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Perugino, one a Madonna, painted in 1497 for the Duranti
family, with beautiful 'predella', the other the Annunciation.
8. Paterniano, dedicated to the first bishop of Fano, a hand¬
some structure, possesses a Betrothal of the Virgin, by Guercino.
8. Pietro, an imposing and richly decorated church, is em¬
bellished with fine frescoes by Viviani; in the chapel of the
Gabrielli an Annunciation by Guido Reni.
8. Francesco contains several monuments of the Malatesta of
the 14th and 15th cent, (closed).
The Collegio Foifi contains David with the head of Goliath,
by Domenichino, and copies of his frescoes in the cathedral.
The Theatre, decorated by Bibiena, once one of the most cele¬
brated in Italy, has recently been re-erected. Pope Clement VIII.
(Aldobrandini) was born at Fano in 1536. The first printing-
press with Arabic types was established here in 1514 at the
expense of Pope Julius II.
A good road leads from Fano by Fossombrone to Urbino; another over
the Furlo Pass to Fossato, on the line from Ancona to Rome.
Beyond Fano the train crosses the broad and impetuous
Metauro, the ancient Metaurus, celebrated for the defeat of
Hasdrubal, B. C. 207; then the Cessano, near stat. Marotto,
Sinigaglia (Locanda della Formica), the Roman Sena Gallica,
a seaport-town with 23,000 inhab. , a large proportion of whom
are occupied in the fishing trade. The ancient town, belonging
to the Galli Senones, was destroyed by Pompey during the civil war
between Marius and Sulla. During the middle ages it was fre¬
quently devastated by fire and sword, so that the present aspect
of the town is comparatively modern. The town is well known
for its important Fair, held between July 20th and Aug. 8th,
established 600 years ago, and once the most frequented in Italy.
Sinigaglia. was an episcopal diocese as early as the 4th cent.
Pope Pius IX. (Giovanni Maria, Count Mastai-Feretti) was born
here in 1790, and the celebrated singer Angelica Catalani in
1784 (d. at Paris, 1849).
Stat. Case Bruciate; fine view towards the S. of the promon¬
tory of Ancona, rising above the sea. A shoit distance farther,
the train crosses the Esino. At stat. Falconara the line unites
with the Ancona and Rome Railway.
45. Ancona and its Environs. Osimo. Loreto.
Hotels. La Pace (PI. a), on the quay, D. 3'|2, omnib. 1, facchino i|2
fr. ■ V i t tor i a (PI. b), Strada Calamo, with "trattoria, H. 2 fr. — R uropa,
Via S. S. Annunziata ; Milano (PI. c), on the quay, close to the railway
gate._Caffe del Commercio at the theatre; Dorico], opp. the Log¬
gia (p. 245); Garibaldi, Piazza Cavour. — "Birraria Glaenzer,
with garden, Corso Vit. Emanuele.
Post Office (PI. 20, open 8—6 o'clock), Strada Calamo. — Telegr. Office
in the Via del Porto.