22 July 2015
The legacy of a Venetian patron
Generali promoting and preserving beauty and art
Generali’s history is rooted in a place of beauty and art – values that the Group aims to promote and preserve throughout the world, in the belief that they contribute to a full and well-rounded life.
One key example of this is the collection of masterpieces held in Venice, at a special house-museum that is a symbol of artistic and design excellence: Palazzo Cini, in Venice’s “Campo San Vio”. Thanks to Generali, the house-museum is open to the public six months a year. Located on “Museums Mile”, halfway between the Accademia and the Guggenheim, the 16th century Palazzo Cini was the residence of Count Vittorio Cini and home to his highly significant art collections, much of which were donated to the Giorgio Cini Foundation in Venice by his daughter, Yana Alliata di Montereale, as well as the palazzo where they are held. Vittorio Cini (b. 1885, Ferrara, d. 1977, Venice) was a politician and businessman with interests in the biggest financial and manufacturing companies in Italy at the time, and must be included among the great collectors of the 20th century.
In the rooms on the first floor, decorated with furniture and objets d’art that reflect the original character of the house, there are around thirty paintings of the Tuscan school alongside significant examples of applied arts.
Dorsoduro 864, Venice
Reopening on April 25, 2015 (closing on November 15)
Daily hours 11-19
(Last entry 18.15)
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© Matteo De Fina