Located in Piazza del Plebiscito, the library is named after Luciano Benincasa, who, in 1669, ordered that his private library be made public. In 1749, Eleonora Vincenzi donated the library to the city, which was moved from the Benincasa palace to the Palazzo degli Anziani.
In 1861, when Ancona was annexed to the Kingdom of Italy, the religious orders were suppressed, but their books were transferred to the municipal library, thus considerably expanding it.
The library specializes in history, literature and law. It also boasts a collection of invaluable works by famed cartographers and geographers, such as a rutter by Grazioso Benincasa, a nautical chart by Andrea Benincasa, a rare edition of Berlinghieri’s “Geography”, a globe by Ortelio, the “Topografia della S. Lega” by Coronelli, 17th-century globes by Greuter.
Reasons to visit:
- Located the heart of the old city
- Beautiful location
- Located in one of the most beautiful square in town
The building is currently closed and the services are located at Palazzo Camerata (via Fanti n.9) open according to this schedule:
Monday to Friday from 9.00 to 13.00
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