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Welcome to the website of the archaeological museum and of the picture gallery of the Malatesta Palace of Fano.

The art collections of the municipality of Fano are housed in the Palazzo Malatestiano (Malatesta Palace), commissioned by Pandolfo III Malatesti and built in the early 15th century. Visitors can enter this monumental building from the main square, Piazza XX Settembre, through the Borgia-Cybo arch and the entrance hall. Before moving on to the stairs, one can admire the beautiful Malatesta courtyard opposite the palace.
Visitors have access to 16 halls, divided into four main areas: the Archaeological Section (temporarily closed for necessary maintenance work), the Ceramics Section, the Numismatics Section and the picture gallery, the Pinacoteca, which is housed in a number of smaller halls, namely the Sala del Caminetto, the Sala Grande, the Sala del Lavabo and the Sala Morganti. The museum contains works from all ages of history: prehistoric (and protohistoric) finds from the Fano area, objects dating back to the Roman period, when Fano was called Fanum Fortunae, paintings from the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries by artists from Fano and from the Schools of Bologna, Venice and Rome, as well as works of contemporary art.
The collection was first established in the 18th century and, at the time, it consisted of local archaeological finds and works from local churches, which were acquired following the dissolution of guilds and religious bodies, or as a result of bequests and donations.


4, Piazza XX Settembre
Fano (Pesaro Urbino)

Telephone number

0721 828362 (Office)

0721 887845 (Ticket office)

E-mail address


May 14th to September 3rd

Monday closed
Tuesday 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
and holidays
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Until Semptember 3rd, entrance with the ticket of the temporarily exibition Rinascimento Segreto, a cura di Vittorio Sgarbi, in the Sala Morganti of the Palazzo Malatestiano.

Entrance in Via Montevecchio.

The ticket is also valid for 10 days, in the other two locations:

- Urbino Palazzo Ducale, Sale del Castellare
- Pesaro Palazzo Mosca, Musei Civici
For more infos Info and tickets