The city of paper and creativity
UNESCO has included it in its list of Creative Cities because it was able to turn creativity and art into the beating heart of its economic development. After all, Fabriano's history is inseparable from that of paper: master papermakers produced some of the world's finest sheets here. Retrace this centuries-old tradition at the Paper and Watermark Museum, next to the Margherita Gardens, to find out all about looms, fibres, felts, as well as rare banknotes and paper made from the most unusual raw materials, such as artichokes.
Music lovers will appreciate the Historical Piano and Sound Museum, where you can admire an exhibition of 18 pianos ranging from the 18th to the early 20th century. The visit ends with a short live concert in period costume.
The historic centre is a jewel that takes you by surprise. Don't miss the Comune square with the Sturinalto fountain, the Podestà Palace, the Molajoli Art Gallery, the Gentile Theatre and the Multimedia Library.
A short distance from Fabriano, the Frasassi Caves and Cacciano, a small hamlet famous for its murals, are also worth a visit.
Before leaving, take a seat and delight your palate with the Slow-Food presidium Fabriano salami, barrique-aged honey and a glass of mead.