Palazzo Malaspina is a historic building constructed in the Renaisance period in Ascoli Piceno. It was constructed in the 16th century. The family Malaspina still owns the building.
Palazzo Malaspina Ascoli Piceno
The address of Palazzo Malaspina is corso G. Mazzini 224 – 63100 Ascoli Piceno (tel. +39 0736 298334). The palace can be visited by telephone reservation.
History and description
The Palazzo Malaspina was built in the second half of the 16th century, probably by joining together some already existing 14th century buildings. The architect was in all probability Cola d’Amatrice.
The coats of arms on the facade belong to the Malaspina and the Guiderocchi families.
The most striking feature of the facade is the loggia supported by fake tree trunks.
Biagio Miniera frescoed the piano nobile in the first part of the 18th century.
The Malaspina themselves were a rich and powerful family in Ascoli Piceno. The palace is typical of the homes built by similar families in the city.
In the courtyard is a fountain from the 16th century.
From 1964 to 1999 the building used to the Galleria Civica d’Arte Grafica Moderna (from 1977 the Galleria d’Arte Contemporanea “Osvaldo Licini”)