Musei Civici

Le Marche

Once the residence of a powerful noble family, the 16th-century Palazzo Mosca provides the aristocratic setting for Pesaro's premier museum. Of the paintings on display, the main draw is Giovanni Bellini's Incoronazione della Vergine (Coronation of the Virgin), a striking altarpiece painted in around 1475. The museum also showcases Pesaro's stunning 700-year-old pottery tradition, with one of Italy's best collections of majolica ceramics.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Le Marche attractions

1. Casa Rossini

0.05 MILES

In 1792 composer Gioachino Rossini was born in this four-storey town house on what is now the main drag through Pesaro's historic centre. The small museum…

2. Casa Natale di Raffaello

18.82 MILES

This 15th-century house is where Renaissance artist Raphael was born in 1483 and spent his first 16 years. The museum, which displays copies of many of…

3. Casa della Poesia

18.83 MILES

Ser around a lovely arcaded courtyard in the Renaissance Palazzo Bonaventura Odasi, this cultural centre hosts everything from art and photography…

4. Museo Diocesano Albani

18.87 MILES

Adjacent to the Duomo, this museum showcases a modest collection of religious artefacts, vestments and paintings, including Andrea da Bologna’s Madonna…

5. Duomo

18.88 MILES

Rebuilt in the early 19th century in neoclassical style, the interior of Urbino's duomo commands much greater interest than its austere facade…

7. Oratorio di San Giovanni

18.93 MILES

This 14th-century red-brick church features a series of brightly coloured frescoes by Lorenzo and Giacomo Salimbeni. Behind the main altar is a gripping…

8. Arco di Augusto

19.8 MILES

This Roman triumphal arch, the oldest of its kind in northern Italy, was commissioned by Emperor Augustus in 27 BC and stands an impressive 17m high on…