Civic Museums of Palazzo Pianetti


Inside the palace are the Archaeological Museum , the Pinacoteca and the Gallery of Contemporary Art .

Palazzo Pianetti, a significant example of eighteenth-century architecture, was commissioned by the noble Pianetti family in the mid-18th century. The building acquired its present appearance in the middle of the following century, when it was renovated on the occasion of the marriage of Vincenzo Pianetti with a descendant of the prestigious Azzolino family from the Marche region. In the following years, due to serious financial problems, the Pianetti family was forced to sell the entire building. In 1901 the building was bought by the Tesei family, the last owners before the gradual and partial acquisition by the Municipality of Jesi.

Since 1981 the noble floor of Palazzo Pianetti is the seat of the Pinacoteca . To characterize this floor are the famous Galleria degli Stucchi and the rooms decorated with the Stories of Aeneas, two of which house the well-known works of Lorenzo Lotto. The original nucleus of the collection derives from the works that became municipal property thanks to the Valerio decree, and subsequently expanded through donations. The rooms on the second floor, entirely decorated in nineteenth-century style, have hosted the Contemporary Art Gallery since 2002, whose works derive not only from acquisitions, but also from the "Rosa Papa Tamburi" award conceived by the artist Orfeo Tamburi from Jesi, and from the exhibition of 1981 "La Ruota del Lotto" thanks to which contemporary artists have reinterpreted the masterpieces of Lorenzo Lotto. Since 2017, the Archaeological Museum has been set up in the premises of the former Stables of Palazzo Pianetti, containing finds from the area, the Pasquarella-Spridgeon collection and a group of Roman statues.


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Via XV Settembre, 10
60035 Jesi


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