The Scientific Museums Of Palazzo Paccaroni
Palazzo Paccaroni is located in Fermo along the Corso Cavour, in the district of San Bartolomeo, the property undoubtedly represents one of the most valuable buildings of all the architectural heritage of the city of Fermo. At present, the Palace, which in the past hosted the "G.Rossini" Music Conservatory is occupied by various activities, following the numerous restructuring interventions. The building is characterized by a symmetrical diagram in the facade, embellished by the central score in travertine bugnet, with carved accents concerning the portal and the overlying windows, while inside we can visit 2 scientific museums:
- The Polar Museum "Silvio Zavatti" Single Museum in Italy dedicated to the environments, peoples and Italian arctic polar research. It was born in 1969 in Civitanova Marche by Will of Zavatti, already founder in Forlì in 1944 of the Polar Geographical Institute, of which he is an integral part. In 1985 the museum is donated to the Municipality of Fermo and in 1993 he was inaugurated at Villa Vitali. From 1999 to today he has undergone profound changes. To the necessary inventoration of the objects stored in it, followed a new organization of the structure, more rational and responding to modern museum needs. Inside we can visit the material collected by the Silvio Zavatti explorer during its 5 polar shipments, and the fruit of recent donations and acquisitions, including the donation of Jean Malaurie, Lino Brilacelli and Luciana Gabrielli.
- The Museum of Natural Sciences "Tommaso Salvadori" contains the Ornithological collection of Tommaso Salvadori, coming from hunting jokes carried out in the Marche (especially in the stop and in the Ascorian) and from the excursions to Sardinia. The collection includes specimens of the organic and Italian organchauna, including very rare species such as falcon fisherman, the monk vulture, the wipet and the royal owl. In 1930 the Ornithological collection was given together with the containers' wardrobes and the Omnia Opera of the Ornithologist to the city of Fermo, by the pronnice, Mrs. Gladys Salvadori Paleotti Mazzarelli, because it was duly preserved and exposed to the public. Salvadori personally prepared most of the specimens of the collection of him, taking care of the embalming technique and choosing the used supports. In particular, the poses of the subjects and the very lively attitudes of many of them betray a long and passionate study from the true of their "live" behavior.