Pesaro city of ceramics


Since the late Middle Ages Pesaro has been known as a city of ceramics; the art of producing fine majolica ware has been carried on almost without interruption from the late Middle Ages to the twentieth century.   
The production of  majolica was always protected and encouraged, first by the city’s mediaeval rulers – such as the Della Rovere family – and subsequently by the government of the Papal State and so on to the present day. In the late fifteenth century the city became one of the foremost centres in Italy for the production of fine artistic ceramics.  If you wish to learn more about this chapter in Pesaro’s history, just pay a visit to the Ceramics section of the Municipal Museum.

Proponents of the ceramic art in Pesaro today include: Molaroni (Via Luca Della Robbia 9/11) and Tiziano Donzelli produce the traditional designs known as “all'istoriato” (showing mythical or historical scenes), “a raffaellesche” (Raphaelesque), “alla rosa” (the rose design) and “al ticchio” re-interpreted in a modern key.
Atelier Franco Bucci, Laboratorio Pesaro and Verzolini experiment with techniques and materials in a new way, producing objects on the borderline between craft and design.

A wide range of objects and publications concerning the world of the ceramic art can be found at the Municipal Museum bookshop.


The Attractions of Pesaro

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Pesaro things to Watch

Discover the attraction Piazza del Popolo

Piazza del Popolo

The piazza is delimited on its four sides by the Post Office and three palazzi: Ducale, Baviera and Comunale (Municipal). The fountain at the centre is a...

Discover the attraction Pesaro - Palazzo Gradari

Pesaro - Palazzo Gradari

The ancient origins of Gradari Palace date back to the second half of the XIV century up to the first half of the XVII. Once the prestigious residence of Giulio...

Discover the attraction Pesaro - Palazzo Mosca (Location of the Civic Museums)

Pesaro - Palazzo Mosca (Location of the Civic Museums)

Once the illustrious residence of one of the most important families of the Pesaro aristocracy, precisely the Mosca family, since 1936 the Palace is the...

Discover the attraction Pesaro and Gioachino Rossini

Pesaro and Gioachino Rossini

Gioachino Rossini (born in Pesaro on 29 February 1792; died in Passy on 13 November 1868) was an Italian composer. He was the most famous composer of operas in...

Discover the attraction Pesaro -

Pesaro - "Rossini’s birthplace"

Gioachino Rossini’s birthplace is historic. The ground and first floors were built during the fifteenth century, the second and third storeys are later...

Discover the attraction Municipal Museums (Musei Civici) in Palazzo Mosca

Municipal Museums (Musei Civici) in Palazzo Mosca

The ‘new’ Municipal Museums in Palazzo Mosca, a historic building in the heart of Pesaro, are only a few steps from piazza del Popolo. They comprise...