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Provincia di Pesaro e Urbino
Sito in fase di aggiornamento a seguito del riordino delle Province (L. 56/14 e L.R. Marche 13/15)

Events

There are numerous events of artistic, cultural and folklore nature, taking place throughoput the year and especially in the summer.

Urbino holds important festivals such as the Festival of Ancient Music in July. The Festa del Duca, usually the third weekend of August is a celebration of Urbino's famous duke with processions, street performers, and a jousting tournament.
In Pesaro the most important feature is the city's tradition for music, above all the annual performance of Rossini Opera Festival, which take place in August and the concerts held by the Music Conservatory at the Auditorium Pedrotti. Another prestigious event in Pesaro is the Pesaro Film Festival ("Mostra Internazionale del Nuovo Cinema"), which take place in June.
Fano is famous for its Carnival, the oldest one in Italy. Traditionally, during the Carnival contest - mid February,  huge amounts of chocolates are thrown to the public from floats. The annual festival, Fano Jazz by the sea, is one of Italy’s top musical events and draws spectators from all over the country and beyond. The Fano International Film Festival takes place in October and features international productions of predominantly short- and medium-length films.
Gabicce Mare, amongst its events, holds the International Bicycle Touring Week, a beautiful adventure on bike and spectacular tours with tastings of local delicacies.

For detailed information about all events in the Province of Pesaro and Urbino, go to http://www.turismo.pesarourbino.it/elenco/eventi.html (in Italian)

Rossini Opera Festival

The Rossini Opera Festival is the opera festival held in August of each year in Pesaro, the birthplace of the opera composer Gioachino Rossini.

The Rossini Opera Festival was instituted in 1980 by the town council of Pesaro with the intention of backing up and developing, by means of theatrical performances, the scientific work of the Rossini Foundation: this has given birth to a unique multi-disciplinary workshop of applied musicology, aiming at the revival of all Rossini's lesser-known works through musicological research, theatrical performance and publication.
more infos www.rossinioperafestival.it (in english)

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