Gallerie d’Italia - Vicenza: home of art and culture

The image of the News on the headquarters of the Gallerie d'Italia in Vicenza, portrays a glimpse of the arch of the entrance to the internal courtyard of Palazzo Leoni Montanari in Vicenza, headquarters of the Bank's Gallerie d'Italia in the city

Gallerie d’Italia – Vicenza are housed in Palazzo Leoni Montanari, a sumptuous residence from the end of the seventeenth century in the heart of the city, which was the home of different noble families until 1800 and is now part of the Intesa Sanpaolo Group’s historical-artistic heritage.

Thanks to loans and exchanges with leading national and international museum institutions, the Gallerie d’Italia – Vicenza houses temporary exhibitions curated in accordance with original scientific projects, as well as permanent exhibitions like the new immersive setting dedicated to the collection of Russian icons – considered one of the most important in the West – and a collection of eighteenth century artworks from Veneto, with paintings by Canaletto, Guardi, Longhi and Carlevarijs.

The Gallerie in Palazzo Leoni Montanari, the first site of the Gallerie d'Italia, are a point of cultural reference for the territory with a rich agenda of events, also in collaboration with prestigious local, national and international institutions. A special focus is placed on the musical culture, often closely linked, in terms of subject or period, to the works exhibited.

Pigafetta and the first circumnavigation of the world. Such a voyage will not happen again
L’immagine che accompagna la News dedicata alla mostra su Antonio Pigafetta, cronista della circumnavigazione del globo terrestre guidata da Magellano, ritrae un dettaglio della Relazione del primo viaggio attorno al mondo, in cui è illustrata una barca con bilanciere

Exhibition dedicated to Antonio Pigafetta, the Vicentine chronicler of the first circumnavigation of the world (1519-1522) led by Ferdinand Magellan. Staged on the occasion of the celebrations for the 500th anniversary of the enterprise, it features the manuscript of the Report of the first voyage around the world, considered the most ancient testimony of the original version drawn up by Antonio Pigafetta. 

Antonio Pigafetta Relazione del primo viaggio attorno al mondo
Dettaglio con barca e bilanciere (Isole deli Ladroni), prima metà del secolo XVI
Milano, Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana © Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana/Mondadori Portfolio