Pesaro is an Italian town of 94,512 inhabitants, capital with Urbino of Pesaro and Urbino province in the Marche region. It is the 2nd largest in the Marche region, after Ancona, and 51st in Italy.
Overlooking the sea and crossed by the river Foglia, Pesaro is a seaside resort and industrial center located between two coastal hills: San Bartolo and Ardizio; its historic center is rich in monuments, especially the Renaissance period. The city has an urban area that extends beyond the municipal boundaries and encompasses several other municipalities such as Montelabbate, Vallefoglia and Mombaroccio.
It is known by the nickname of City of the Bicycle, owing to its extensive network of cycle paths connecting its territory (Pesaro is the first city in Italy for number of urban trips by bike, together with Bolzano); and by that of City of Music, because this city gave birth to the famous composer Gioachino Rossini. Pesaro is currently an official candidate for Italy to "UNESCO Creative City", having as motivation of its commitment the nomination in the development, promotion and review of Rossini's music.
In 2017 Pesaro received the title of European City of Sport together with the city of Aosta, Cagliari and Vicenza.
In Pesaro important cultural events take place yearly, such as the Rossini Opera Festival and the International Festival of Nuovo Cinema.
Palla di Pomoro
G. Rossini Theater
Piazza del Popolo
HOW TO REACH PESARO
Adriatic line, railway station of Pesaro. The station is in the old town, not far from the seaside.
Pesaro is along the national route Adriatic 16 (SS 16) – SS 3 Flaminia – highway A14
Ancona (AOI – 45 km from Pesaro)
and Bologna (BLQ – 155 km from Pesaro).