Cesena is a city in northern Italy, in the Emilia-Romagna region. It stands on the Savio River at the foot of the Apennine Mountains, 15 km from the coast of the Adriatic Sea.
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Cesena was originally an Etruscan or Umbrian city. After a short period of Gallic rule in the 3rd century BC. e. she is subject to Rome.
In the Middle Ages, Cesena passed from hand to hand between the Papal States, the Archdiocese of Ravenna and the vassals of the Holy Roman Empire (including the Malatesta family). In 1183-1198 it was an independent republic.
In 1377, during the War of the Eight Saints, the papal troops massacred the inhabitants of the city.
Two popes were born in Cesena - Pius VI and Pius VII, and Pius VIII was at one time the bishop of the city. For this reason, Cesena is sometimes called the city of the three Popes.
The patron saint of the commune is St. John the Baptist, celebrated on June 24.