ancient and contemporary art becomes a festival

Launched in 1970 thanks to Gianfranco Giannini’s intuition and initiative, Pennabilli Antiquariato has today definitely taken on the configuration of

widespread exhibition

with the location of

antique galleries

inside some buildings in the historic center, where works of art and artifacts from thirty of the most qualified antique galleries in Italy will be exhibited. The ability of the Associazione Culturale Pennabilli Antiquariato is surprising to renew the event and each year offer an extraordinary journey through art history thanks to the involvement of leading antique galleries and the accuracy of the organization, marketing and communication mechanisms they place. it on the top floor of the antique circuit.

51 consecutive editions represent a record and highlight the values ​​of an event that has been able to emerge among many similar initiatives, combined with balance

commercial and cultural project

a guarantee for enthusiasts who want to admire high-level works, and for investors, collectors and occasional visitors, the Pennabilli Antiquariato offers a wide range of options. The exhibition has been able to stay young by enlivening its offerings and crossing the major themes of antiques without compromising the quality of the works and the professionalism of the exhibitors, so much so that it has gone through the difficult crisis that has forced other prestigious exhibitions to close their doors undamaged.

With the aim of expanding the cultural perspective and the opportunities offered to visitors, Pennabilli Antiquariato is this year enriched with

three contemporary art exhibitions,

located in three valuable historic buildings: the Church of San Filippo, the Oratorio of Sant’Andrea and the Palazzo del Bargello, dedicated to

Mario Giacomelli

(Senigallia, 1925 – 2000), called “the new man of photography” for the ability to create with it the trace of an intimate fantasy-magical journey for the sculptor

Edgardo Mannucci

(Fabriano, 1904 – Arcevia, 1986), considered one of the protagonists of European informal plastic art, ad

Arturo Carmassi

(Lucca, 1925 – Empoli, 2015), an artist dominated by a predominant interest in sculpture and the techniques of lithography and chalography.
In addition, the Pennabilli Antiquariato program will be enriched

“Meetings with art”,

to which personalities from the academic and antiquarian world will be invited, which will help to elevate Pennabilli Antiquariato to the rank of a real “Festival of Ancient and Contemporary Art” in a common path.


Orange Flag of the Italian Touring Club,

it is part of the extraordinary type of small towns, guardians of art and knowledge at times limited, but precisely for this reason of exclusive value, which is the engine of a demanding and conscious tourism, with respect for the environment, curious about emotions, authenticity, quality of life. Pennabilli Antiquariato is a perfect opportunity to walk along streets, alleys and squares and admire the most atmospheric views of this city with a millennial charm of culture and tradition, arts and crafts, but also for a high-level eno-gastronomic offer. Pennabilli, a city “where the past meets the future”, is an archetype from this point of view. Federico Fellini, who visited it frequently, and Tonino Guerra, who defined Pennabilli as “The Place Where You Are” and was rooted in it, geniuses in film and poetry, understood this.

Look deeper

Pennabilly’s secrets,

As you walk through the streets, you can discover and visit five museums, not so much containers with evidence from the past, as opportunities to regain knowledge and tradition. “Places of the Soul” is an extensive museum that expands to the historic center of Pennabilli

Marecchia Valley,

born from an idea of

Tonino Guerra

is able to intimately stimulate the visitor’s imagination; “Il mondo di Tonino Guerra”, an environment dedicated to meditation, meetings, cultural studies, offers hospitality to the artistic work of the great poet and screenwriter; “A. Bergamaschi Diocesan Museum of Montefeltro” collects works of art and furniture from the parishes of the diocese of San Marino Montefeltro; “Mateureka, Museum of Calculus” is a comprehensive, unique review of ideas, inventions, and tools that belonged to calculus and the history of mathematics; “Naturalistic Museum of Sasso Simone and Simoncello Park” is a collection of dioramas and naturalistic finds, documents and guides on nature, botany, ecology, landscape, environmental education.

This is the scenario surrounding Pennabilli Antiquariato,

a harmonious and relaxing environment

away from crowded and chaotic tourist centers or gray exhibition centers, where it is even more pleasant for collectors and enthusiasts to admire masterpieces that are the result of the skill of artists and artisans who have illuminated a stretch of human history from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century with their works: non plus ultra of production of furniture, sculptures, paintings, prints, ceramics, fabrics, furniture, jewels and other selected artifacts of great historical and artistic value.

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