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The Generali Group Historical Archives

The Historical Archives are made up of documents relative to activity carried out more than forty years earlier and destined for unlimited preservation to protect the interests of the producer, in memory of its history, and in the service of scholarly research. The Archives are accessible to anyone for free research purposes.
These Archives enjoy the status of “cultural heritage” of the Italian State - as they have been recognized and officially declared of “noteworthy historical interest” - and are under the protection of the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism.

The Generali Group holds the documentary records of three historic companies, namely: Assicurazioni Generali, INA Assitalia and Toro Assicurazioni. The papers in the Archives are an opportunity to study the history of insurance institutes with a significant role both in Italy and at international level, and represent a precious source for an overall economic and social reconstruction. The Archive of Assicurazioni Generali, a cosmopolitan company ever since its foundation during the Hapsburg empire, of INA, the first Italian state-owned life insurance company, and of Toro, the first private insurance company of the Savoy state, offer a fascinating stroll back through stories that made History.

HISTORICAL ARCHIVE OF ASSICURAZIONI GENERALI – TRIESTE

The Historical Archive of Assicurazioni Generali houses the documents produced by the Central Head Office in Trieste starting from 1831, the year of the company’s foundation.

Life policy of Giuseppe Sarto, future Pope Pius X (1897)

HISTORICAL ARCHIVE OF INA ASSITALIA – ROME

The Historical Archive of INA Assitalia contains the papers of the Istituto Nazionale delle Assicurazioni—as both a public institute and a private company—as well as of Assitalia – Le Assicurazioni d’Italia—from its foundation to the merger with Generali Italia.

Andrea Petroni, Il Seminatore [The Sower] (1912), advertising poster

HISTORICAL ARCHIVE, PICTURE GALLERY AND ICONOLOGY OF TORO ASSICURAZIONI – TURIN

The Historical Archive of Toro Assicurazioni is home to the documents produced by the company from its establishment to the merger with Generali Italia, together with rare memorabilia of historic and artistic value.

Fire insurance policy (1847)