Musei Sistini


The Sistine Museums

The Sistine Museums of the Piceno is the name given to ...


How to reach us

As a museum network, some services are grouped together into one site, ...


Museum Opening Hours

Annual opening are organized during the Christmas, Easter and Summer season...


Places and Itineraries

The historical centers of the Piceno: a precious chest with hidden treasure...


Profile of Sixtus V

The fourth of seven children, Felice Peretti was born on December 13, 152...


Sacred Art Exhibitions

Jacopo della Quercia guest of Ripatransone: traces of Tuscan sculpture be...

Welcome to the Sistine Museums of the Piceno

The Museums of the Piceno is the name given to the museum network of sacred art belonging to the Diocese of San Benedetto del Tronto-Ripatransone-Montalto, including ten exhibition sites located in their respective church territories.
The entire network is dedicated to Pope Sixtus V, Felice Peretti, a native of this land who also showed great attachment to his homeland throughout his short but intense pontificate (1585-1590). The gifts and privileges lavished on his «dearest homeland» have helped define the historical and cultural appearance of this striking area of the Marche today that boasts treasures of inestimable historical value.
The Sistine Museums of the Piceno was founded in 1998 after an agreement between the Diocese, the Province of Ascoli Piceno and the Municipality Administrations to guarantee the protection of the historical ecclesiastic artistic works, to ensure their exposition as owner of the goods and museum coordinator, and to share in the management duties, respectively.
The vision behind this institution is not to centralize all of the handiworks and works of art created for the local churches, but rather to conserve them and put them on display in specifically planned exhibition places for the public to enjoy.



Reliquary of Montalto

Musei Sistini del Piceno - Ripatransone 
Musei Sistini del Piceno - Grottammare 
Musei Sistini del Piceno - Montalto Marche 
Musei Sistini del Piceno - San Benedetto del Tronto