New Gallerie d’Italia – Torino: bookings for visits will be taken from 11 May onwards

The first week, special admission free of charge subject to prior booking

To celebrate the new Gallerie d’Italia in Piazza San Carlo, Turin, admission shall be free of charge for all visitorsfrom 17 to 22 May 2022, and opening hours shall be as follows:

  • from 9:30 to 19:30 on Tuesdays, Thursday, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays (last admission at 18:00).
  • from 9:30 to 22:30 on Wednesdays (last admission at 21:00).

The museum hosts the exhibition “Fragile Wonder. A Journey through changing nature” by Paolo Pellegrin, a wonderful photographic reportage dedicated to the question of climate change, curated by Walter Guadagnini and with the contribution of Mario Calabresi. The photographer was commissioned to do this highly original project, which involved him working in various countries like Namibia, Iceland, Costa Rica and Italy, in an attempt to offer his own personal interpretation, through his photos, of the relationship between Man and his natural environment, a crucially important issue in today’s world.

Mario Pellegrin’s reflections in photographic images accompanies the exhibition “From the war to the moon. 1945-1969”, a selection of historic images from Intesa Sanpaolo’s Publifoto Archive, curated by Giovanna Calvenzi and Aldo Grasso, that documents the period from Italy’s post-war economic miracle to the greatest achievement of modern man, the landing on the moon.

Book your visit from 11 May.

A special event will be held onWednesday 18 May at 18:30, when the writer and journalist Mario Calabresi meets the photographer Paolo Pellegrin who will recount his photographic journey “Fragile Wonder. A Journey through changing nature”

(booking recommended using the e-mail, admission subject to the availability of places).

A conversation about the “greatest conflict of our time: climate change”, featuring the shots taken by the well-known photographer as he travelled around the remotest corners of the globe to recount the mystery of changing nature.

This event will reveal what went on behind the scene of the photographic mission, revealing the story of a man who does not seek refuge in nature as an antidote to the horrors of modern life, or the only way of regaining faith in the world, but rather investigates the future of the planet starting from its fragilities.