In Naples, you can visit the Gallerie d’Italia in Via Toledo, a huge museum with artworks from all eras. Here is more info about permanent and temporary collections.
The Gallerie d’Italia in Naples is in the historic building of the former Banco di Napoli, designed by architect Marcello Piacentini. The building has been renewed n order to be adapted to international museum standards. The redesigning project has been carried out by Michele De Lucchi – AMDL Circle.
The Gallerie d’Italia is brand new! The heart of the building now is the large hall on the ground floor dedicated to temporary exhibitions and events.
Gallerie d’Italia in Naples
The entrance to the Gallerie d’Italia – Naples museum is at Via Toledo 177.
The works of the permanent collection are distributed along three thematic itineraries.
On the first floor, there is a selection of paintings and sculptures mainly from the Neapolitan and southern area, from the period from the early seventeenth to the early decades of the twentieth century. The section includes the masterpiece of the collections, the Martyrdom of Saint Ursula by Caravaggio.
On the second floor, there are the itineraries dedicated to Attic and Magna Graecia ceramics and works from the collections of modern art. On the same level there is a second itinerary dedicated to contemporary art. This section includes artworks by artists such as Lucio Fontana, Alberto Burri, Piero Manzoni, Enrico Castellani, Mario Schifano, Giulio Paolini, Alighiero Boetti, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Giosetta Fioroni, Carol Rama, Afro, Emilio Vedova, Gerhard Richter, Jannis Kounellis, Sol LeWitt.
Restituzioni, temporary exhibition
The first temporary exhibition at the Gallerie d’Italia will concern the nineteenth edition of Restituzioni, the two-year program for the protection and enhancement of the national artistic heritage that the Intesa Sanpaolo bank has been conducting for over 30 in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture.