Bellaria – Igea Marina
Bellaria – Igea Marina is a town and comune in the province of Rimini, northern Italy, with 18,300 inhabitants
Santarcangelo di Romagna
Santarcangelo di Romagna is a town and comune in the province of Rimini, Emilia-Romagna, Italy, on the Via Emilia. As of 2009, it had a population of some 21,300, it is crossed by the Uso and the Marecchia. Triumphal Arch was designed by the architect Cosimo Morelli. In front of the Arch there is the Town Hall of the mid-1800s, built on designs by Giovanni Benedettini Belltower Monumental Public Grotto Historic and Archaeological Museum Collegiate Church, built between 1744 and 1758 by the architect Giovan Francesco Malatesta Fortress, built in 1386 and of a structure with three polygonal bastions completed by Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta in 1447 Santarcangelo dei Teatri is an international festival dedicated to the contemporary scene; the spectacles are held in the squares of the city. It produces and promotes theatre and dance, with a special attention to interdisciplinary experiences and international cooperation dynamics. Started in 1971 with a strong political impulse, Santarcangelo Festival was called “International Square Theatre Festival”.
Under the art direction of Piero Patino, it wanted to weave political requests linked to the movements of 1968 and the folklore inborn in the cultural tradition of Romagna. EVENTS IN SANTARCANGELO DI ROMAGNA • Balconi di Fiori - Flower competition and handcraft vendors, flower market that covers Saturday and Sunday, open until midnight. • Santarcangelo Theatre Festival - Mentioned above, it's one of Italy's foremost theatre festivals, dating from 1971. Ten days of open-air plays and performances with the traditional handcraft market, during the two weeks-ends of the event. • Santarcangelo of the Painters - Sundays from 4.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m • Saint Michael’s Fair - Tradition bird fair named for Santarcangelo's patron saint. Now dedicated to environmental themes, animals and natural food. • Saint Martin’s Fair - One of the most varied fairs in Romagna famous in the fourteenth century. Annual livestock fair, it has now become an occasion for commerce, popular folklore and entertainment. • Weekly Markets - Mondays and Fridays.
• Calici di Stelle - Wine Festival in Santarcangelo di Romagna. • Game of the Tamburello - Sunday afternoons at the Sferisterio. • Antique Market - The first Sunday of every month. A busy and popular market with numerous stalls. Many of the things on sale are of local provenance; the city offers hourly connections to Rimini. Official website Thayer's Gazetteer Santarcangelo dei Teatri Santarcangelo di Romagna Santarcangelo di Romagna
Talamello is a comune in the Province of Rimini in the Italian region Emilia-Romagna, located about 130 kilometres southeast of Bologna and about 30 kilometres south of Rimini. Talamello borders the following municipalities: Maiolo, Mercato Saraceno, Sogliano al Rubicone. After the referendum of 17 and 18 December 2006, Talamello was detached from the Province of Pesaro and Urbino to join Emilia-Romagna and the Province of Rimini on 15 August 2009
Province of Pesaro and Urbino
The Province of Pesaro and Urbino is a province in the Marche region of Italy. Its capital is the city of Pesaro, it borders the state of San Marino. The province is surrounded by San Marino and Emilia Romagna in the north and Tuscany in the west, Ancona in the south and the Adriatic Sea on the east; the province has an enclave of the Umbrian commune of Citta' di Castello named Monte Ruperto. The province is known as "Riviera of Hills", it is covered by hills and is popular for its beaches. The ceramics museum and the Biblioteca Oliveriana are located in the capital city; the County Council is based in Pesaro while the headquarters of the provincial administration are in Urbino. The coat of arms of the province consists of a shield divided into two parts, each part is given the coat of arms of the two capitals, it has a robust economy with low unemployment, based on craft and small and medium industries, tourism and cultural center. It has a low per capita energy consumption; the art and craft industry contributes to 22% of the province's GDP.
Tourism in the province plays a primary role in the local economy. The beaches of Gabicce Mare, Pesaro and Marotta are the most famous ones. Just outside Pesaro, in the little hamlet of Santa Venerada, close by the chapel Chiostro di Santo Gaetano is the Lucus Pisaurensis, the Sacred Grove of Pisaurum, ancient Pesaro. Earliest sources of reference indicate a pre-Estruscan settlement in Pesaro; the city was founded as Pisaurum by the Romans in 184 BC as a colony of the Picentes, an early Italic people who lived on the northeast coast of Italy during the Iron Age. However, in 1737, 13 ancient votive stones were unearthed in a local Pesaro farm field, each bearing the inscription of a semone or Roman god. After the fall of Western Roman Empire, it was included in the Exarchate of Ravenna. In late mediaval times and early Renaissance it was the core of the county of Urbino, the Duchy of Montefeltro, it was part of the Papal States and, from the late 19th century, of Kingdom of Italy. After the referendum of 2006, seven municipalities of Montefeltro were detached from the Province to join the Province of Rimini on 15 August 2009.
The municipalities are Casteldelci, Novafeltria, San Leo, Sant'Agata Feltria and Talamello. There are 59 comunes in the province; as of May 31, 2005, the main comuni by population are: History of Pesaro, Italy Pesaro and Urbino travel guide from Wikivoyage
Misano Adriatico is a comune in the Province of Rimini in the Italian region Emilia-Romagna, located about 120 kilometres southeast of Bologna and about 14 kilometres southeast of Rimini. Misano Adriatico borders the following municipalities: Cattolica, Riccione, San Clemente, San Giovanni in Marignano. Misano is a seaside town with a few resorts; the main attraction of the town is the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli. The Conca enters the Adriatic Sea near the town. Official website Misano Adriatico
Pennabilli is a comune in the Province of Rimini in the Italian region Emilia-Romagna, located about 140 kilometres southeast of Bologna and about 45 kilometres south of Rimini. Until 15 August 2009, the comune belonged to the Marche from which it was detached, together with six other municipalities of the Alta Valmarecchia area, following the implementation of the outcome of a referendum held on 17 and 18 December 2006. Pennabilli travel guide from Wikivoyage Official website Pennabilli Pennabilli Official website Pro Loco Pennabilli Information on Pennabilli
Francesco di Giorgio Martini
Francesco di Giorgio Martini was an Italian architect, painter and writer. As a painter, he belonged to the Sienese School, he was considered a visionary architectural theorist—in Nikolaus Pevsner's terms: "one of the most interesting Quattrocento architects". As a military engineer, he executed architectural designs and sculptural projects and built seventy fortifications for the Federico da Montefeltro, Count of Urbino, building city walls and early examples of star-shaped fortifications. Born in Siena, he apprenticed as a painter with Vecchietta. In panels painted for cassoni he departed from the traditional representations of joyful wedding processions in frieze-like formulas to express visions of ideal, symmetrical and all but empty urban spaces rendered in perspective, he composed an architectural treatise Trattato di architettura, ingegneria e arte militare, the third of the Quattrocento, after Leone Battista Alberti's and Filarete's. The projects were well in advance of completed projects at the time, but innovations, for example in staircase planning, running in flights and landings round an open center, or dividing at a landing to return symmetrically on each wall, became part of architectural vocabulary in the following century.
The third book is preoccupied with the "ideal" city, constrained within star-shaped polygonal geometries reminiscent of the star fort, whose wedge-shaped bastions are said to have been his innovation. Francesco di Giorgio finished his career as architect in charge of the works at the Duomo di Siena, where his bronze angels are on the high altar and some marble floor mosaics are attributed to his designs; the design of the church of San Sebastiano in Vallepiatta in Siena is attributed to him. Di Giorgio's painting of the "Madonna and Child with 2 Angels" is found at the Lowe Art Museum in Coral Gables, Florida. Born sometime in 1439 in Siena to a poultry dealer, Francesco Maurizio di Giorgio di Martino was baptized on September 23, 1439. Not much is known about his youth, except that he is assumed to have been a student of Vecchietta due to similarities in style between di Giorgio's early paintings and those of the master; the first record of his work as an artist is from 1464, when at age 25 he was paid 12 lire for a statue of John the Baptist.
He was married two times in quick succession when his first wife, died shortly after they were married in 1467. On January 26, 1469 he married Agnese, the daughter of Antonio di Benedetto di Neroccio, a relative of Neroccio di Bartolomeo de' Landi, with whom di Giorgio shared a studio and an artistic partnership during these years. Di Giorgio's early years as a professional artist and engineer were full of a variety of projects. On top of various artistic commissions that he completed during this time, he and another engineer were given a contract by Siena to work on its aqueduct and fountain system, with the goal of adding about a third more water to the city's water supply, they were able to enlarge the fountain in the Piazza del Campo and make other improvements around the city fulfilling their contract in 1473. During this period, di Giorgio was working with assistants on The Coronation of the Virgin for the Santa Maria della Scala, a large painted altarpiece. Sienese records from 1471 describe an episode in which the artist and nine others broke into the Monastery of the Holy Saviour outside Siena and "behaved dishonorably" once inside.
They were sentenced to be banished from the city for three months, or to pay a 25 lire fine, which di Giorgio paid. During the mid-1470s, di Giorgio came into the employ of Duke of Urbino, he created multiple artistic works for the Duke, including the bronze relief Deposition from the Cross and served as an architect and engineer for the duke during the Pazzi conspiracy. In the fighting between Italian city-states which followed, di Giorgio constructed a series of great fortifications for his patron; this source of employment for di Giorgio continued after da Montefeltro's death with his son the new duke. Architectural work came to di Giorgio through his employment with the Duke, including what is his most famous building, Santa Maria delle Grazie al Calcinaio in Cortona; the church was challenging to design due to the steep incline of its location, but di Giorgio's skill with engineering and architecture allowed him to design a solid building which still stands. Letters from 1485 reveal that the Sienese government wrote to Francesco di Giorgio to request that he return to his native city and embark on the design and construction of public buildings.
He did return to the city in 1486 and began receiving an annual salary of 800 florins for his position as official city engineer in which he would inspect all engineering projects throughout Siena. Di Giorgio completed artistic projects for the city, such as the candle-holding angel sculptures which he contributed to the altar at the Opera del Duomo; this time was one of prosperity and popularity for di Giorgio, whose presence and expertise were fought over by the rulers of several city-states Siena and Urbino. His tax documents from 1488 show material wealth as well as familial wealth in the form of six children. In 1490 he was commissioned by the government of Milan to produce a model for dome of the Milan Cathedral; this project led him to journey to the site of the cathedral, where he met Leonardo da Vinci, hired to consult on the building. Di Giorgio provided useful advice to the constructors of the cathedral, was paid 100 florins for his trouble, his expertise as a war engineer came into play again during the Italian W