Fabriano is a town and comune of Ancona province in the Italian region of the Marche, at 325 meters (1,066 ft) above sea level. It lies in the Esino valley 44 kilometers (27 mi) upstream and southwest of Jesi; and 15 kilometers (9 mi) east-northeast of Fossato di Vico and 36 kilometers (22 mi) east of Gubbio (both in Umbria). Its location on the main highway and rail line from Umbria to the Adriatic make it a mid-sized regional center in the Apennines.
Fabriano, with Bologna, is the only Italian creative city (UNESCO). The town is in the category Folk Arts (for the Fabriano's handmade paper production).
The town has many monuments, churches, picturesque piazzas and palaces of historical interest to enjoy: the Cathedral, Loggiato of St. Francis, the Palazzo del Podesta, the Municipal Palace, and so on.
As part of the celebration of the artist’s life in 2020—the 500th anniversary of his death—the time has never been better to reflect on Raphael’s hometown of Urbino and some of its unsung artistic gems.As part of the celebration of the artist’s life in 2020—the 500th anniversary of his death—the time has never been better to reflect on Raphael’s hometown of Urbino and some of its unsung artistic gems.
2020 marks the 500th anniversary of the death of artist Raffaello Sanzio—better known as Raphael, and, similar to museum exhibitions and celebrations surrounding Leonardo da Vinci’s anniversary in 2019, Raphael will be the star of the show this year.