about 90 km southeast of Bologna and about 35 km southeast of Forlì. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 6,442 and an area of 99. ... Cesenatico is a port town of about 20,000 people on the Adriatic coast of Italy. ... Cervia is a town in Italy. ... Province of Ravenna Ravenna is a city and comune in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy. ... Gambettola is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Forlì-Cesena in the Italian region Emilia-Romagna, located about 90 km southeast of Bologna and about 25 km southeast of Forlì. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 9,748 and an area of 7. ... Montiano is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Forlì-Cesena in the Italian region Emilia-Romagna, located about 90 km southeast of Bologna and about 25 km southeast of Forlì. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 1,573 and an area of 9. ... Longiano is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Forlì-Cesena in the Italian region Emilia-Romagna, located about 90 km southeast of Bologna and about 30 km southeast of Forlì. Longiano borders the following municipalities: Borghi, Cesena, Gambettola, Gatteo, Montiano, Roncofreddo, Santarcangelo di Romagna, Savignano sul Rubicone. ... Roncofreddo is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Forlì-Cesena in the Italian region Emilia-Romagna, located about 90 km southeast of Bologna and about 30 km southeast of Forlì. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 3,040 and an area of 51. ... Meldola is a town in Emilia-Romagna, Italy. ... Obadiah ben Abraham of Bertinoro was a Jewish rabbi and a commentator on the Mishnah, commonly known as The Bartenura by Orthodox Judaism Talmud scholars. ...

Notable People From Cesena

Nicoletta Braschi worked with Roberto Benigni in a lot of his films. ... Roberto Remigio Benigni, Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI[1] (born October 27, 1952) is an Academy Award-winning Italian film and television actor, writer and director. ...

Frazioni

Acquarola, Aie, Bagnile, Borello, Borgo di Ronta, Borgo delle Rose, Borgo Paglia, Botteghino, Budrio, Bulgaria, Bulgarnò, Calisese, Calabrina, Capannaguzzo, Carpineta, Casalbono, Casale, Case Castagnoli, Case Frini, Case Gentili, Case Missiroli, Case Scuola Vecchia, Celincordia, Celletta, Diegaro, Formignano, Gattolino, Gualdo, Il Trebbo, Lizzano, Luogoraro, Luzzena, Macerone, Madonna dell'Olivo, Martorano, Massa, Molino Cento, Monte Aguzzo, Monte Vecchio, Montereale, Monticino, Oriola, Osteria di Piavola, Paderno, Pievesestina, Pioppa, Ponte Abbadesse, Ponte Pietra, Pontecucco, Provezza, Rio Eremo, Rio Marano, Ronta, Roversano, Ruffio, Saiano, San Carlo, San Cristoforo, San Demetrio, San Giorgio, San Mamante, San Martino in Fiume, San Matteo, San Tomaso, San Vittore, Santa Lucia, Sant'Andrea in Bagnolo, Settecrociari, Tessello, Tipano, Torre del Moro, Trebbo, Valdinoce, Villa Calabra, Villa Casone.


