The Civic Picture Gallery of Ascoli Piceno, considered among the most important in the Marche region, is located on the north and west wings of the first and second floors of the Town Hall Palace. The setting began in 1861 on the initiative of two ascolans: Giorgio Paci and Giulio Gabrielli, followed by a further arrangement, in 1921, when the selection and selection of the most representative works to be housed within the ' exposure. The works that enrich the artistic heritage of the pinacoteca come from convents, churches and private donations, among the most famous are the collections of Antonio Ceci, Ernesto Verrucci and the furniture of the family of the accounts of Sgariglia. The current 15 exhibition halls have a large number of paintings on canvas and on the table, dating from the 14th to the 20th century, sculptures, removed frescos, numismatic collections, pottery, graphics made up of prints and drawings, musical instruments and miniatures. Among the most famous artists are: Tiziano, Tintoretto, Giuseppe Amisani, Guido Reni, Carlo Crivelli, Pietro Alamanno, Cola dell'Amatrice, Giuseppe Pellizza from Volpedo, Luca Giordano, Alessandro Magnasco called Lissandrino, Bernardo Bellotto called Secondo Canaletto , Ferdinando Cicconi, Bernardo Strozzi and others. Ascolani artists include the paintings by Nicola Cantalamessa, Giulio Gabrielli, Dino Ferrari and Giulia Centurelli. The sculptures of Ercole Rosa, Tenerani, Gobbo, Panichi, Ximenes, Ortenzi and others. The picture gallery also houses a magnificent and precious treasure: the 13th-century, perfectly preserved Pivotal House of Pope, which the pope was listening to Niccolò IV donated to the Cathedral of the city on July 28, 1288. The curtain is made of shaved fabric (weave of silk composed of two warps, bottom and ligature, and a minimum of two slotted diagonals), measure cm 159X340, rare example of "opus anglicanum", enriched with gold-plated brocade and richly adorned by three series of silk-embroidered figurines, enclosed within cliques arranged in horizontal registers. The three series show 16 ovals and 4 semi-ovals featuring picturesque figures of evangelists, pontiffs, a crucifixion in the central oval, and the image of Our Lady. Originally it was also decorated with pearls and gems that were then removed and sold to match the size of the tax imposed during the Napoleonic invasion by General Rusca in 1797. The burial was stolen on 6 August 1902 by the Ascolan cathedral and for two years they did not have any news. In 1904, he appeared again in the South Kensington Museum in London, which was owned by US banker and philanthropist John Pierpont Morgan, who had purchased it without knowing his source. Known history and theft of the artefact he returned free of charge to the Italian State on July 28, 1907. Since then, the City of Ascoli is occupying his custody. Some paintings on canvas and on the table. They are considered among the most representative: Pain (naked woman) painted oil on canvas by Giuseppe Amisani; The first triptych of Valle Castellana by Carlo Crivelli, tempera on the table, in the central space is represented the Virgin with the Child and to the sides St. James of the Marca and St. Peter Martyr. In the lateral compartments St. Peter and St. Sebastian, in the upper part the Eternal Father. This triptych comes from the church of San Vito di Valle Castellana; According to the Triptych of Valle Castellana by Carlo Crivelli, by the same church in the province of Teramo Annunciazione 'by Pietro Alamanno, commissioned in 1484 in memory of the concession of "libertas ecclesiastica" by Pope Sisto IV. In the lower part of the canvas is depicted the plan of the city of Ascoli in 1400. This canvas comes from the old chapel of the Palace of the Captains of the People of the city.