WHAT IS PESARO CULT
A new way of experiencing the cultural offer of Pesaro Musei!
Through the Pesaro Cult card you will receive the latest information about any initiatives taking place at the Musei Civici, and you will get discounts on all entry tickets, as well as many more advantages on special occasions.
WHERE YOU CAN PURCHASE IT
The card can be purchased at the ticket offices of the Musei Civici at Palazzo Mosca, at Casa Rossini and Colombarone archeological site. All you need to do is show a document (identity card, driving licence or passport) and then fill in and sign the application form.
Price: EUR 3.
The card is valid for 12 months, is to your name and cannot be used by others.
THE ADVANTAGES OF HAVING A CARD
- Discounted entry to Pesaro Musei: EUR 5 including the entry to the Musei Civici at Palazzo Mosca and to Casa Rossini (all exhibitions, permanent and temporary), to the Roman domus in Via dell’Abbondanza and to Colombarone Archaeological site
- Free entry every third Sunday, October to May (“Stradomenica”)
- Discounts on educating and entertaining activities for children and families
- Discounts at the bookshops of the Musei Civici and Casa Rossini (on books and promotional items)
- 10% discount on exhibition catalogues
- You will receive the latest information through the Pesaro Musei newsletter.
- You will be given priority when booking tickets for any events organized by Pesaro Musei.
WHAT YOU CAN VISIT
The Pesaro Cult Card gives you free access to the following places, listed as places of cultural interest by the municipality of Pesaro. You may purchase or renew the card at the respective ticket offices. For opening hours: see Upcoming events.
184, Corso XI Settembre
Provisions on fish trade in the city can be traced back to the old statutes of Pesaro from the 14th to the 17th centuries. In the early 19th century the municipality felt the need to build a public space for the trade of a product which was becoming vital for the local economy.
The project for the building of the Pescheria (lit. “fish market”) was approved in 1820 and entrusted to engineer Pompeo Mancini, who also designed the Orti Giuli. The works took place between 1821 and 1823. The front of the building, facing Corso XI Settembre, leans against a church from the 17th century (Chiesa del Suffragio), but the façade of the church is hardly recognisable due to several acts of demolition.
The only inner room has preserved its original wooden entablature ceiling and the shell-shaped stone fountain on the back wall. In 1988 two fountains made of Istrian marble, located at the two sides of the main entrance, were restored and completed with their missing parts. In general, the building has preserved its 19th-century elegance and simplicity. Its massive columns are reminiscent to those of pagan temples, which inspired the architectural structure of the whole building.
No longer used as a fish market, in 1996 the Pescheria was transformed into an exhibition building and it currently hosts the Centro Arti Visive (lit. “centre for visual arts”), which aims at promoting exhibitions of contemporary art and design.
Piazza del Monte
The square now known as Piazza del Monte, and formerly known as Piazza Santa Maria Maddalena, once hosted a century-old Benedictine convent (which can be dated at least from 1269) and the church of Santa Maria Maddalena, facing Via Zacconi.
The convent was rebuilt around 1740 under a project by an architect from Pesaro, Giuseppe Tranquilli, who had been trained by Luigi Vanvitelli. It was eventually pulled down in 1967 to make room for a middle school, built on the ancient Roman walls and now known as Don Gaudiano. Located at the intersection of Via della Maternità, the Vanvitellian stairway is the only trace left of the former convent.
This beautiful piece of Baroque architecture, restored in 1998, is completely isolated today and is hardly visible from the old square, which has undergone radical changes from its original structure. The stairway is rectangular, has three landings and winds around a central empty space, thus creating a sense of spectacular verticality. Among the most interesting features are the stuccoes, the contrast between dark and bright colours, and the marble banister.
The stairway is currently used as an exhibition space.
Source of the texts: www.pesarocultura.it