The Museo Archeologico Nazionale delle Marche in Ancona is one of the best archaeological museums in Italy. The seat of the museum is the historic building Palazzo Ferretti. The collection begins in the stone age and ends in the Roman era and predominantly comprises objects found in the region itself.
Marche Archaeological Museum Ancona
Address: Museo Archeologico Nazionale delle Marche, Via G. Ferretti, 6 – 60121 Ancona. Opening hours: From 08:30 to 19:30. Closed: Monday, January 1, May 1 and December 25. Entrance fee: 5 Euro; 18-25 years: 2,50 Euro; EU residents under 18: Free. On the first Sunday of the month the museum is free.
History and Description
The Museo Archeologico Nazionale delle Marche was founded in 1860. Since 1906 it has been a state museum and since 1958 it has been located at its current seat.
The various sections of the museum are dedicated, among other things, to ancient clothing, the settlement of Villanovian times near the town of Fermo and and the votive offerings left at sacred sites.
Especially interesting are the objects left behind in necropolises found in the Piceno area. The men were buried with weapons, whereas in the women’s tombs needles and necklaces have been found.
What to see
The memorial needle of Novilara.
The plaster head of the warrior from Numana.
A gilded sculpture group found at Cartoceto di Pergola and probably dating from the beginning of our era.
A number of vases from the Greek peninsula of Attica. They are painted with black and red figures and date from the 6th to the 4th century BC.
Objects from the Etruscan period, including vases, silverware and ivory.
Gold necklaces, of both Celtic and Greek origin.
Roman sculptures, mosaics and frescoes.