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Encyclopedia > Pesaro
Comune di Pesaro
Coat of arms of Comune di Pesaro
Municipal coat of arms
Country Italy Italy
Region Marche
Province Pesaro e Urbino (PU)
Mayor Luca Ceriscioli
Elevation 11 m
Area 126 km²
 - Total (as of December 31, 2004) 91,983
 - Density 717/km²
Time zone CET, UTC+1
Coordinates 43°55′N 12°54′E
Gentilic Pesaresi
Dialing code 0721
Postal code 61100
Frazioni Santa Veneranda
Patron St. Terence
 - Day September 24
Website: www.comune.pesaro.ps.it

Pesaro is a town and comune in the Italian region of the Marche, capital of the Pesaro e Urbino province, on the Adriatic. According to the 2003 census, its population was 91,400. Image File history File links Pesaro-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... This article is about the Italian region. ... In Italy, the province (in Italian: provincia) is an administrative division of an intermediate level, between municipality (comune) and region (Regione). ... Pesaro e Urbino (It. ... December 31 is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Time zones of Europe: Light colours indicate countries not observing daylight saving 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: ... 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. ... September 24 is the 267th day of the year (268th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 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. ... This article is about the Italian region. ... Pesaro e Urbino (It. ... A satellite image of the Adriatic Sea. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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The city was founded as Pisaurum by the Romans in 184 BC as colony in the territory of the Piceni, the people who lived in the Marche during the Iron Age. A settlement of the latter tribe, one of their most ancient, has been found at Novilara. The northern Piceni were invaded in the 4th century BC by the Senones Gauls, and when the Romans reached the area the population was a mix of the two races. This article or section may contain original research or unverified claims. ... Centuries: 3rd century BC - 2nd century BC - 1st century BC Decades: 230s BC 220s BC 210s BC 200s BC 190s BC - 180s BC - 170s BC 160s BC 150s BC 140s BC 130s BC Years: 189 BC 188 BC 187 BC 186 BC 185 BC - 184 BC - 183 BC 182 BC... Regio V - Picenum Picenum was a region of ancient Roman Italy. ... Iron Age Axe found on Gotland This article is about the archaeological period known as the Iron Age, for the mythological Iron Age see Iron Age (mythology). ... The Senones were a Celtic people of Gallia Celtica, who in the time of Julius Caesar inhabited the district which now includes the departments of Seine-et-Marne, Loiret and Yonne. ...

Under the Roman administration Pesaro, a hub across the Via Flaminia, became an important center of trading and craftmanship. After the fall of the Western Empire, Pesaro was occupied by the Ostrogoths, and destroyed by Vitigis (539) in the course of the Gothic War. Hastily rebuilt five years later after the Byzantine reconquets, it formed the so-called Pentapolis, part of the Exarchate of Ravenna. After the Lombard and Frank conquests of that city, Pesaro became part of the Papal States. The Via Flaminia was a Roman road leading from Rome to Ariminum (Rimini), and was the most important route to the north. ... The Western Roman Empire is the western half of the Roman Empire after its division by Diocletian in 286. ... Witiges or Vitiges (d. ... Combatants Eastern Roman Empire Ostrogoths Franks Visigoths Commanders Belisarius Narses Mundalias Germanus Liberius Theodoric the Great Witigis Totila See also Gothic War (377–382) for the war on the Danube. ... 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. ... Map of the Papal States. ...

During Renaissance it was ruled by the Malatesta (1285-1445), Sforza (1445-1512) and Della Rovere (1513-1631). Under the latter family, who elected it as capital of their duchy, Pesaro lived its most flourishing age, with the construction of numerous public and private palaces, while a new line of walls (the Mura Roveresche) was erected. Raphael was famous for depicting illustrious figures of the Classical past with the features of his Renaissance contemporaries. ... Errico Malatesta Errico Malatesta (December 14, 1853 – July 22, 1932) was an anarchist with an unshakable belief, which he shared with his friend Peter Kropotkin, that the anarchist revolution would occur soon. ... Sforza was a ruling family of Renaissance Italy, based in Milan. ... The Italian della Rovere family of the Renaissance supplied two popes: Francesco della Rovere, Pope Sixtus IV, 1471-1484 Juliano della Rovere, Pope Julius II, 1503-1513 ...

On December 11, 1860 the Piedmontese troops entered the city, and Pesaro was subsequently annexed to the new Kingdom of Italy. December 11 is the 345th day (346th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1860 is the leap year starting on Sunday. ... Piedmont (Italian: Piemonte) is a region of northwestern Italy. ... 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...

A sculpture by Arnaldo Pomodoro in the Liberty Square of Pesaro.
A sculpture by Arnaldo Pomodoro in the Liberty Square of Pesaro.

