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Rough and Shining Jewels

2010 Rossini Opera Festival


On the Adriatic shore, Pesaro is a lively and hospitable city all year round. Its population grows from 90,000 to nearly 150,000 during the summer because it is a well-known, reasonably-priced seaside resort. It also has an immaculate old city center and a territory with splendid views and unforgettable landscapes. Its population is industrious: since World War II, Pesaro changed from a lower-than-middle income town to a high income area due to manufacturing, especially in furniture and apparels. It also has the most important, and most exclusive, high fashion boutique in Central Italy -- in the past visited by high class and high spending power ladies from Milan and Rome (coming by special limousine), but now also has steady and loyal clients from Japan and Russia (who land at the nearby Rimini International Airport)...

Copyright © 12 August 2010 Giuseppe Pennisi,
Rome, Italy


In August 2011, the Rossini Opera Festival will feature Adelaide di Borgogna, Mosé in Egitto and La Scala di Seta, and the world première of the critical edition of Il Barbiere di Siviglia. Anyone interested should book early at



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