Comune di Fano

Via Nolfi, 170 – 0721 801672

The city is mentioned for the first time in ” De bello civilians” Gaius Julius Caesar (49 BC) ; ” Fanum Fortunae ” refers to the Temple of the Goddess Fortuna around which the village would be developed , although there are remains of prehistoric settlements and preceded the pre-Roman . The city stood where the Flaminia touched the sea to continue north ( = Ariminum Rimini ) . Under Augustus , the city becomes “Colonia Julia Fanestris ” and is provided with walls , still partially preserved, and a triumphal arch dedicated to the Emperor himself .

Destroyed and burned by the Goths , after the reconstruction was part of the Maritime Pentapolis under the Exarchate of Ravenna. At the end of the tenth century was the Free City in 1357 and became a fiefdom of the Malatesta of Rimini until 1463 . A mid-sixteenth century , the so-called ” Libertas Ecclesiastica ” (ie with the control of a governor – prelate appointed by the Pope ) was able to reach a sufficient state of tranquility . Although geographically within the Duchy of Urbino there was never part with its independence and came up to the Unitary State (1860).

Fair – monthly Antiques Market is an appointment with the concrete and actionable evidence of the past : antique furniture, old lace , furnishings and sacred and profane objects . Established in 1980, the Fair-Market Antiques unfolds regularly the second weekend of each month in the historic center of the city. Each year the fair in July is accompanied by the ” National Exhibition of Book and Print Ancients .”

Carnival is one of the popular events, folklore and cultural oldest and most important of the Marche Region . It takes place in the month of February with a parade of floats of remarkable proportions and with representations of various organized groups disguised expressions of a culture of great artisan tradition . Recreational and historical flavor , is the Fano dei Cesari in July that commemorates the Roman origins of the city in a whole week of events ranging from cultural events to actions involving shopkeepers and restaurateurs in town , parties and themed games , with the conclusion in the big parade in Roman costumes and chariot race .

” Fano Jazz by the Sea” Fano Jazz Festival was born in 1993 and since then has played with growing success . And ‘ by far the most important of the Marche Region , which recognizes this primacy , and has built a solid international reputation. In the course of a week (in 2009, 24 to 31 July ) proposes every year the big stars of American and European art according to a schedule that is distinguished from others by the rigor of the cultural approach . The shows are held in the Malatesta Court and in the suggestive part of the marina Marina dei Cesari , where the concerts will take place in a “stage on the water .”

International Meetings Polyphonic reached this year its 36th edition , will take place in the Basilica of St. Paterniano and the Fortune Theatre . The exhibition presents vocal and instrumental ensembles of various countries, who travel the polyphonic culture in geography and history.

Fano International Film Festival, founded in 1989 is the event that handles the event in October of film production , ranking in the cinematic landscape in the context of short and medium-length film . The two sections free theme ( digital video and 35mm film ) participate each year Italian and foreign authors , doing it this way grow in prestige and international interest in the festival that in 2009, arrives at the 21st edition .

Arch of Augustus and the Roman walls remains of a Roman colony , in the historic center .

Court Malatesta Fortress and was the first fort for the defense of the sea and , more recently , also state prison , now a place for meetings and events. The Court is located on the main square and was the residence of the lords of Fano, for decades home to the Art Gallery and the Archaeological Museum .

Fortune Theatre reopened a few years ago and restored in an exemplary manner is at the center of many cultural events.

Cathedral Church with the Nolfi chapel frescoed by Domenichino and the Diocesan Museum.

Church of San Pietro in Valle exceptional among the most beautiful baroque structure of the Marches .

Church of St. Paterniano dedicated to the patron saint of Fano is also a Franciscan convent .

Church of Santa Maria Nuova with interesting paintings signed , among others, by Domenichino and Giovanni Santi , Raphael’s father .

Hermitage of Monte Giove officiated by the Fathers of Camaldoli , a few miles from the historic centor , is a place of prayer and study days .

Museum of Marine Biology joined the institute that studies the ecosystem in the Adriatic and has aquarium.

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