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Main sights

  • The Ducal Palace, constructed by Alessandro Sforza in the second half of the 15th century. The façade has a portico with six arcades supported by six heavy pilasters and an upper floor with five windows crowned by coats of arms, festoons and puttoes.
  • The Romanesque Cathedral Basilica, built in the 5th century over remains of a late Roman edifice and dedicated to St. Terence during the Middle Ages. The façade, in Romanesque-Gothic style, is unfinished: it has a simple ogival portal surmounted by a band of small archs. A recent restoration has brought to light a precious set of floor mosaics.
  • The Baroque Sanctuary of Beata Vergine del Carmelo (18th century).
  • St. Augustine, with a splendid Gothic portal.
  • The massive Rocca Costanza (Castle), built in the 15th century by Costanzo Sforza, once used as prison. It has a square plan with four cylindrical towers and a wide ditch.
  • The native house of Gioacchino Rossini. It has a museum dedicated to the composer, with manifestoes, prints, portraits and his spinetta.
  • The Imperial Villa, on the San Bartolo hill, built in the 15th century and enlarged in the following century. Its room are decorated by renowned artists, including Bronzino, Francesco Menzocchi and Raffaellino del Colle.
  • Of the 17th century Mura Roveresche ("Della Rovere Walls", demolished in the early 20th century), only two gates, Porta del Ponte, Porta Rimini and a short section remain.
  • The Town Museum houses the noteworthy Pesaro Altarpiece by Giambellino. The Oliveriani Museum is home to several interesting archaeological findings.

Alessandro Sforza (October 21, 1409 - April 1473) was an Italian condottiero and lord of Pesaro, the first of the Pesaro line of the Sforza family. ... Portrait Gioacchino Antonio Rossini (February 29, 1792 – November 13, 1868)[1] was an Italian musical composer who wrote more than 30 operas as well as sacred music and chamber music. ... Spinetta can refer to Luis Alberto Spinetta, Argentine singer and songwriter Spinetta, Italy, a town in Piedmont Category: ... Andrea Doria as Neptune Agnolo di Cosimo ( 1503, Firenze – 1572, Firenze) (also known as Agnolo Bronzino and Agnolo Tori). ... Raffaellino del Colle (1490-1556) was an Italian Mannerist painter active mostly in Umbria. ... Giovanni Bellini painted his first female nude when he was about 85 years old. ...


The Pesaro Film Festival (Mostra Internazionale del Nuovo Cinema) takes place in Pesaro since 1965. 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ...

Opera composer Gioacchino Rossini was born in Pesaro in 1792. Pesaro is home of the Rossini Opera Festival, that takes place every summer since 1980. The Teatro alla Scala in Milan. ... Portrait Gioacchino Antonio Rossini (February 29, 1792 – November 13, 1868)[1] was an Italian musical composer who wrote more than 30 operas as well as sacred music and chamber music. ... 1792 was a leap year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... The Rossini Opera Festival (frequently referred to among musicians as the Pesaro Festival) is a festival held in August of each year in Pesaro, Italy, the birthplace of the opera composer Gioacchino Rossini The Festival was established in 1980 for giving performances of Rossinis operas and to give to... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ...

Pesaro hosts the home games of Victoria Libertas basketball team, better known across Europe as Scavolini Pesaro. Victoria Libertas (or VL) is a basketball team based in Pesaro, Italy. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ...

Sister towns

Pesaro currently has seven sister cities (aka "twin towns"): Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm Town twinning or sister cities is a concept whereby towns or cities from geographically and politically distinct areas are paired, with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ... This article is about partnerships between towns distant from each other; see Twin cities for the different concept of physically neighbouring cities. ...

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See also

Alessandro Sforza (October 21, 1409 - April 1473) was an Italian condottiero and lord of Pesaro, the first of the Pesaro line of the Sforza family. ... Emilia-Romagna is an administrative region of Northern Italy comprising the two historic regions of Emilia and Romagna. ...

External links

  • Official Site
  • Encyclopedia Britannica 1911
  • 61100.com Informations, events and community in Pesaro and province

  Results from FactBites:
Pesaro - LoveToKnow 1911 (521 words)
The composer Gioacchino Rossini, who was a native of Pesaro, left all his fortune to found a musical lyceum in the city, and his statue by Marochetti (1864) stands near the railway station.
Among the industries of Pesaro are the growing, spinning and weaving of silk, tanning, ironfounding, and the manufacture of glass and pottery.
Terenzio Mamiani della Rovere, poet and statesman, was born at Pesaro in 1800.
Diocese of Pesaro (523 words)
In the eighth century Pesaro fell four times into the hands of the Lombards, and finally was annexed to the Pontifical States.
Galeazzo Malatesta, having no children, gave Pesaro as a dower to his niece, Costansa Varano, wife of Alessandro Sforza, and the latter was confirmed in the possession of the city by the Holy See in 1447.
Costanso II inherited the duchy in 1510, under the tutelage of his uncle Galeazzo, but in 1512 Julius II gave Pesaro to Francesco M. della Rovere, Duke of Urbino, and the city remained united to this duchy, of which it became the capital.
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