Pietro Saltini, Simone Memmi Drawing Laura's Portrait for Petrarch (1863)
Pietro Saltini, Simone Memmi Drawing Laura's Portrait for Petrarch (1863)

Firenze Capitale 1865-2015

Gallery Of Modern Art (Pitti Palace)


November 19, 2015


April 3, 2016

In 1865 Florence was inaugurated as the capital of the recently established Kingdom of Italy, which it remained until 1871. The exhibition Firenze Capitale 1865-2015, I Doni e le Collezioni del Re (the King’s Gifts and Collections) at the Gallery of Modern Art in Florence marks the 150th anniversary of the inauguration.

On display are paintings, sculptures and furniture that were commissioned or collected by King Victor Emmanuele II, who moved from Turin to Florence as a consequence of capital change. His new residence was the Pitti Palace, to which he later donated his art collections.

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