Gallerie d'Italia: a journey into art
Gallerie d’Italia in Milan, Naples, Turin and Vicenza.
The masterpieces of the art collections owned by the Group take centre stage at the Gallerie d'Italia in Milan, Naples, Turin and Vicenza, the four hubs of our museum and cultural complex. Alongside our works, Milan's hub in Piazza della Scala also features numerous works owned by Fondazione Cariplo, including important paintings from the nineteenth century, such as the famous canvases by Francesco Hayez and the sequence of bas-reliefs by Antonio Canova.
The palazzos, extraordinary in their diversity, are worth a visit in and of themselves: the complex of the three Milanese buildings, Palazzo Beltrami, Palazzo Anguissola Antona Traversi and Palazzo Brentani, which retrace Milan's history from the eighteenth century to the last century, overlooking via Manzoni and Piazza Scala; the monumental historic headquarters of the former Banco di Napoli, a building designed in 1940 by Marcello Piacentini, which was recently renovated; the new museum in Turin's Piazza San Carlo, in the historic palazzo Turinetti refurbished by architect Michele De Lucchi; the sumptuous baroque palace of Vicenza, unique in a Renaissance city.
Gallerie d’Italia - Milan
In Milan, museum-goers can visit rooms home to permanent collections. The two exhibitions are entitled “The 19th Century” and “Cantiere del ‘900”.
Umberto Boccioni, Three women, 1909-1910, Intesa Sanpaolo Collection, Photo by Paolo Vandrasch, Milan
"The 19th Century" offers an exploration which, beginning with Neoclassicism, represented by the bas-reliefs of Canova, goes right through to the early 20th century with the pre-Futurist canvases of Boccioni, spanning a century of Italian art.
Gallerie d’Italia - Naples
Gallerie d’Italia - Vicenza
Michele Marieschi, View of the Canal Grande showing the Wine and Coal Wharves, c. 1730-1735, Intesa Sanpaolo Collection, Photo V. Maino
In Vicenza, the main floor of the Palazzo Leoni Montanari leads visitors to the 18th-century Venetian Art collection with its revamped itinerary. This journey explores the art of 18th-century Venice with paintings by Canaletto, Guardi, Longhi and Carlevarijs.
Visitors will marvel at the eighteenth-century group of sculptures called The Fall of the Rebel Angels, a remarkable pyramid of more than sixty statuettes carved out from a single block of Carrara marble. The work, long attributed to Agostino Fasolato, has been re-attributed after recent studies were completed to artist Francesco Bertos.
The revamped display of the Russian icon collection at Palazzo Leoni Montanari. Marco Zorzanello | C72 STUDIO
The exhibition spaces at the Vicenza museum are also home to a selection of eighty Russian icons from the Intesa Sanpaolo collection, considered among the most important in the West, including extremely rare masterpieces from ancient times.
Gallerie d’Italia - Turin
Charles Dauphin, Saint Paul caught up into the third heaven, 1663-1664, Intesa Sanpaolo Collection
In May 2022, the fourth Gallerie d'Italia museum opened in Turin. The new museum was designed by Studio MDL - Michele De Lucchi. “Lit from above”, this museum is home to prestigious photographic exhibitions and a major collection of around seven million photos from the Intesa Sanpaolo Publifoto Archive.
Intesa Sanpaolo Publifoto Archive, Gallerie d’Italia – Turin
Finally, the main floor of the building is home to a valuable series of works dating back to between the 14th and 18th centuries, with a focus on Piedmontese Baroque art.
Also on display in a dedicated area are the nine magnificent canvases of the now-destroyed Oratory of the Compagnia di San Paolo.
The Gallerie d'Italia museums are open places for all citizens to explore, where art becomes an asset for everyone to enjoy. This is why making places of art accessible is absolutely fundamental to us and, as such, we offer initiatives dedicated to discovering the Bank's historical-artistic and architectural heritage.
Booking in advance is recommended and all information is available at the website www.gallerieditalia.com.
Last updated 17 November 2022