From a cannon shot distance
There is an area of the city of Pesaro where, "from a cannon shot distance", which in this case means in the space crossed by a cannonball, it is possible to collect traces that tell how Pesaro has changed after the second half of the '800. The area of the city that stretches from Rocca Costanza to Monte Ardizio turns its back on the historic center and has no buildings and churches of great artistic value, but shows the development of modernity, as it was then conceived. Pesaro changed profoundly when it decided to tear down the ancient walls and destroy the gates, thinking of an urban, demographic and economic development that still continues to grow even today in that direction. Pesaro stopped being the small city closed between the walls and the sea and conquered the countryside.
From the riots of the Risorgimento to the construction of the houses of the first industrial bourgeoisie, from the monuments of the "fascio" to the wells of the Roman aqueduct, Roberto Vecchiarelli has identified curiosities and important traces, collected documents, photos and drawings that tell a path that can be enclosed in "a un tiro di schioppo”- an expression that in the local jargon serves to indicate a not too wide distance, the one covered by a bullet fired from a small rifle “schioppo”- but a walk full of stories that reconnect places that today seem fragmented.
We recommend following the steps on almaloci.com because in this walkscape the documents published are numerous, interesting and curious.
Concept: Roberto Vecchiarelli
Walkscape: Antonella Micaletti
Coordination / Digital: Settimio Perlini
You can follow the walkscape with the Podcast version - in italian from this link.