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Palazzo Cini reopens its doors in Venice

The extraordinary house-museum, for the third year in a row will be open to the public from 8 April to 15 November 2016. Vittorio Cini’s complete collection will be accessible for the first time

Canaletto Veduta ideata con rovine romane in riva al mare (1721-22)
Bartolomeo Montagna Madonna con il Bambino tra i santi Francesco e Giovanni Battista (1485 ca)
Bernardino Licinio, Ritratto di giovane (1510-1530 circa)

Bringing culture and art closer to people means creating shared value by stimulating the personal and collective growth, a fundamental starting point for innovation and development. Palazzo Cini in San Vio, Venice, proves it.


The private home of Vittorio Cini, one of the foremost collectors of the Italian Twentieth Century, becomes a house-museum in these days, reopening to the public for the third year in a row thanks to the partnership between Cini Foundation and Generali, which is linked to the lagoon city by an historical relationship and an international identity.

Carlo Crivelli, Madonna con il Bambino (Sesto decennio del XV secolo)

Palazzo Cini is a unique venue in the Venetian museum landscape. Among sculptures and artworks, the exposition displays Tuscan and Ferrarese paintings by Giotto, Guariento, Botticelli, Filippo Lippi, Piero di Cosimo and Dosso Dossi, but also masterpieces by Titiano, Lotto, Guardi, Canaletto and Tiepolo, exhibited together for the first time. An opportunity to admire precious artworks, such as the enigmatic Saint George Slaying the Dragon, but also to stimulate the comparison with a project that is the expression of the genius, the hard work and the mindset of an entrepreneur and patron of the arts.


An homage to Vittorio Cini will be opening the season, along with a selection of about thirty masterpieces realized by the most representative Venetian school artists from the 14th to the 18th century.