Grottammare has been the birthplace of strong-tempered and resolute men, such as Felice Peretti and Pope Sisto V, to whom the itinerary is dedicated.
Walking along the lanes and the views of a16th century Grottammare, it will be possible to visit the Church of Sta Lucia (built, according to the Pope’s will, near his home) which keeps a wonderful refined baroque-structured organ, built in 1752 by the famous organ maker Francesco Fedeli della Rocchetta di Camerino and today masterfully restored.
To his homeland, Sisto V has also left objects which prove the happy relationship with it, now preserved in the museum set in the Church of S. Giovanni Battista.
Still today Sisto V watches over the entry of the museum dedicated to him, from the Teatro dell’Arancio’s front, where in the middle of a niche his statue was placed, by the Swiss Stefano Interlenghi in 1794.
Finally a more recent bronze effigy of the Pope, built by the sculptor Aldo Sergiacomi in 1984, stands with a stern look in S. Pio V’s square in memory of an illustrious past, still alive at our present.
Inside the magic setting of the Church of S. Giovanni Battista some objects of excellent workmanship are on display given by Sisto V to Grottammare as the Goblet with paten and the medal with Camilla Peretti’s effigy on it, Pope’s sister. In the museum, are also preserved precious paintings of celebrated artists, from the Marches as Vittore Crivelli and Vincenzo Pagani.