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Invito a Palazzo 2022: Saturday 1 October free admission to the Gallerie d’Italia

1 OCTOBER 2022

Saturday 1 October sees the return of the event “Invito a Palazzo" (art and history in banks and banking foundations), promoted by the Italian Banking Association - ABI.

Gallerie d’Italia offer free admission to its museums in Milan, Turin, Naples and Vicenza, together with guided visits, specially for the occasion.

Gallerie d’Italia in Milan offers visitors the chance to go on a “One museum several palaces” journey of architectural discovery around its museums, in the form of a free 1-hour guided tour starting at 10:00, 11:30, 15:00 and 16:30. Visitors are kindly asked to book by calling the freephone number 800 167 619 or by writing to

In Naples, free guided tours are available around the historical building currently housing Gallerie d’Italia museum in Naples, which boasts Caravaggio’s Martyrdom of Saint Ursula, one of the masterpieces of Intesa Sanpaolo’s collections. Visitors wishing to go on the guided tours, starting at 10:30, 12:00, 16:00, 17:30 and 19:00, are asked to book by calling the freephone number 800.167.619 or by writing to

Gallerie d’Italia in Turin also offers a free guided tour , at 11:00, at its new premises in piazza San Carlo, to be booked by calling the freephone number 800.167.619 or by writing to

In Vicenza, the programme for Invito a Palazzo day includes guided visits to “Palazzo Leoni Montanari: a baroque home and journey into the Old and New Worlds” at 10:30, 11:30, 15:00, 16:00, 17:0 and 18:00, and the Family Lab event “Of spices and cloves. A Journey around the World”, which families with children aged between 5 and 12 years can embark on independently, between 10:00 and 18:00, with the aid of a fascinating instruction manual. A chance to retrace the journey made by Antonio Pigafetta and the explorers led by Magellan, a true voyage of discovery taking in Brazil, Patagonia, Indonesia and the Philippines, at the end of which visitors can create their own world tour based on their own experiences, tales and recollections.

On Saturday 1 October, this event shall also include free admission to the Galleria di Palazzo degli Alberti in Prato, Casa Museo Ivan Bruschi in Arezzo, and the Museum of Saving in Turin. 
In Prato, more than 90 exhibits, including works by Filippo Lippi, Giovanni Bellini and Caravaggio, can be seen on guided tours leaving every hour as of 10:30 (Palazzo degli Alberti - Prato).
In Arezzo there will be guided tours, leaving at 16:00 and 17.00, of Casa Museo and of the exhibition “Pietro Benvenuti in the Age of Canova. Paintings and drawings from public and private collections” (Fondazione Bruschi).
In Turin, the Museo del Risparmio is organising the workshop Legonomics  for children aged 6 to 12 years ( 15:30 - 17:00), with the economist and broadcaster Luciano Canova, together with the guided tour A Journey around the World in 450 piggy banks of the new exhibition of the piggy bank collection, starting at 10:00 and 11:00, each tour lasting 45 minutes. Visitors may book their places on the tour by writing to by 30 September.