Courtyard Buonaccorsi Palace Macerata Marche Italy Europe. (Photo by: MauroFlamini/REDA&CO/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

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Musei Civici di Palazzo Buonaccorsi

Top choice in Le Marche

Deep in the historic centre, the 17th-century Palazzo Buonaccorsi houses three of Macerata's best museums. The Museo delle Carozza boasts an extensive collection of horse-drawn carriages, while, upstairs, the picture gallery is dedicated to Arte Antica with works from the 13th to the 19th centuries. Best of all is the 2nd-floor Galleria di Arte Moderna, which showcases works by regional artists such as Macerata-born Ivo Pannaggi, a driving force behind Italian futurism in the 1920s and '30s.

The palazzo itself is also impressive with several stunning frescoes and marble-framed doorways culminating in the jaw-dropping Galleria dell'Eneide on the 1st floor.

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