6 Sights in Fano, Italy (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Fano, Italy. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 6 sights are available in Fano, Italy.

Sightseeing Tours in Fano

1. Atleta di Fano

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Atleta di Fano

The Victorious Youth, Getty Bronze, also known as Atleta di Fano, or Lisippo di Fano, is a Greek bronze sculpture, made between 300 and 100 BC, in the collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum, Pacific Palisades, California. Many underwater bronzes have been discovered along the Aegean and Mediterranean coast; in 1900 sponge divers found the Antikythera Youth and the portrait head of a Stoic, at Antikythera, the standing Poseidon of Cape Artemision in 1926, the Croatian Apoxyomenos in 1996 and various bronzes until 1999. The Victorious Youth was found in the summer of 1964 in the sea off Fano on the Adriatic coast of Italy, snagged in the nets of an Italian fishing trawler. In the summer of 1977, The J. Paul Getty Museum purchased the bronze statue and it remains in the Getty Villa in Malibu, California. Bernard Ashmole, an archaeologist and art historian, was asked to inspect the sculpture by a Munich art dealer Heinz Herzer; he and other scholars attributed it to Lysippos, a prolific sculptor of Classical Greek art. The research and conservation of the Victorious Youth dates from the 1980s to the 1990s, and is based on studies in classical bronzes, and ancient Mediterranean specialists collaboration with the Getty Museum. The entire sculpture was cast in one piece; this casting technique is called the "lost wax" method; the sculpture was first created in clay with support to allow hot air to melt the wax creating a mold for molten bronze to be poured into, making a large bronze Victorious Youth. More recently, scholars have been more concerned with the original social context, such as where the sculpture was made, for what context and who he might be. Multiple interpretations of where the Youth was made and who the Youth is, are expressed in scholarly books by Jiri Frel, Paul Getty Museum curator, from 1973 to 1986, and Carol Mattusch, Professor of Art History at George Mason University specializing in Greek and Roman art with a focus in classical bronzes.

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2. Grotta di San Paterniano

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The cave of San Paterniano is located in Fano, in the Marche region, more precisely on a privately owned farm, next to the road that leads from Caminate to Sant'Angelo in Ferriano, to the right of the Metauro river. Its name derives from the discovery, by three men, in the eighteenth century, of an inscription engraved with the name of St. Paternian who would have lived there, with some of his companions, to escape persecution against Christians.

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3. Palazzo Malatestiano

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The Malatesta Palace is a historic building that was the seat of the Malatesta family in Fano. It is located in the center of the city, overlooking Piazza XX Settembre, next to the Palazzo della Ragione, at the junction of Via Galeotto, Via Montevecchio and Via Nolfi. It is in Renaissance style but what can be admired today is also the result of architectural changes and interventions that took place over six centuries.

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4. Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta

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Fano Cathedral is the principal church of Fano, Marche, Italy. Originally the seat of the bishop of Fano, since 1986 it has been the episcopal seat of the Diocese of Fano-Fossombrone-Cagli-Pergola. In January 1953 Pope Pius XII elevated it to the rank of a basilica minor.

Wikipedia: Fano Cathedral (EN)

5. Arch of Augustus

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The Arch of Augustus in Fano is a city gate in the form of a triumphal arch with three vaults. It is the entrance to the city by the via Flaminia, which became the inside of the wall of the decumanus maximus. It is one of the symbols of the city.

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6. Faro di Fano

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Faro di Fano Nicola Romani / Copyrighted free use

The lighthouse of Fano is located about 350 m. south of the entrance to the canal port and consists of a quadrangular white tower that rises from a two-storey brick-coloured building, home to the Maritime District Office.

Wikipedia: Faro di Fano (IT)


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