The Italian seaside town of Fano already existed in Roman times and was called at that time Fanum Fortunae. The town is filled with 60,888 inhabitants (December 31, 2015) the third largest town of brands and no mere tourist, even though he has luxurious expansive beaches. Fano is located on the Adriatic mouth of the river Metauro, about 12 km southeast of Pesaro, in the province of Pesaro and Urbino, Marche. The Via Flaminia reached the Adriatic coast in Fano. From there, the ancient route led north to Pesaro and Rimini.