External links

  • Cesena home page (Italian)
  • Cesena history and info (English)
  • Cesena info (English)
  • Detailed timeline of Cesena's rulers
Emilia-Romagna is one of the 20 Regions of Italy. ... In Italy, the comune, (plural comuni) is the basic administrative unit of both provinces and regions, and may be properly approximated in casual speech by the English word township or municipality. ... Forlì-Cesena (It. ... Country Italy Region Emilia-Romagna Province Province of Forlì-Cesena (FC) Mayor Elevation 491 m Area 233. ... Obadiah ben Abraham of Bertinoro was a Jewish rabbi and a commentator on the Mishnah, commonly known as The Bartenura by Orthodox Judaism Talmud scholars. ... Country Italy Region Emilia-Romagna Province Province of Forlì-Cesena (FC) Mayor Elevation m Area 30. ... Castrocaro Terme e Terra del Sole is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Forlì-Cesena in the Italian region Emilia-Romagna, located about 60 km southeast of Bologna and about 10 km southwest of Forlì. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 6,303 and an... Cesenatico is a port town of about 20,000 people on the Adriatic coast of Italy. ... Civitella di Romagna is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Forlì-Cesena in the Italian region Emilia-Romagna, located about 70 km southeast of Bologna and about 30 km southwest of Forlì. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 3,808 and an area of 117. ... Dovadola is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Forlì-Cesena in the Italian region Emilia-Romagna, located about 60 km southeast of Bologna and about 20 km southwest of Forlì. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 1,691 and an area of 38. ... Forlimpopoili is a commune in the Forli-Cesena. ... Forlì is a comune and city in Emilia-Romagna, Italy, famed as the birthplace of the great painter Melozzo da Forlì and of Fascist leader Benito Mussolini, at the nearby comune of Predappio. ... Country Italy Region Emilia-Romagna Province Province of Forlì-Cesena (FC) Mayor Elevation m Area 62. ... Gambettola is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Forlì-Cesena in the Italian region Emilia-Romagna, located about 90 km southeast of Bologna and about 25 km southeast of Forlì. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 9,748 and an area of 7. ... Gatteo is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Forlì-Cesena in the Italian region Emilia-Romagna, located about 90 km southeast of Bologna and about 30 km southeast of Forlì. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 7,252 and an area of 14. ... Longiano is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Forlì-Cesena in the Italian region Emilia-Romagna, located about 90 km southeast of Bologna and about 30 km southeast of Forlì. Longiano borders the following municipalities: Borghi, Cesena, Gambettola, Gatteo, Montiano, Roncofreddo, Santarcangelo di Romagna, Savignano sul Rubicone. ... Meldola is a town in Emilia-Romagna, Italy. ... Mercato Saraceno is a commune (municipality) in the Province of Forlì-Cesena in the Italian region Emilia-Romagna, located about 90 km southeast of Bologna and about 35 km southeast of Forlì. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 6,442 and an area of 99. ... Modigliana is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Forlì-Cesena in the Italian region Emilia-Romagna, located about 50 km southeast of Bologna and about 20 km southwest of Forlì. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 4,795 and an area of 101. ... Montiano is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Forlì-Cesena in the Italian region Emilia-Romagna, located about 90 km southeast of Bologna and about 25 km southeast of Forlì. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 1,573 and an area of 9. ... Portico e San Benedetto (Romagnolo dialect: Pôrtic e San Bandet) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Forlì-Cesena in the Italian region Emilia-Romagna, located about 60 km southeast of Bologna. ... Predappio is a town and comune in the province of Forlì-Cesena, in the region of Emilia-Romagna in Italy, with a population of 6,362. ... Premilcuore is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Forlì-Cesena in the Italian region Emilia-Romagna, located about 70 km southeast of Bologna and about 35 km southwest of Forlì. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 889 and an area of 98. ... Rocca San Casciano is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Forlì-Cesena in the Italian region Emilia-Romagna, located about 60 km southeast of Bologna and about 25 km southwest of Forlì. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 2,103 and an area of 50. ... Roncofreddo is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Forlì-Cesena in the Italian region Emilia-Romagna, located about 90 km southeast of Bologna and about 30 km southeast of Forlì. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 3,040 and an area of 51. ... San Mauro Pascoli is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Forlì-Cesena in the Italian region Emilia-Romagna, located about 100 km southeast of Bologna and about 35 km southeast of Forlì. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 10,272 and an area of 17. ... Sofia is a very crazy boo boo!!!!!!!!!!!! She is googoo and googey!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ... Sarsina (formerly Sassina) is an Italian town and commune in the province of Forlì-Cesena, in the Emilia-Romagna region of northern Italy. ... Savignano sul Rubicone is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Forlì-Cesena in the Italian region Emilia-Romagna, located about 90 km southeast of Bologna and about 30 km southeast of Forlì. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 15,952 and an area of 23. ... Sogliano al Rubicone is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Forlì-Cesena in the Italian region Emilia-Romagna, located about 90 km southeast of Bologna and about 35 km southeast of Forlì. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 2,992 and an area of 93. ... Tredozio is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Forlì-Cesena in the Italian region Emilia-Romagna, located about 60 km southeast of Bologna and about 30 km southwest of Forlì. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 1,315 and an area of 62. ... Verghereto is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Forlì-Cesena in the Italian region Emilia-Romagna, located about 90 km southeast of Bologna and about 50 km south of Forlì. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 2,017 and an area of 117. ... Image File history File links Provincia_di_Forlì-Cesena-Stemma. ...

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Cesena at AllExperts (538 words)
Cesena (ancient Caesena) is a city in the Emilia-Romagna region of northern Italy, south of Ravenna and west of Rimini, on the Savio River, co-chief of the Province of Forlì-Cesena.
Cesena was on the border that the Exarchate of Ravenna shared with the Lombards.
The brief rule by the Forlivese Ordelaffi was crushed in 1357 by the Papal troops led by Cardinal Gil de Albornoz: the heroic defense of the town by Cia degli Ordelaffi, wife of the Lord of Forlì, against besieging Papal troops was ultimately unsuccessful.
Cesena (202 words)
Cesena (ancient Caesena) is a city in the Emilia-Romagna region of northern Italy, south of Ravenna and west of Rimini, on the Savio River[?], population (2002?) 90,577.
Cesena was originally an Umbrian town, then taken over by Romans in the 3rd century BC.
Cesena's industry centers on agriculture, handicrafts[?], and tourism.
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