Gathered around a tree-shaded courtyard, the second-largest art gallery in Le Marche sits inside the 17th-century Palazzo Comunale. It boasts an outstanding display of art, sculpture and religious artefacts; there are 400 works in total, including paintings by Van Dyck, Titian and Rembrandt, and a stunning embroidered 13th-century papal cape worn by Ascoli-born Pope Nicholas IV.

Your ticket also gives you entry to two small collections in Ascoli's old quarter: the Galleria d'Arte Contemporanea and the Museo dell'Arte Ceramica, which has displays on the major Italian pottery towns, including Deruta, Faenza and Genoa.