FANUM FORTUNAE: from the old town to Marina dei Cesari
The old town
The old town of Fano still follows the system of the Roman ‘colony‘, and Roman is the Arch of Augustus, erected as an ornament of the Via Flaminia, and even today the main entrance to the city.
Leaning arc lodges of St. Michael and the homonymous church.
Piazza XX Settembre, located in the heart of the city, is adorned with the sixteenth Fountain of Fortune and the Palazzo del Podesta (also called della Ragione) that, together with the Cathedral, it is one of the major elements of the medieval city.
Through Renaissance archway we enter the Court of the Malatesta Palace, where you can observe the beautiful Loggia of Sansovino.
The Malatesta were a fundamental presence in the city, as evidenced by the presence of two tombs of their members.
Among the most beautiful and representative churches we remind one of Santa Maria Nuova, which preserves a table of Perugino, who collaborated with the young Raffaello Sanzio.
Today, the center is a very interesting place, animated by the lively presence of shops and clubs. The center is often the scene of many cultural activities and as well, twice a week (Wednesday and Saturday morning) of the traditional city market.
The “port in the city” Marina dei Cesari
Marina dei Cesari, in the heart of the Adriatic, is the elegant and well-equipped tourist port of Fano.
Marina dei Cesari is located next to the ancient trading port, an area rich in color and life, with the characteristics of the fishermen houses overlooking the sea, the two long beaches, one pebbly, the other sand, restaurants, hotels, shops and boutiques, meeting opportunities that enrich the services offered by the marina and make a stay at the ground more opportunity of holiday and fun.
Walk of Lysippos
A kilometer walk built on the breakwater of the harbor and overlooking the sea.. but what exactly is.. the LISIPPO?!
The Athlete of Fano, victorious athlete, athlete crowning himself or Lysippos of Fano, known in the US as well as a Victorious Youth (Young victorious) or Getty Bronze, is a bronze sculpture, dated between the fourth and second century ac, attributed, on a purely stylistic basis, to the greek sculptor Lysippos.
The bronze was fished randomly off of Numana, in 1961, by an Italian fishing boat and was bought by the Getty Museum in Malibu in 1977. The critical story began in 1978 with the publication of Jiri Frel who attributed the work to Lysippos, attribution challenged since 1983 by Frédéric Louis Bastet and in 1993 by Luigi Todisco who preferred to award the bronze sphere lisippeo rather than the master himself.