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In the first room, the compositions of Count Minutoli, a work driven by the dream of creating the first virtual museum in the world to contribute to the training of students in applied arts. A project that seduced Queen Victoria at the Crystal Palace.

In the second, some of the oldest known photographic portraits: American daguerreotypes.

Then, photographs on paper from the years 1840-1860, calotypes and albumens. "Variazioni Monocromatiche", We will discover the great variety of nuances obtained in the printing of proofs reputed to be monochrome, these rare and curious works come from the Serge Kakou Collection, Paris.

Then 25 Albanian portraits by Pietro Marubbi, the oldest preserved photographs, taken in the 1870s by the first Balkan studio in Scutari, Albania, then still under Ottoman administration. On display for the first time, these originals, coloured with mud and natural pigments by the artist, were brought back by one of the very first travellers to venture into Albania. They are now in the Pierre de Gigord Collection, dedicated to the Ottoman Empire.

Luigi Naretti was the first reporter in Abyssinia and Eritrea, these period proofs were (re)discovered in the archives of the Antonelliana Library in Senigallia by a local historian, Leonardo Badioli.

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8 not-to-be missed things in Senigallia

  • Aperitif or dinner on the beach

    Where the water tickles your feet, for an casual moment with friends or family or for a romantic date.

  • Enjoy a gourmet dinner

    Discover Senigallia’s starred chefs for a luxury food experience.

  • Discover underground Senigallia

    Visit the Archaeological Site and discover the origins of Senigallia, the Cardo and Decumanus built by the Romans and many other curious facts about our history.

     

  • Be a child again

    Build a marble track on the fantastic Velvet Beach and play with your children as in the good old times.

  • Fitness Corner

    Stay fit while on holiday with our Fitness Corners along the Beach.

     

  • Dance the Jive!

    Learn the dance that drives Senigallia crazy and dive into the ‘50s.

  • Evening at the theatre

    The exclusive charm of an elegant evening at the Theatre

     

  • Discover the Della Rovere family

    Visit the places of Della Rovere, Lords of Senigallia.