Welcome to Pesaro
Welcome To Pesaro – A Beautiful Town on the Adriatic Sea
Pesaro is a town and comune in the Italian Region of the Marche, capital of the Pesaro e Urbino province on the Adriatic, is a beautiful city by the sea.
Most Famous for Rossini Opera Festival and fishery, fumiture industry and tourism are the main strengths of the local economy.
The city was founded as Pisaurum by the Romans in 184 BC as colony in the territory of the Picentes, the people who lived on the northeast coast during the Iron Age.
Under the Roman Administration Pesaro, a hub across the Via Flaminia, become an important centre of Trading and craftmanship.
Pesaro saw its most flourishing age, with the construction of numerous public and private palaces, and the erection of a new line of walls the -Mura Roveresche-.
Information and Facts
In Pesaro there many things to see and do.
-The Birthplace of Famous italian compositior Gioachino Rossini; His best known work is the opera “The Barbier of Sevilla”.His birthhouse at the Via Rossini is now a museum
-Cathedral Basilica is the cathedral Basilica, built in the 5th centurry on the sites of a roman sacntuary. The building is of romanic style, but the large entrance door and the small neighbouring arches are obviously gothic. This church is one of the largest in Pesaaro’s old town and surely a very impressive one.
-Church of San Agostino: This small church in the old town fascinates with its interesting combination of a pure gothic portal and a venetian-baroque façade. The church was built in 1453 and rebuilt several times. It’s one of only very few exmples coming into my mind, where rebuilding did cause a change but not a heavy aesthetical damage.
-Piazza del Popolo is the central square of the town and a typical italian old town square with all its palaces around it. In the center, you will find a beautiful fountain. Finished in 1593, it was destroyed in WWII. After that, the fountain was rebuilt to get back its original appearance.
-Palazzo Ducale was always a center of power within the region and is now home to the local authorities. Today, it is one of the largest and most impressive buildings at Piazza del Popolo. This palace is a good example for the transition from gothic architecture into renaissance.
-Palazzo Postale This 15th century renaissance palace was built by the Sforza family which ruled the land for a longer period. For centuries, it was home of the main post office. Now it is used as a conference center.
-Piazzale della Libertá This square is located between the seashore and the old town, making it a popular place for people to meet and chill out. He square is dominated by Arnaldo Pomodoro’s sculpture “sfeare grande”, which is the landmark of Pesaro. The artist’s family name gave the sculpture a popular nickname which is “palla del pomodoro” (tomato ball) this is like the most beautiful area in pesaro. First placed at the Montreal world exposition in 1967, it found its way back to Italy in 1988, replacing a copy.
You can do shopping in the center of Pesaro. You walk along this street that takes you directly in front of the Cathedral; there you can buy souvenir, postcards or you can take a coffee or ice-cream in a typical local shops.
There are a lot of ceramics workshops and the brightly painted earthenware known as majolica are everywhere in Pesaro.
Thing to do
During the morning, you can go on the sea to take a bath and soak up the sunbathe.
In Pesaro, like in all Towns on the Adriatic Sea, after 7.00 p.m. it is common to make “Aperitivo” on the beach and take a walk to the shops.
In Pesaro there are a lot of meeting placet, discos and structures to cheer you evenings up. Moreover the “romagnola” coast is famous for its parties and feasts.
There are also cinema and theatre to spend a cultural evening.
There are pubs from Pesaro to Riccione that you can get there in Bus or train because during the Summer there are good connections.
A really beautiful event in Pesaro is “La Notte Rosa”. At the end of July, for 3 days, the Adriatic coast from Rimini to Pescara, is colored in Pink; for this reason they call it “The Pink Night”. Many people leave to make “La Notte Rosa” in one of Towns on the Adriatic Coast. All the bars are open and there are events all over the coast, events such as concerts, stalls when you can buy souvenirs or typical local food.
Standard time zone: UTC/GMT +1 hour
In Pesaro there is a wonderfoul climate characterized by a hot summers and not very cold winters.
July and August are the ideal months to visit the city because there are many of tourists.
The Adriatic coast has a excellent transport network with train such as Frecciabianca or Frecciarossa. You can find the timetable on the site of Trenitalia.it.
If you arrive by plane, the nearest and more convenient airport is to Bologna, but you can arrive also to Rome Ciampino airport and then you can take a train to Pesaro.
Getting around Pesaro by bus is both convenient and inexpensive.Tickets cost about 1 Euro each, but there are also numerous types of season ticket available at bargain prices.