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I Musei

All Le Marches’ territory seems the precious result of a harmonious agreement between great artists. Sensitive painters, who have painted wonderful sea backgrounds, on which sculptors have lovingly shaped the green hills, completed by spectacular architectures made of rocks. The landscape seems designed with the only aim to astonish, the Marches have been rightly defined as a Widespread Museum.

All the territory seems an exclusive and valuable exhibition, yet the many museums visitors may feel intense and new emotions, while admiring masterpieces that made Italy famous all over the world. Simple objects of daily life are also displayed in Museums, as they are masterpieces of men’s creative skills.


Le Marches’ artistic heritage also comprises finds from the Piceni and Roman periods, and it is distributed across the whole territory, both in large and small exhibitions

The National Gallery of the Marches is renowned all over the world, due to the quality and quantity of the works displayed, and may be admired in the splendid rooms of the Ducal Palace of Urbino. The National Museum of the Marches in Ancona has recently been networked with other archaeological museums of the region and contains the richest archaeological documentation in the region. Pesaro offers valuable civic collections (Picture gallery, Ceramics Museum, Oliveriano Museum), Macerata grouped in a single building all its main cultural institutions (Picture gallery, Archaeological Museum, Marches’ Museum of the Risorgimento and Museum of carriages). Ascoli Piceno boasts a rich picture gallery, as well as the Diocesan Museum and the Gallery of Modern Graphic Art.

Villages and towns also host collections ranging from classical archaeological, historic and artistic exhibitions to collections linked to the region, rural life and ancient professions. Fabriano hosts a Picture gallery full of valuable works, along with the interesting Museum of paper and filigree, Jesi boasts the Museum Colocci and the Diocesan Museum, with examples of Renaissance paintings, and the Museum of Printing.

The collections hosted in smaller villages are equally interesting, examples include the Accordion Museum in Castelfidardo, the Museum of the art to make wine in Staffolo, The Hat Museum in Montappone, and the charming Picture gallery of children’s art in Smerillo.

Along with permanent exhibitions, many other exhibitions are periodically organized in many villages and towns. All one has to do is choose, after asking the Sybil who continues to pour magic powder over Le Marches’ territory.

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