Pasquarosa, Cecchi Pieraccini - Presenza femminili

Art treasures in banks

In this period, two important banks, the Banca d’Italia and the Cassa di Risparmio of Florence, have opened their Florentine doors, making it possible to admire some of the masterpieces featured in their private collections. 

In the 19-century building of Banca d’Italia, in via dell’Oriolo 39, the exhibition titled “Towards modernity. Women presence in the Banca d’Italia art collection”, through a series of selected artworks (Giovanni Fattori, Silvestro Lega, Ardengo Soffici, Felice Casorati, Lucio Fontana), channels an interesting look upon the evolution of women’s condition from the last quarter of 19th century until mid 20th century. A section is dedicated to five important women artists (Marisa Mori, Nella Marchesini, Maryla Lednicka, Pasquarosa Bertoletti, Leonetta Cecchi Pieraccini), who shared a link to Florence between the 19th and 20th centuries. The exhibition will be open for free until March 10 (from Thursday to Sunday).

For details and reservations visit .  Guided tours for visually impaired people are also possible.

The other bank institute who’s sharing a selection of its masterpieces with the public (“In collection”) is the Cassa di Risparmio of Florence. In its central seat, in via Bufalini 6, until February 11, visitors will be able to admire artworks by Giotto, Filippino Lippi, Giovanni Fattori, Odoardo Borrani, Primo Conti and Felice Casorati.

Guided tours (also available for families and children) are free of charge, but require a reservation: tel. 0039 055 6146853 -

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