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Cesena(chāzā`nä), city (1991 pop. 88,487), in Emilia-Romagna, N central Italy, on the Sávio River. It is an agricultural market, food-processing center, and base for sulfur mines and metal production. Cesena flourished (1379–1465) under the MalatestaMalatesta
, Italian family, ruling Rimini and nearby cities for almost 300 years from the 13th to 16th cent. Malatesta da Verucchio (d. 1312), a powerful Guelph leader, became (1239) podestà, or chief magistrate, of Rimini and used this position to entrench his family's
..... Click the link for more information. family, who built (15th cent.) a castle on a hill overlooking the city. The castle includes the splendid Renaissance-style Malatestiana Library, which contains numerous valuable manuscripts.
a city in northern Italy, in Forli Province, in Emilia-Romagna Region. Situated on the ancient Aemilian Way, near the Adriatic Sea. Population, 86,100 (1971). Industry includes machine building, the processing of fruits and vegetables, and the manufacture of building materials and wood products.