City of Mogliano

Halfway between the Sibylline Mountains and the Adriatic Riviera lies Mogliano, a charming borgo perched in the hills of Marche. This unexpectedly beautiful little town commands the surrounding valleys. The church of Santa Maria di Piazza and the old oratory of the Madonna della Misericordia, now house of the MASM (Museo Arte Sacra Mogliano), adorn the town square, together with the Teatro Apollo. The MASM, recently restored and house of fine collection inclused the Madonna in Glory with Angels and Saints John the Baptist, Anthony of Padua, Mary Magdalene and Joseph, also known as the Assumption altarpiece, painted by Lorenzo Lotto in 1548. The painting  and its frame were commissioned to Lotto by the mayor of the church of Santa Maria di Piazza, Giacomo Boninfanti. Completed in May 1548, the painting arrived in Mogliano from Venice, just in time for the feast of the patron saint of the town, Saint John the Baptist.