Pesaro e Urbino | Province in the north of Le Marche, a region on the Adriatic coast of Italy. Its capital city is Pesaro. The province is surrounded by the state of San Marino and Emilia Romagna in the north, Umbria and Tuscany in the west, Ancona in the south and the Adriatic Sea on the east. The province has an enclave of the Umbrian commune of Citta’ di Castello named Monte Ruperto. It is mostly covered by hills (the province is also known as “Riviera of Hills”) and is popular for its beaches.
Communes | Acqualanga. | Cagli. | Carpegna. | Colli al Metauro. | Fano. | Fermignano. | Fossombrone. | Frontino. | Gabicce Mare. | Gradara. | Mombaroccio. | Mondavio. | Mondolfo. | Monte Cerignone. | Monteciccardo. | Montecopiolo. | Montelabbate. | Monte Maggiore al Metauro. | Monte Porzio. | Pesaro. | Piandimeleto. | Pietrarubbia. | Sassocorvaro Auditore. | Sassofeltrio. | Tavoleto. | Tavullia. | Terre Roveresche. | Vallefoglia. | Urbino.
Terroir | Burton Anderson (1990, p174) says the hills between the port of Pesaro and the art centre of Urbino have ‘an agrestic [rustic, unpolished] appeal that contrasts with the resort atmosphere along the [Adriatic] coast.’
Burton Anderson, The Wine Atlas of Italy, Mitchell Beazley, 1990 p171-179.