One Gallery, four museums.
Tiny and precious.

Just as you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, you can’t judge a treasure by the size of its chest. Think about pearls: tiny, but rare and incredibly precious. Yes, the artistic heritage of the Comune of Sarnano is made up of tiny pearls.
Just like those treasures housed in the Pinacoteca, Sarnano’s art gallery: Crivelli, Pagani, De Magistris and many other small but great testimonies to the Marche’s tradition from the Renaissance to the eighteenth century. In addition, there are the Civic Museums that exhibit the works of the Sarnanese Mariano Gavasci, the collection of Ancient and Modern Arms, the birdlife of the Apennines and hammers. Yes, you read it correctly: hammers. If you find this curious, the only thing to do is to go and see it with your own eyes.

The Teatro della Vittoria.
A “bonbonnière” of velvet and lights.

Right on top of the hill, in Piazza Alta, inside the ancient Palazzo del Popolo, you will find a small theatre with seating for around 100 people. It has three tiers of galleries, each one finely decorated and a curtain painted with a majestic portrayal of the Winged Victory, from which the theatre gets its name: Teatro della Vittoria, the theatre of victory. 34 Sarnanesi families commissioned it at the beginning of the Nineteenth century, as they understood that culture needs its space. The marvelous thing is that we still use it, as the passion for theatre has never stopped burning in the hearts of the Sarnanesi people.

A Romanesque cathedral
among many small churches.

We also have a myriad of churches of all sizes, in every hamlet in the countryside, and in every corner of the historical centre. It is difficult to visit them all, and keeping them all open is difficult. For this reason, we gathered most of the items they contained to create a collection in the Museo dell’Arte Sacra (Museum of Sacred Art). passing in our lives.
On Piazza Alta square, a cathedral proudly rises: Santa Maria, probably the most ancient building in the entire castrum. This Romanesque church has a single nave, dominated by a bell tower that still marks the time.

A small Abbey
hidden in the mountains.

Solitary and silent, Santa Maria intra rivora or San Biagio, better known as the Abbey of Piobbico, rises in the mountains. The church was founded in 1030 by a community of Benedictine monks, the same that would build Santa Maria di Piazza Alta within the new community of Sarnano. Originally, this was a true monastic citadel, of which now only part of the church and a homestead remain, as well as a crypt, the only part that is completely original and virtually intact.

A small Abbey
hidden in the mountains.

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