San Giorgio di Pesaro

Municipality of San Giorgio di Pesaro

Via G. Garibaldi, 62-0721 970102

There are two historical centers of the area: the castle of Poggio and the Castle SanGiorgio. The first in the turn of time has been reduced to a more modest center almost unpopulated. The second, however, is taken to the capital of the entire town to which he gave the name. Later the castle of St. George had other areas of expansion, to take the current configuration that does extend the country east of the historic core. The origins of the population are to be found in those of the inhabitants of the northern Marche. Among the oldest we have to put the Pelagie, the Sicilians, the Liburnians, the Umbrians, the Celts or Gauls from which the name “Ager Gallicus” the territory that runs from Rimini to the river Esino and finally the Romans. In the latter, the historical events of the late Roman Empire are added presence of Goths, Byzantines, Lombards, Franks and Bulgarians.

St. George was a young soldier martyred in Lydda, Palestine, in the fourth century with the comrade S. Teodoro, which immediately spread the devotion in the Near East and then throughout the Byzantine Empire. Only in the West it was shelved S. Teodoro and, after the Crusaders identified in St. George, which was initially shown standing with his sword to fight the enemies of the faith, became a knight with a lance and the horse.

Church and convent of S. Pasquale also called St. Mary of Mercy, has built a valuable wooden choir and an ancient painting of St. George slaying the dragon of the Fano painter Emilio Antonioni.

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