The structure and architecture of the city of Jesi, which is located in the heart of the region of Marche, dates back to three major periods; the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and the Baroque. As well, two important historical and cultural figures were born there in those periods: Emperor Frederick II of Sweden (1194) and the composer Giovan Battista Pergolesi (1710).
Jesi has conserved its massive medieval walls, which surround and fortify the city, and many medieval buildings (called palazzo) including the 'Palazzo della Signoria', which was designed by Francesco di Giorgio Martini, a famous architect from Sienna, and built between 1486 and 1498.
The city is also graced with many elegant Renaissance and Baroque buildings, as well as a fine example of Italian Rococo; the 'Palazzo Pianetti', which was constructed in the mid 1700s and now houses the 'Pinacoteca' (Civic Picture Gallery), in which hangs Lorenzo Lotto's masterpiece, "St. Lucy before the Judge".
The building is also home to the 'Teatro Pergolesi', which was inaugurated in 1798 during the French occupation with two operas by Cimarosa. The soprano roles were played by Anna Guidarini, who was the mother of the great composer Gioacchino Rossini.
To fully experience the magical atmosphere of the Jesi, we suggest you visit it during the time of the 'Palio di San Floriano' (medieval horse race) on 4 May; a day on which the city returns to its medieval past with an elaborate 13th-century ceremony.
You will be enthralled by the parades of knights and ladies, musical shows, enogastronomic tastings and medieval games that fill the city with an ancient atmosphere.
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