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|Matelica comprises a rich archaeological heritage and archaeological sites are:|
Teatro Comunale. Related environments to a Roman thermal baths, two of which with tile floor and heating system with suspensurae and one with white tile, mosaic and part of a sewer. Dating: first Imperial age on the north side of the area were found remains of a dwelling picena. Dating: VI-V century. a. c.
Government Palace. Remains of mosaic floors (geometric mosaic with connected circles; polychrome mosaic figured with human figure, tree and animal front) related to a domus Imperial age dating: late 1st century-
The Museum takes its name from the family that lived in the Palazzo Piersanti from 1728 to the end of the 800. You must to monsignor Venanzio Filippo Piersanti (1688-1761), papal ceremonies, the merit of having started collecting Museum Collections: among these the most valuable is the one of the relics preserved in small silver caskets of Roman manufacture of ' 700. In 1901 the marchesa Teresa Piersanti chapter Capeci gave the Cathedral the building with all its furnishings (furniture, upholstery, cabinets) and collections (paintings, antiques, curiosities, furnishings and sacred relics) to w
Housed at the convent of San Francesco, the Museum hosts numerous archaeological findings from Matelica, riaffiorati during recent excavation works. Exposed materials cover a rather broad chronological arc from Prehistory until the middle ages and the Renaissance age. Is the Sundial in spherical marble with inscriptions in Greek, known as "Globo di Matelica", dated between I-II sec.d.C.
The Museum houses a collection of fossils of remarkable beauty and rarity that go from the Precambrian to the tertiary era. Of particular interest is a fragment of the oldest crust dating back to 3 billion and seven hundred thousand years ago, a marine dinosaur 8 meters long, a block with 6 dinosaur eggs, ammonites large skull of Saber-toothed Tiger.
The art gallery occupies the second floor of the historic palazzo Ottoni. There are 52 works of neoclassical painter Raphael Farsi (1797-1846), including paintings, prints, drawings; various paintings made between the 18th and 19th centuries that represent famous people linked to the city; a large painting of Salvator Rosa with St. Onofrio in the wilderness; furniture and furnishings for several centuries. Display works of the painter Diego Pettinelli (1897-1991), Adolfo De Carolis student with whom he collaborated to the frescoes of Bologna and those of the province of Arezzo. Among the works