Three months after the initial announcement, the government confirms Pesaro as Italy’s Capital of Culture for 2024.
The pretty resort beat off competition from its southern Marche ‘sister’ town Ascoli Piceno. Other cities and towns that lost out were Chioggia, Grosseto, Mesagne, Sestri Levante with Tigullio; Siracusa, the Union of Comuni Paestum-Alto Cilento, Viareggio and Vicenza.
Mayor Matteo Ruicci told ANSA “the official designation was important because we now have a million euros of funding and can really start promoting our town. We’ve already been to Paris, and next month we’ll be in Los Angeles and New York.
“It’s a great responsibility and a great opportunity for development for the whole Marche region”.
Pesaro is famed for famed worldwide for its Rossino Opera Festival. It is also home to the Sphere within Sphere sculpture by locally born sculptor Arnaldo Pomodoro.