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Fabriano
Comune di Fabriano


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43 20 N
12 55 E
Marche
Ancona+ (AN)
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Giancarlo Sagramola
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31 August 2010
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St. John the Baptist+
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'''Fabriano''' is a town and ''comune+'' of Ancona province+ in the Italian+ region of the Marche+, at above sea level+. It lies in the Esino+ valley upstream and southwest of Jesi+; and east-northeast of Fossato di Vico+ and 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 is the headquarters of the giant appliance maker Indesit+.

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).

Fabriano appears to have been founded in the early Middle Ages by the inhabitants of a small Roman town south at Attiggio (Latin ''Attidium''), of which some slight remains and inscriptions are extant. Fabriano itself was one of the earliest places in Europe to make high-quality paper+ on an industrial scale, starting in the 13th century, and the town even today has a reputation for fine watermark+ed paper. This led to Fabriano's prosperity in the Late Middle Ages+ and the Renaissance+, and was also one of the factors that led to the establishment of nearby Foligno+ in Umbria as one of the earliest printing centers in Italy in the 15th century, from 1470 onwards.


Fabriano's wealth and commitment to the fine arts in the late medieval period have left it with many monuments.

*The Cathedral of St. Venantius (14th century, rebuilt in 1607–17). From the Baroque restoration are the stucco decoration of the interior and the canvasses by Gregorio Preti+, Salvator Rosa+, Giovan Francesco Guerrieri+, Giuseppe Puglia+ and Orazio Gentileschi+. To the original Cathedral belong the polygonal apse, the cloister and the St. Lawrence Chapel, with frescoes of Allegretto di Nuzio (c. 1360). Also important are the frescoes with histories of the Holy Cross by the Folignate+ Giovanni di Corraduccio (1415).
*San Domenico
*Sts. Blaise and Romuald
*Sant'Onofrio
*St. Philip
*The Benedictine Abbey
*St. Augustine
*St. Catherine'''
*Collegiata of St. Nicholas
*Santa Maria del Piangato
*St. Benedict
*Oratory of the Gonfalone


*''Palazzo del Podestà'' (1255) built in white stone from Vallemontagnana and subsequently modified several times. It has a distinctive bridge structure, a memory of the stream which once flowed under it. The central arcade has frescoes from the 13th-14th centuries portraying warriors, and an enigmatic Wheel of Fortune+ moved by a feminine figure.
*Sturinalto Fountain (1285), designed by Jacopo di Grondolo+, who was inspired by the Fontana Maggiore in Perugia+.
*Communal Palace (c. 1350, rebuilt in 1690). It was the residence of the Chiavelli family, lords of the city until 1435. In the courtyard is a ''lapidarium'' with fragments of buildings of the ancient Roman cities of ''Attidium'' (Attiggio+), ''Tuficum'' (Borgo Tufico+) and ''Sentinum+'' (Sassoferrato+).
*The former Hospital of St. Mary of Good Jesus (1456)
*Loggiato of St. Francis (c. 1450)
*Vasari Portico (1316)
*Museum of Paper

* Gentile da Fabriano+, 15th-century painter, whose most famous work, an oil painting of the Epiphany, is in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence.
* Saint John dal Bastone+ 12th-century Silvestrine+ monk, born in Paterno.
* Jessica Rizzo+ (born 1964), an actress and businesswoman.

Frazioni+ of Fabriano are:

Albacina, Argignano, Attiggio, Bassano, Bastia, Belvedere, Borgo Tufico, Cacciano, Ca' Maiano, Campodiegoli, Campodonico, Cancelli, Cantia, Castelletta, Ceresola, Ciaramella, Coccore, Collamato, Collegiglioni, Colle Paganello, Cupo, Fontanaldo, Grotte, Marena, Marenella, Marischio, Melano, Moscano, Nebbiano, Paterno, Poggio San Romualdo, Precicchie, Rocchetta, Rucce, San Donato, San Giovanni, San Michele, San Pietro, Sant'Elia, Serradica, Valgiubbola, Vallemontagnana, Valleremita, Vallina, Varano, Viacce, Vigne.



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''(Incorporates text from Bill Thayer's Gazetteer of Italy, by permission.)''

province of Ancona:

Fabriano+ Fabriano is a town and comune of Ancona province in the Italian region of the Marche, at above sea level.
 Fabriano Basket+ Fabriano Basket, also known for sponsorship reasons as Indesit Fabriano, is an Italian professional basketball team from the town of Fabriano.
Roman Catholic Diocese of Fabriano-Matelica+ The Italian Catholic diocese of Fabriano-Matelica () in the Marche, has existed under this name since 1986. It is a suffragan of the archdiocese of Ancona-Osimo.