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What to visit in Sassoferrato


The historic center of Sassoferrato PDF Print E-mail

Sassoferrato has one of the longest city walls circuits of the territory. The city was composed by different settlements, born between the end of the twelfth and thirteenth century, which later merged and were protected by very long city walls.
Nowadays the upper part and the lower part of the settlement are still popularly called “Castello”(castle)  and “Borgo”(village) respectively. The settlement has three parts: the lower village, that is the lower part which develops near the plains and the river, the Village San Francesco, along a ridge that looks towards Arcevia, and the Castelvecchio, in the highest area of the massif that comprises the City Hall (Palazzo del Comune) and the “Rocca”.
The last one is among the most important monuments of Sassoferrato: built around 1360 commissioned by Cardinal Egidio Albornoz, it preserves the mighty square tower. Following the city walls and entering the narrow streets it is possible to discover many characteristic places and the ancient fortified gates.

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Church of Santa Chiara PDF Print E-mail

Adjacent to the ancient “Monastero delle Clarisse”, the church dates from the XIII century but was rebuilt in the XVII century. It preserves frescoes of the XV century, one of them representing the "Natività di Gesù", attributed to Giovanni Antonio from Pesaro (XV sec.).
Very beautiful the paintings by Giovan Battista Salvi, called "the Sassoferrato" (1609-1685), reprsenting the “Madonna orante", the" Madre dolorosa"and one “Annunciazione”. Considered one of the most important figures of seventeenth-century painting, Salvi studied before in the shop of his father and then in Rome with Domenichino. Important for his education was mainly studying the works of great masters of the fifteenth and sixteenth century. His activity took place almost exclusively in Rome, where he had luck with the production of several compositions based on the Virgin, images that for their sweetness will remain in the collective imagination.

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Church of San Francesco PDF Print E-mail

It is an imposing Romanesque-Gothic church (XIII-XIV secc.) having a front adorned with a gothic portal and a rose-window, the only external decorative elements. The interior has a single nave, covered with wooden trusses and a beautiful chancel.
Here are preserved very ancient works of art, including a rare thirteenth century fresco on the vault of the apse representing "Cristo Pancreator", a crucifix on table by Giuliano from Rimini (first half of the XIV century), and important frescoes of the XIV and XV centuries' Fabriano school.
On the lateral altars you can admire paintings by authors from Marche region, such as the “Allegoria dell'Arciconfraternita del Cordone di San Francesco" by Ercole Ramazzani (1589), the" Madonna col Bambino e santi" by Filippo Bellini from Urbino (late XVI century) and the “Circoncisione di Cristo”(1615), a masterpiece by Giovanni Francesco Guerrieri from Fossombrone.

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Museum of Arts and Popular Traditions PDF Print E-mail

It is inside Palazzo Montanari, an old building located on a rocky outcrop not far from the city center, surrounded by the nature. Divided into six parts, the museum is on two floors.
On the ground floor there are four sections:  “Lavorazione della terra”, “Lavorazione dei prodotti”, “Lavorazioni domestiche”, “Mezzi di trasporto”. Each of them tries to tell, using the tools and the most representative objects, the ways of working and living in a specific historical period. In the basement are located the two remaining sections: “Ambienti domestici” e “Lavorazioni artigiane”. Here has been reconstructed through the furniture and objects of the time, the atmosphere of the country home and of the workshops of artisans. The rich collection (fifteen rooms with about fifteen hundred pieces) is very interesting for ethnographic and anthropological aspects and reflects the socio-cultural features of people from Sassoferrato.

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Civic Archaeological Museum PDF Print E-mail

Housed in the ancient Palazzo dei Priori (XIII sec.), the museum opens with a section devoted to the attendance of the area in prehistoric times.
In the next rooms is documented the political, social and religious life of the Roman city of Sentinum. During the last century marble sculptures, public epigraphs, funerary stelae, architectural decorations belonging to temples and many objects of daily use (pottery, amphorae, coins, etc..) have been found. Some floor mosaics, including the one depicting the "Ratto di Europa", are embedded in the floors of the main halls. A showcase collects the finds documenting the existence in Sentinum of a bronze workshop, which produced pieces of statues similar to those found in Cartoceto and visible in the museum of Pergola. At the end of the visit it is possible to admire the sixteenth century's pottery found in the excavations of Palazzo dei Priori. On the ground floor there is a great plastic that represents the Battle of Sentinum and the Collection Perottiana, a precious collection of Byzantine and Flemish reliquaries, including the “Icona di San Demetrio”(XIV century).

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