Palazzo della Signoria and Planettiana Library

Housed in the Renaissance Palazzo della Signoria, built by the Sienese architect Francesco di Giorgio Martini, the Municipal Biblioteca Planettiana was founded in 1859 thanks to Marquis Angelo Ghislieri who donated his own library. It took its name after the precious collection of books and archives the Pianetti family donated to the Municipality of Jesi.

It houses many old volumes, manuscripts, incunabula and books published in the sixteenth century, all donated and deposited by private citizens and public institutions. Together with the modern volumes, they form a quantitatively and qualitatively significant collection of books. The Municipal Library also preserves the municipal historical archive and several archives of private and public institutions, which are frequently referred to for studies and research on local history and more.

Together with the preservation of old books and archives, a public reading section has been forming over the years. Its collections have been enriched through acquisitions and donations and these volumes can be borrowed or consulted on site. Not only books but also newspapers and magazines, photos and tapes for blind people enrich this collection as well as the special section dedicated to young people. Moreover, the library organises periodically reading promotion events for people of various age ranges.

Since 1990 the Biblioteca Planettiana has agreed with the National Library Service, the network of Italian libraries connected together through shared cataloguing and allowing interlibrary loan among the Italian culture institutions.

 

USEFUL INFORMATION


OPENING HOURS
Monday: 9am-5pm; from Tuesday to Friday: 9am-1pm/3-7pm; Saturday: 9am-1pm. Closed Sundays and public holidays
Closed on: 22nd September (patron saint’s day)
Open 9am-1pm on: 24th December and 31st December (if working days)
Guided tours (old and rare book collection): Thursday: 11am and 12 noon. Other mornings and afternoons upon prior arrangement

ADMISSION
Tickets:
3€
Reductions: 1€ (children/young from 6 to 25 years of age)
Free: children up to the age of 5, visitors with disabilities and their carers

JESI MUSEUM PASS
One ticket to visit 9 museums:
- Palazzo Pianetti Civic Museums
- Printing Museum
- Colocci-Vespucci House Museum
- Old and rare book collection in Palazzo della Signoria
- Frederick II Museum - Stupor Mundi
- Diocesan Museum
- Exhibition Halls of Palazzo Bisaccioni
- Pergolesi and Spontini's Rooms in G.B. Pergolesi Theatre
- Landscape Interpretation Centre and IME experience
Tickets: 15€
Reductions: 10€ (children/young from 6 to 25 years of age, groups of at least 15 people, residents in Jesi)
Families: 30€
Free: children up to the age of 5

CONTACT DETAILS
Palazzo della Signoria and Planettiana Library
Piazza Colocci, 2