The City of Ancona extends out like an
amphitheatre on the promontory of Mount Conero, at 106 m
above sea level, around a vast natural port: the edges of
the promontory raise up the to the height of Mount Guasco
on which the old part of the City extends and is dominated
by the Roman Cathedral of San Ciriaco (of the 11th-13th
Centuries), presenting Byzantine and Venetian influences.
The damage from the terrible Earthquake of 1972 and the
subsequent digs and reconstruction of the City, have determined
important archaeological finds: For example, a Picena Necropolis
has been discovered; in the Roman Necropolis...
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Pesaro, stretches out towards the sea,
it extends between the hills of San Bartolo to the NorthWest
and Ardizio to the SouthEast, including the old historic
centre, protected from the East by the majestic Rocca Costanza
and the modern City-Garden, aligned along the coast, with
long tree-lined and rectilinear avenues.
Native land of Gioacchino Rossini, the City has noteworthy
artistic-musical traditions: the Rossini Theatre, Rossiniano
Museum, Music Conservatory, and the Institute of Art. There
is an annual festival of Rossiniane Music (the now internationally
noted “Rossini Opera Festival”) and a cinematographic
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