The large town of Pesaro has the best of two vacation styles in one place. It’s a fairly large town on the coast of the Adriatic in the Le Marche region of Italy. The well-preserved Medieval town is inside the one section of the city. The other section of Pesaro consists of lovely beach resorts. The latter is a beautiful, family-friendly destination, famous among Italians and tourists alike. There is a long strip of beach with shops, restaurants, and hotels. Additionally, in the summer months it hosts the Rossini Opera festival. If you are an opera fan, its a great way to break up the summer beach vacation with a special event to also look forward to.

Pesaro, Marches, Italy
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Specialties of Pesaro

the food

Pesaro offers many different food varieties. Made from a combination of sheep and cow milk is Casciotta d’Urbino PDO, one of Michelangelo’s favorites. In addition, this area is known for the truffle harvest. During the warmer months April to June. Found from July to September, are the famous black and white summer truffles (scorzone and marzuolo).

Truffle, Pesaro, Marches, Italy
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From October to December, the white truffle is in season while the following January to March give way to the unique black truffle. Acqualagna and Alda are the truffle commercial center. Also, held in Sant’Angelo in Vado are large fairs. Due to being so close to the sea, there are an abundance of fish dishes in Pesaro also. The famous brodetto is a fish soup that is a great addition to the menu for the day when traveling here.

Wines

The two wines of this area are the Sangiovese and the Bianchello. The local wines of Pesaro have exceptional quality, reaching a DOC level. While in town, try the Pergola DOC, Bianchello del Metauro DOC, and Colli Peraresi DOC.

Sightseeing

Going back to the mention of the famous Rossini Opera Festival – Pesaro is the birth place of Gioachino Rossini. The interior of his home is now on display as a museum. Composed in that exact house is “Barber of Seville.” Nearby to this attraction is the Palazzo Ducale. In this city, the Palazzo Ducale was built by Alessandro Sforza in the late 15th century. The architecture, internal and external facades feature great works in terms of the structure and also other artistic values. The palace is situated in the Piazza del Popolo, a beautiful backdrop to this impressive structure.

Piazza del Popolo, Pesaro, Marches, Italy
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The Cathedral of Pesaro is another fantastic site in the city. The external facade of the building is Romanesque-Gothic in style with gothic arches. Inside the cathedral you find mosaics dating back to the 6th century BC. Throughout the town, the small streets, cafes, shops, and historical atmosphere contrast the vibe of the seaside. This contrast makes this an extra special place to experience much of what Italy has to offer.

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