The Municipal Art Gallery in Jesi is on the main floor of the eighteenth century Palazzo Pianetti, with an extraordinary gallery of the Stucchi in rococo style and a beautiful Italian style panoramic viewpoint. Among the valuable frescos, you can admire works of art which range from the fifteenth to the nineteenth century, mostly of religious nature and of the town’s heritage. The civic collection is very important due to the presence of five works by Lorenzo Lotto, which were painted between 1512 and 1539 for the church of San Francesco al Monte and San Floriano, including a masterpiece: The famous altarpiece of Saint Lucia.
There is also the large altarpiece “La Deposizione”, two drawing boards representing the Angel and the Virgin of the Annunciation and the Madonna of Roses.
The collection of modern art, which is very rich and prestigious, is located on the second floor of the building, in wonderful late nineteenth and early twentieth-century rooms belonging to the Pianetti family, with works by De Pisis,Guttuso, Pistoletto, Ontani, Trubbiani, Teodosi, Tamburi and others.
Works on display
Deposizione, 1512Description of the work
Annunciazione, 1526Description of the work
Madonna delle Rose, 1526Description of the work
Visitazione, 1531Description of the work
Pala di Santa Lucia, 1532Description of the work
City of Jesi
Jesi (96 metres above sea level) is located to the left of the Esino river, in the centre of the valley which is named after the river, between the Adriatic coast and the “Red Gorge”, in the Marche Apennines. It is the most important city in the area, which includes around 20 municipalities.
Jesi is situated in the heart of the Vallesina area, where the production of the white wine Verdicchio excels. It is also wealthy in art, culture, food and wine, which make it one of central Italy’s most beautiful areas of interest for tourists. If you visit Jesi, you will take a journey through art as you visit its beautifully preserved historic centre, which was recommended by UNESCO in 1969.
Tourists visiting Jesi will be able to see the fascinating sequence of ancient churches and buildings from Roman and medieval times through to the Renaissance and up to the eighteenth century. A journey that cannot but end at the Municipal Art Gallery, in front of Lorenzo Lotto’s works, one of the greatest artists of the Renaissance. Great food, good wine and beautiful hills are the perfect setting to enjoy a pleasant stay in this city of art and history.