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Faenza (Italy)

The age-old Tyrrhenian-Roman city of Faenza is known as the place where pottery (faience) was invented, the material, which has become so widely used today, even taking the city's name.
Although the artisanal tradition dates back to the 12th century, the artistic peak was only reached during the Renaissance.



But Faenza does not only mean ceramics, because it is also a city rich in terms of architecture and urban planning, probative being some examples: 

  • its magnificent cathedral - one of the most famous articulations of Renaissance art; 
  • the Milzetti Palace (17th century), having its interiors decorated in a neoclassical style;
  • the Masini stylish theater, designed by Giuseppe Pistocchi.

Cultural initiatives, exhibitions that run throughout the year, sports performances and events, as well as the marathon entitled "Cento Chilometri del Passatore”, all find here an ideal setting. Elegant shops and restaurants located in the historic center or all around the green hills surrounding the city, give the tourist a chance to "taste” the local flavors.          

Further details about the city at: www.comune.faenza.ra.it. 



Twinning History
Long regarded as Timișoara's first twinning, the bilateral act has only been signed in March 12th 1991. One of the main originators of this connection between the two cities is Mr. Vittorio Maggi, an Italian Faentin citizen married to a Romanian lady. Due to this liaison, he made numerous trips in the area, including in our city, even before the 1989 Revolution. After 1989, the number of trips made had grown, including through other Faentini involvement in the collaboration with Timișoara. Given that these links already existed, it was believed that they might be enhanced by signing a twinning protocol, which took place in 1991. In the fallowing period numerous collaborations took place, presented - in summary - below.

Projects

  • Joint founding of a Center for Autistic Children, named "The Faenza House”
  • Cooperation in the field of Ceramics: initiation courses into Faentin artistic ceramics, held at the Faculties of Arts and Design of West University, and Tibiscus University, as well as at the High School of Fine Arts, all in Timișoara
  • Participation in the “Cento Chilometri del Passatore” marathon
  • Participation - on a reciprocal basis – in cultural events with a folkloric specific of the two cities
  • Facilitating the displacement of Romanian nurses in the twin town, in order to incorporate them into healthcare Italian institutions
  • From March 19th to 21st 2004, Ms. Donata Vivanti, president of the International Association Autism-Europe, has visited our city. She was particularly interested in the progresses made by Faenza House, appraising it as one of the most advanced profile institutions in Europe.
  • In 2005, in order to raise the amount of money necessary to build a recovery pool at Faenza House for autistic children, Marcel Neag, an amateur photographer and a Timișoara adoptee, made a photography exhibition and sale in Faenza
  • In 2005, on the celebration of Timișoara"s Day, our city played host to one of the most important professional photographers from Faenza and the entire Emilia-Romagna region, Omero Rossi. Pictures taken on this occasion are expected to be comprised in a collaboration photo album made by the two photographers.

Future projects

  • Building an eco-friendly residential area, in the “Ovidiu Balea” neighborhood
  • Continuing the cooperation started in the Center called “Faenza House”
  • Continuing the collaboration in the cultural and artistic fields



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Populație
- 317660 (2002)
- 334115 (1992)
Densitate
2452/kmp
Localizare
45°44'58"N, 21°13'38"E
Distanțe
- 550km București
- 170km Belgrad
- 300km Budapesta
Suprafața
- total: 12.926,83 ha
- agricol:
7902,61 ha
Relief
- câmpie cu variații de max. 2-3m
- canalul artificial Bega
-
centru seismic destul de activ (max 6 pe scara Richter
Numele municipiului
- Zambara (Zurobara)
- Tibiscum (Tibisis)
- Beguey (până la 1212)
- Temesiensis
- Temesvár
- Temeswar (Temeschburg)
- Temesburg
- Timičvár
- Temičvar
- Timișoara
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