A SHORT PERIOD OF SPLENDOR
The Jews of Pesaro and Urbino had a similar story. Their fate depended on Dukes of Urbino, first the Montefeltro and then the Della Rovere. When Guidobaldo II Della Rovere (1538-1574) moved his court from Urbino to Pesaro, many Jews followed him and the community enjoyed a short period of splendor. This period came to an end with the Duchy’s annexation to the Papal States in 1632 and the creation of the ghetto in 1634, that lasted until 1797.