Pesaro, on Italy's Adriatic coast, a popular traditional seaside resort with sandy beaches. The original settlement dates back to the Roman era.

The composer Gioachino Rossini was born in Pesaro and his home is one of the town's proudest tourist sights. In the composer's honour, each summer Pesaro hosts the Rossini Opera Festival.
While you are taking a walk in the historic centre, don’t forget to make a stop at the Casa Rossini: the Maestro was born here in 1792, as you enter let his music sweep you away and who knows…. you might have the chance to meet him personally! Strolling along Via Rossini you might watch Rosina while performing one of the most famous aria of the Barber of Seville at the balcony. Do not be surpised, this can happen in a place where the music is king.

The main street, Via Branca, cuts through the historic centre, passing through the large Piazza del Popolo, the town's main square, where you can admire the grand Ducal Palace (Palazzo Ducale). Continuing straight on you will reach the Rossini Theatre.

Pesaro was also renowned for its ceramics, “maioliche”, production originated in the fourteenth century. The period of most intense production was in the eighteenth century, when Pesaro became famous for two designs: “la rosa” and “il ticchio”. The rose pattern was so successful that even today it is the symbol of Pesaro majolica ware. A great collection is hosted in the Civic Museum of Pesaro, it
gathers over 3400 ceramic works.

Did you know that the motor manufacturers of Benelli and Morbidelli where based here? Both factories now are transformed into museums where you can admire an astonishing motor collection, the most complete one of Europe.

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Crediti: Comune di Pesaro