A tour through the history of the city of Pesaro

The historic centre of Pesaro lends itself to exciting cultural, history, and art tours.

The historic city centre is a 15-minute stroll from Hotel Delle Nazioni along the seafront pedestrian/cycle path.
The streets of the old town house many ancient gems, including the Palazzo Ducale of Sforza origin and just outside the walls, the Rocca Costanza, erected in the fifteenth century to defend the city.

You can explore several museums in the area. The Civic Museums host various temporary exhibitions and offer a unique immersion experience in the Sonosphere®. At the Oliveriana Museum and Library, you can view an exceptional Map of the New World, one of the world's oldest and best-preserved maps. The Officine Benelli Museum displays 150 Benelli and MotoBi motorcycles, serving as an example of industrial archaeology and the Marche Region's Historical Motorcycle Library. Lastly, the Rossini Museum narrates the history, life, and artistic achievements of Pesaro composer Gioacchino Rossini.

A 10-minute walk from Hotel Delle Nazioni is the Palla di Pomodoro, a contemporary art sculpture that is the true symbol of Pesaro. It gets its nickname from its creator: the sculptor Arnaldo Pomodoro. The surrounding square is a lively meeting point for adults and children and a venue for fun events that bring the city to life during the summer season.


Villino Ruggeri 
Published in art history books, it is one of the most extraordinary examples of Art Nouveau architecture in Italy.
Despite being heavily bombed during the war, the building still has incredible reliefs on its exterior façades. It is a private residence, built in 1902 by Oreste Ruggeri, a pharmaceutical industrialist from Urbino who had great fortune and success thanks to his formula for anaemia (“glomeruli ruggeri”). The Villa is located right next to Piazzale della Libertà, near the Pomodoro sculpture.

Villa Imperiale is one of the most beautiful Renaissance villas: immersed in the landscape of Colle San Bartolo Natural Park, it has eight rooms frescoed by painters trained at the Raphael school. The architecture and gardens were created in the sixteenth century at the behest of the Della Rovere Dukes. The villa offers a perfect combination of architecture and nature.

Villa Caprile, with its beautiful historic gardens, charms visitors with its impressive water fountains. The villa dates back to 1646, when the Marquises Mosca commissioned a summer residence in the rolling hills of Pesaro. Inside the villa, frescoes depicting mythological subjects can be admired in eight rooms renovated in 1797 by Ubaldo Geminiani, a pupil of Giannandrea Lazzarini.


There are plenty of other hidden and precious gems to explore in the city... Ask for more information at reception. We’d be delighted to give you some top tips for exploring the city.

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