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Saturday 17 February 2018

Church of The 'Nome di Dio'

Chiesa del Nome di Dio

This is the only remaining religious building in Pesaro to represent a perfect synthesis between architecture and scenography. The ‘Compagnia del Nome di Dio’ began construction in 1577. One of the richest local Pesaro confraternities, it saw to the funerals of the poor and the condemned, hence the numerous symbols of death decorating the church. The interior has retained its original magnificence, while the exterior, to which was added the fine white Istria marble portal by Giannandrea Lazzarini, was restored in 1912. The splendid part wood ceiling, dated 1617-1619, the coffers of which are set with large canvases, is the work of the scenographer Giovanni Cortese, who also designed the ceiling of the Salone Metaurense in the Palazzo Ducale.

The paintings are by Giovan Giacomo Pandolfi (1567 - after 1636), a painter from Pesaro and member of the confraternity of the ‘Nome di Dio’, recorded as Simone Cantarini’s master. Pandolfi was also responsible for the wall paintings from 1634-1636 in collaboration with Niccolò Sabbatini, a scenographer who had previously worked for the Della Rovere family and designed the old Teatro del Sole (Theatre of the Sun), the present Teatro Rossini.

The decoration in the church representing the sacred ‘story’ is the result of the successful collaboration between the three artists: on the ceiling is a representation of the journey of salvation from Hell through the Triumph of the ‘Nome di Dio’ to the Resurrection; on the walls episodes from the Old and New Testaments also indicate the power of the ‘Nome di Dio’. The 17th. century sacristy is still completely intact.



via Petrucci 21
ownership Confraternity of the Santissimo Nome di Dio
management Archidiocese of Pesaro
opening hours October-May
visited on request for groups and guided visits (minimum 15 persons)

June-September Thursday, Saturday, Sunday 16.30-19.30

entry ticket € 3,00 (includes entrance to the Museum of the Diocese); € 2,00 (up to a 25 and over 65 years of age and groups, minimum 15 persons)

no access for disabled

info 0721 371219 Museum of the Diocese

0721 68095 Archidioceses of Pesaro_Office of Beni Culturali


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