The museums of Ascoli Piceno: the Civic Art Gallery
Go up the wide staircase of the Palazzo dell’Arengo -the town hall, Piazza Arringo– and enter the Civic Art Gallery to immerse yourself in the sumptuous atmosphere of the 18th century.
Shiny Murano glass chandeliers and pink marble floors, precious gold and red velvet curtains, Venetian mirrors framed by golden scrolls, graceful lacquered console tables covered with gold leaves: everything here is as it was three centuries ago. These furnishings form a wonderful frame to one of the most important painting collections in Italy, which include masterpieces by Renaissance artists such as Carlo Crivelli, Cola dell’Amatrice and Tiziano, as well as splendid baroque paintings by Guido Reni, Luca Giordano, Orazio de Ferrari and Sebastiano Conca, and probably one of the most beautiful paintings of the early 20th century in Europe: “Passeggiata amorosa” by Giuseppe Pellizza da Volpedo, a romantic love encounter set in a landscape suffused with shimmering lights.
The great Italian artistic and cultural tradition, a badge of honor for the whole nation, can be enjoyed by walking through the charming halls of the Civic Art Gallery of Ascoli Piceno. This priceless heritage has been carefully preserved to this day in what the art critic Vittorio Sgarbi called “the most beautiful museum in Italy”.
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AUTHOR: Prof. Stefano Papetti, art historian.