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Jesi
—  Comune  —
Comune di Jesi
Palazzo Ricci in Jesi.
Jesi is located in Italy
Jesi
Location of Jesi in Italy
Coordinates: 43°31′25″N 13°14′21″E / 43.52361°N 13.23917°E / 43.52361; 13.23917Coordinates: 43°31′25″N 13°14′21″E / 43.52361°N 13.23917°E / 43.52361; 13.23917
Country Italy
Region Marche
Province Ancona (AN)
Frazioni Mazzangrugno, Castelrosino, Tabano, Santa Lucia, Pantiere di Jesi
Government
 - Mayor Fabiano Belcecchi (since May 28, 2002)
Area
 - Total 107 km2 (41.3 sq mi)
Elevation 97 m (318 ft)
Population (June 30, 2008)
 - Total 40,008
 Density 373.9/km2 (968.4/sq mi)
 - Demonym Jesini
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 60035
Dialing code 0731
Patron saint San Settimio
Saint day September 22
Website Official website
Teatro Pergolesi.

Jesi (or Iesi) is a town and comune of the province of Ancona in the Marche, Italy.

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History

Now a quiet agricultural and commercial center in the floodplain on the left (north) bank of the Esino river 17 kilometres (11 mi) before its mouth on the Adriatic, it was for several centuries the capital of a small independent city-state, and it retains a striking circuit of medieval walls, as well as a castle restored and extended by Baccio Pontelli in 1488.

Jesi was the site of the birth of Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II in 1195.[1]

Main sights

Mura
Montirozzo
Palazzo della Signoria
Palazzo della Signoria, Cortile del Sansovino
Palazzo Balleani
Duomo
Palazzo Ripanti
Palazzo Marcelli
  • The Cathedral (Duomo), built in the 13th-15th centuries. The façade and the Latin cross interior are modern.
  • Palazzo Balleani, an example of local Baroque architecture, built from 1720 and designed by Francesco Ferruzzi. The façade has a characteristic balcony supported by four atlases (1723). The interior has precious gilted stucco decoration.
  • The convent of San Floriano (18th century).
  • The 14th century walls, built following the line of the Roman ones. Six towers remain today.
  • Church of San Marco, just outside the historical centre. A Gothic architecture, it was erected in the 13th century. The interior has a nave and two aisles, with a 14th century fresco of Rimini's school.
  • Palazzo della Signoria (late 15th century).
  • Palazzo Ricci, finished in 1547. The diamond-like bricks of the façade are inspired to famous Palazzo dei Diamanti in Ferrara.
  • Teatro Pergolesi, built in 1790.
  • Palazzo Pianetti, one of the most outstanding examples of Italian Rococo art. The wide façade has exactly one hundred windows, while the interior has a noteworthy giardino all'italiana. The palace houses city's civic art gallery, with a series of paintings by the Venetian artist Lorenzo Lotto.
  • The church of Santa Maria delle Grazie (15th century). The belltower is from the 17th century.
  • The 13th century church of San Nicolò. It has a Romanesque apse and a Gothic portal.

Natives of Jesi

Sister cities

Sources

  1. ^ Norwich, John Julius. Byzantium: The Decline and Fall (New York: ALfred A. Knopf, p. 162

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