Pesaro is a joyful little town lying on the Adriatic Coast, in the north of the Marche, a region in the very heart of Italy. During the summer, Pesaro offers wonderful sandy beaches and stunning views from the top of the hills overhanging the coast and the Adriatic Sea. Pesaro is an ideal location both for families and young people. This little town was founded by the Romans in 184 BC and boasts many important monuments. In the historical centre, besides the ancient buildings and churches, Rocca Costanza and Palazzo Ducale, tourists can enjoy Musei Civici (civic museums) with their remarkable paintings of famous masters and some pottery collections, which are among the most important in the world. If you happen to be in Pesaro in August you can consider yourself very lucky. You can enjoy Pesaro summer life and you can get to see at least one Opera of the Rossini Opera Festival, an international musical event taking place in the Rossini Theatre.
The place I love the most in my homeland is Fiorenzuola di Focara, which is 10 km far from Pesaro. In my opinion this place is a little piece of heaven, probably there isn’t any other place as beautiful as Fiorenzuola in the whole coast from Venice until Ancona.
Fiorenzuola di Focara is the only medieval suburb 177m above sea level.
The Dante Alighieri quote “Poi farà si ch’al vento di Focara – non farà lor mestier voto né preco” (Divina Commedia Inferno, XXVIII, vv.89-90), made this little spot above the sea particularly famous. In the territory which is part of the Parco Monte San Bartolo, Fiorenzuola di Focara offers a natural little beach, with sand and pebbles, formed during the ages, in front of the limpid sea. In summer I go very often to Fiorenzuola di Focara, with my friends I leave Pesaro early in the morning to spend a whole day sorrounded by the wonderful natural landscape of Focara.
If you are a tourist in Pesaro there’s another place you can’t forget to visit, I’m talking about Urbino, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Urbino is a Renaissance village in central Italy’s Marche region. In the 15th century Urbino attracted top artists and scholars and had a university in 1506.The University of Urbino has traditionally given precedence to studies in the humanities, and is especially renowned for its courses in Italian language, although you my also choose to study the French or Spanish language too. In its library you can find precious treasures such as manuscripts and rare ancient books, that’s why people from all over the world come to Urbino to conduct their humanitarian research. Urbino is a place of enchantments, when I walk on the paths between Renaissance palaces I feel like I have gone back in time; it is a magical corner where I often go with my friends to enjoy a glass of red wine.