Tourist Attraction in Ascoli Piceno: Museo Archeologico Statale di Ascoli Piceno
The State Archaeological Museum of Ascoli Piceno is a museum located in the homonymous location. It was born with the function of the Museum of the Territory and in particular of the southernmost fascia of the Ascolana area: the valley of the Tronto and valley of the Tesino with an expansion to the valley of Salino, in the province of Teramo, which in the nineteenth gravitated to Ascoli . From November 13, 2015, the building is under management at the Museum of Marche. The museum structure was established in 1981 and has developed from the original nucleus of the Civic Archaeological Collection, which has grown over the years thanks to the excavations carried out by the Archaeological Superintendence of the Marches. The Museum is housed in Palazzo Panichi, a sixteenth-century residence in Piazza Arringo, in the heart of the Piceno capital. In the main salon are exposed the original frescoes of the palace facade. The exhibition path includes two sections: Protostoria, focused on the Piceni until Romanization; Roman and lapidary section as well as material from recent excavations. The archaeological exhibition also includes scientific reconstructions that facilitate the understanding of the pieces, such as the salon where dummies of warriors and warriors of the ancient villages are dressed each with his particular costume or armament. Significant, among the Piedmont materials, those coming from the necropolis of Salino and Monteprandone; for the Roman age, the mosaic with a double-faced mermaid of the Palace of Justice and the portrait of Trajan.