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a Palazzo Ciacchi

Ciacchi Palace

Ciacchi Palace

Palazzo Ciacchi, located in the heart of the historic center of Pesaro

Exterior facade of Palazzo Ciacchi

Palazzo Ciacchi is a prestigious historical building in Pesaro, which originally belonged to the noble family Stramigioli Ciacchi. In its rooms, the Palazzo features paintings, ceramics, and furniture from the deposits of Palazzo Mosca, home of Pesaro’s Civic Museums.

A pair of Oriental-style ‘moretti’ (Blackamoor sculptures), dressed in polychrome fabrics, ‘welcome’ visitors at the entrance of the Palazzo. Likely, these sculptures once held a tray and decorated the house of Marquise Vittoria Toschi Mosca. The exhibition boasts Neo-Renaissance style ceramics from Pesaro, 19th-century lustred majolica pieces from Gubbio workshops, and Neapolitan pieces in Neo-istoriato style. Passageways are embellished with artifacts that recall the taste for the antique at the time of Grand Tour, along with bronze, marble, porphyry, and alabaster statuettes, as well as artistic furnishings, such as gilded wooden mirrors dating from the late 17th to the mid-18th centuries. The theme of the exhibition is ‘Myth and devotion’. Significant attention is given to paintings mostly from the 17th, but also from the 18th and 19th centuries depicting mythological scenes and episodes from ancient history, along with paintings by 17th-century artists from Naples and the Marche region showing sacred and Old Testament scenes. The exhibition features around 60 artworks from the 16th to the 19th centuries, mostly from the versatile collections bequeathed to the Municipality of Pesaro by Marquise Vittoria Toschi Mosca in 1885, the year of her death.

Entrance and rooms of Palazzo Ciacchi