Museums in San Benedetto del Tronto

Sistini Museums in the Province of Ascoli Piceno

The museum in San Benedetto del Tronto is located near the cathedral Santa Maria della Marina. It tells the story of the Churches in San Benedetto, from the origins to the present. It collects some of the most important works by ancient martyrs lived in the diocese and some works from the main places of worship in town: the parish of San Benedetto Martire and the cathedral Santa Maria della Marina.

Via G. Pizzi, 25 San Benedetto del Tronto
Tel: + 39 0735/594960
Ticket:      Euros 1,03
Opening hour:     3:00 - 7:00 pm
In July and August: every day 6.00-8.00 pm
     on Sunday morning: 10.30-12.30

Museo del Mare

Complex of museums on sea, navigation and fishing, it includes Antiquarium Truentinum, Museum of Amphorae, Fish Museum “Augusto Capriotti”, Museum of the Maritime Civilization in the Marche Region. It is part of the complex the Pinacoteca del Mare (situated in a room of the Palazzo Piacentini, in the old town) and, ideally, the MAM (Museo d'Arte sul Mare), a museum of art near the sea.

Opening hour:
Winter time
From September, 16 to June, 14
Friday, Saturday, Sunday
10:00 am -1:00 pm – 3:30 pm -6:30 pm

Summer time
From June, 15 to September, 15
Tuesday to Sunday
6:00-00:00 pm

Antiquarium Truentinum
Museum of Amphorae
Fish Museum "Augusto Capriotti"
Museum of the Maritime Civilization in the Marche Region
Wholesale Fish Market
Viale C. Colombo, 92
63074 San Benedetto del Tronto AP

Pinacoteca del Mare
Palazzo Piacentini
Via del Consolato, 12
63074 San Benedetto del Tronto AP

MAM Museo d'Arte sul Mare
Molo sud (Southern dock)
63074 San Benedetto del Tronto AP


Permanent open cast museum, it is dislocated along the Southern dock in the San Benedetto harbour. Every year in June, artists coming from every part of the world curve and chisel the rocks, realizing scultures, murals and contemporary pieces of art inspired by the sea.

opening: 24/7


Palazzina Azzurra

Historic building of the first of '800, it was projected by the engineer Luigi Onorati. Initially, it hosted the Tennis Club and the Foreigners Circle. During the '50s and '60s, it turned into one of the most famous dancing of the Adriatic coast. Since the '90s, it has been one of the location in town for the promotion and spreading of culture and art. In every period of the year, it hosts photos and pictures exhibitions, books lounges, conferences, concerts. In the summer, it frequently becomes setting for civil marriages.
Location: Via Padre Olindo Pasqualetti
Tel: +39 0735 581139
Opening hour: 10 am-1 pm and 4 pm-7 pm (5 pm – 8 pm in summer time)

From June,16 to September 15: 6 pm – 00
Closed on Monday

Palazzo Piacentini (ex Casa Fiorani)

The ancient part of the building dates back 1812. The building was commissioned by Giovanni Fiorani, a carpenter from Ripatransone, who moved to san Benedetto with his family. For the whole century, the building belonged to the Fiorani family, but in the '900 it became property of the Piacentini-Rinaldi family and the famous vernacular poet Bice Piacentini lived there. In the present, Palazzo Piacentini hosts the Local History Archive, the Pinacoteca del Mare, the Bice's office (studio di Bice) and the Hall of Poetry (Sala della poesia). It is a place devoted to culture.
Location: Via del Consolato 12, Paese Alto San Benedetto del Tronto
Tel: + 39 0735 585352; +39 0735 794588
Opening hour: 10 am – 1 pm; 5 pm – 8 pm
Closed on Monday

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