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Land of Theatres and Music


The Marche and opera, an inextricable partnership.

Rossini, Spontini, Pergolesi: the great musicians were born in the Marche region and influenced European music. Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868) was from Pesaro, Giovan Battista Pergolesi (1710-1736) was from Jesi; Gaspare Spontini (1774-1851) was born in Maiolati, now called Maiolati Spontini.
Cultural events enliven the Marche region, including the Rossini Opera Festival (ROF) in Pesaro, the Sphaeristerium Opera Festival in the Arena of Macerata and the Pergolesi Spontini Festival in Jesi and Vallesina.


Land of Theatres and Music


Attractions along the route

Discover the attraction of Muse Theatre

Muse Theatre

At the end of Corso garibaldi, Ancona's main arterly, you will find Le Muse Theatre: neoclassical in style and built in 1826 it presents an elegant...

Discover the attraction of Jesi - G.B. Pergolesi Theatre

Jesi - G.B. Pergolesi Theatre

XVIIIth century theatre with fresco paintings by Felice Giani. Built on a design by Francesco Maria Ciaraffoni revised by Cosimo Morelli, the Teatro dedicated...

Discover the attraction of Macerata - The Sferisterio

Macerata - The Sferisterio

Designed in Neoclassical style by Ireneo Aleandri, the Sferisterio is an open air stadium erected by private subscription in the 1820's originally built as a...

Discover the attraction of Pesaro - Teatro Rossini (Rossini Theatre)

Pesaro - Teatro Rossini (Rossini Theatre)

The Teatro Rossini was inaugurated as the ‘Teatro del Sole’ (Theatre of the Sun) in 1637, during the pontificate of Urban VIII, who granted the old...

Discover the attraction of 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 of Maiolati Spontini - Gaspare Spontini Museum

Maiolati Spontini - Gaspare Spontini Museum

In the central Via Spontini is the house where the great composer and his wife Celeste Erard spent the last years of their lives.The house was restored by the...

Discover the attraction of 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...

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Recanati - "B.Gigli" Museum and Guitar Museum

Placed inside the Persiani Theatre, the Museum dedicated to the great tenor Beniamino Gigli from Recanati (1890-1957) was established after the donations by the...


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