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The project

Art and culture under one roof... or rather four

Four museums in the heart of their respective cities, where visitors can lose themselves in permanent collections and temporary exhibitions in buildings steeped in history and beauty.

Four museums open to the public with exhibitions accessible to all.

Four centres of academic development with packed programmes of sessions and conferences.

Four individual stories in one: an art and culture network, whose sites engage with their respective cities, to host events and initiatives and provide a place for visitors of any age to explore and grow.


Venues open to the city

The museum programmes are enriched with lots of events and side initiatives, with plenty of opportunities for dialogue and insight. The Gallerie d’Italia museums host lectures, concerts, education days, book presentations, poetry readings and artistic performances.
To strengthen existing ties and establish new ones, the museums also engage with local communities and socio-cultural partners by organising events to complement the temporary exhibitions and permanent collections on display.  

Masterpieces within masterpieces

Intesa Sanpaolo’s Gallerie d’Italia museums are located in the centre of Milan, Naples, Turin and Vicenza. These majestic buildings, which date from between the 17th and 19th centuries and have been meticulously and ambitiously restored before opening to the public, are home to numerous collections and exhibitions. The works of art that lie within these masterpieces of architecture will leave you speechless.



The first museum to open was Gallerie d’Italia Vicenza, which has occupied Palazzo Leoni Montanari since 1999. This extraordinary Baroque building exhibits a series of Venetian Eighteenth Century paintings and a collection of Russian Icons regarded by scholars as one of the most important in the western world.

Palazzo Leoni Montanari


The Gallerie d’Italia museum of Naples was opened eight years later. Palazzo Zevallos Stigliano was the enchanting venue for a number of sculptures and paintings from southern Italy which date from between the 17th and 20th centuries. These include Caravaggio’s final masterpiece, the Martyrdom of Saint Ursula. The new museum site, designed by Michele De Lucchi - AMDL Circle, is the result of the transformation of the monumental historic building that was once home to the Banco di Napoli, and was opened in spring 2022. The building itself, located on via Toledo, was the brainchild of architect Marcello Piacentini and now houses new exhibitions dedicated to Attic and Magna Graecia pottery  and The Twentieth Century.


Façade of former Banco di Napoli


Opened between 2011 and 2012, the Gallerie d’Italia museum of Milan occupies several buildings in Piazza della Scala, via Manzoni and via Morone, and offers two marvellous exhibition itineraries: a rich selection of artworks from the 19th century, which also includes collections owned by Fondazione Cariplo, and works from the second half of the 20th century Italy in the Cantiere del ‘900 section.

Façade of former Banca Commerciale Italiana


The architectural project by Michele De Lucchi - AMDL Circle transformed the spaces of Palazzo Turinetti to create the most recent of the four museum sites,  a unique place where photography and video art document and preserve images, events and reflections to highlight issues related to the evolution of sustainability.
The museum, which opened in May 2022, is home to some of the Bank's most important collections: the Intesa Sanpaolo Publifoto Archivewhich comprises over seven million images; a valuable body of Piedmont Baroque artworks, including Paintings, Sculptures, Tapestries and furnishings from the Fourteenth to the Eighteenth century; and nine large canvases produced in the second half of the 17th century for the old Oratory of the Saint Paul Company.

Palazzo Turinetti staircase