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Comune di Sassocorvaro
Coat of arms of Sassocorvaro
Coat of arms
Sassocorvaro is located in Italy
Location of Sassocorvaro in Italy
Coordinates: 43°47′N 12°30′E / 43.783°N 12.500°E / 43.783; 12.500Coordinates: 43°47′N 12°30′E / 43.783°N 12.500°E / 43.783; 12.500
Country Italy
Region Marche
Province Province of Pesaro e Urbino (PU)
 • Total 66.5 km2 (25.7 sq mi)
Elevation 331 m (1,086 ft)
Population (31 December 2004)
 • Total 3,435
 • Density 52/km2 (130/sq mi)
Demonym Sassocorvaresi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 61028
Dialing code 0722
Patron saint St. John the Baptist
Saint day June 24
Website Official website

Sassocorvaro is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Pesaro e Urbino in the Italian region Marche, located about 80 kilometres (50 mi) west of Ancona and about 35 kilometres (22 mi) southwest of Pesaro.

Sassocorvaro borders the following municipalities: Auditore, Lunano, Macerata Feltria, Mercatino Conca, Monte Cerignone, Piandimeleto, Tavoleto, Urbino. The Foglia river flows near the town.

Rotondi's art rescue[edit]

For the love of art, he defied the SS and the Republic of Salò. To save Italian art treasures, he tricked the Nazis and risked his life. The hero of this story is Pasquale Rotondi. Born in 1909 in Arpino, he was an art scholar and Urbino’s superintendent of fine art from 1939. The order had come from Rome for him to direct Operation Rescue. He faced the responsibility and the dangers involved in saving the works of art, with great courage. As a result, approximately 10,000 paintings and treasures which derived from the Marches region, Rome, Venice and Milan, were saved.

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