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Fabriano is located in the Marche Region of Italy. As one of the main towns in the area, Fabriano is located in the Province of Ancona. Although it is not the capital of the Province, the town of Fabriano plays an important role in it, due to the fact that it is the mid-sized regional center in the Apennines, for its location in between Umbria and the Adriatic Sea. The population in Fabriano reaches approximately 31,925 inhabitants.
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The Cathedral of St. Venantius is located in Fabriano. The cathedral was initially built in the 14th century and was later on rebuilt in the period 1607-1617. Some of the signs of the initial construction are still visible, but have been massively affected by the passage of time. However, the construction is still one of the main landmarks of the past of the city. The Baroque restoration style makes the stucco decorations stand out in the interior, with canvasses of paintings by famous Italian artists.
Palazzo del Podesta was built in 1225 in Fabriano. The palazzo was initially built in white rock, which gave it a prestigious and an elegant look. However, after numerous restorations, the rocks have suffered a lot of transformations. Since a stream once flew under it, it has a classic bridge pattern in the main body construction, with a central arcade that boasts in 13th and 14th century frescoes.
The Communal Palace of Fabriano dating back to the year 1350 in its initial construction was rebuilt in 1690 after it has suffered many damages. The main aim of the palace was to be the residence of the Chiavelli family, who formed the aristocratic lords reign of the city until 1435.
The Paper Making Museum is a famous symbol of Fabriano, due to the fact that the industry developed in the region and helped its evolution at the same time. The collections of the museum offer visitors a chance to learn more about the steps in the history of paper making, about the machines used and about the way in which the resulted materials looked.