The City - Pro Loco Loreto

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Info Loreto > Sightseeing
  • Via dei Coronari (Corso Boccalini):The ancient name was due to the presence of the coronari along the way, that is, craftsmen, frequently women, who made the beads of rosaries sitting outside their shops. Along the main street, you can see different stores that offer typical food and wine products of Loreto in the Marche Region. You will also find a rich production of silver, religious objects, ceramics, textile creations, etc. that follow the ancient tradition of Loreto.

  • Along the way you will meet the Province Palace, now Town Hall. It is a building of Renaissance style attributed to Marino di Marco Cedrino for the lower part, and to Giuliano da Majano, for the top one.

  • Piazza Garibaldi: In the end of the main street there is the square dedicated to Giuseppe Garibaldi. The bust of the hero of the Italian unification was made by Ettore Ferrari. On the square you will find the exhibition hall and the movie theater. We are on the the Bastion of the City also called Bastione Sangallo. The building on the left is the former town hall, built in the late sixteenth century. The Civic Tower was built by the will of the protector of the Holy House, Cardinal. A. Barberini, in the seventeenth century, but the merlons were rebuilt in the late nineteenth century.

  • Porta Romana was built by Pompeo Floriani in 1590, to replace the Porta Osimana (that is closed today). The sculptural decorations were made by Simone Cioni. In particular the two statues that represents the Prophets were intended for the marble coating of the Holy House.

  • Walked out Porta Romana you are on Piazza Leopardi or Piazza dei Galli

  • Montereale. (Via Fratelli Brancondi: It is the street which pass for Recanati and arrive until Rome. It is what remain of the Sisto V's ambitious project to enlarge Loreto, called "sistine addition")

  • Fontana dei Galli. Commissioned by the Card. A. M. Gallo, it was decorated with a bronze dragon and four small bronze cocks by Tarquinio and Pietro Paolo Iacometti (1514-16).

  • Loggiato vanvitelliano. Attributed to the Reggia di Caserta famous architect because it was built during the Luigi Vanvitelli presence in Loreto for several works, included the building of the Shrine bell tower.

  • Obelisks. Built by Pompeo Floriani in 1590 to orient the pilgrims towards Rome, in fact they were placed on the sides of Porta Romana. They were dedicated to Card. Gallo.

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