City of Fratterosa
Piazza Matteotti, 11-0722 777113
Fratterosa (Castrum Fractarum) in 1138 was the capital of Ravignana, antique been owned by the monks of St. Apollinaris in Classe in Ravenna. The domain extended to the territory comprising the castles of San Vito, Fano Island (Island Gueltresca), Tower Ravignana, Montevecchio and Monterolo.
From the capital rises the majestic Convent of Santa Vittoria which tradition says was founded by St. Francis of Assisi in 1287, within which stayed St. Charles Borromeo and St. John of Cupertino. Recently restored houses the Museum Demoethnoanthropological crockery, of classrooms and a laboratory for research and experimentation of terracotta.
In this small piece of land, once covered with woods and forests, it has rooted for centuries, making of pottery. Considered for a long time “the poor sister” of ceramics which make everyday objects, has recovered in recent years scholars and admirers, so common objects (pots, jars, bowls, pitchers, vases, etc.) Have become objects ‘furniture and design.
A Fratterosa are still operating two workshops heirs of families at the expense of the times and fashions, they have persevered in this art from the colors and unique shapes. These skilled craftsmen are in great demand all over Europe and their shops worth visiting.