The Gallerie d’Italia (Galleries of Italy), inaugurated in 2011, arose out of the Intesa Sanpaolo and Cariplo collections, which are housed in the wonderful spaces that were the historic headquarters of the Banca Commerciale Italiana, linking up in a single visitor route three different buildings dating from the 18th and 19th centuries, tied together by a courtyard. The first exhibition section is dedicated to the 19th century: 197 masterpieces by 80 Italian artists, on an itinerary entitled From Canova to Boccioni. Next comes the second section, 20th-Century Building Site, in which you can see a wealth of masterpieces by (mostly Italian) artists active in the post-war period, such as Fontana, Castellani, Manzoni, Melotti, Accardi and Burri. Numerous temporary exhibitions are also staged here.
The museum offers services and facilities for all types of visitors: audio guides are available free-of-charge in several languages (Italian, English, French, Spanish, German, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Russian); experts to assist those taking free guided tours on the interpretation of the artworks; specific materials for the visually impaired, and wheelchairs for those with disabilities. Changing tables and reserves spaces are available for those with young children.