Palazzo Cini Gallery, Venice
Overlooking Venice’s Grand Canal, the splendid Palazzo Cini is a sixteenth century building that was once the residence of Vittorio Cini, who gathered important art collections in the course of his life.
The collection is exhibited in the halls of the main floor, which are decorated with furniture and objects d’art that recreate the property’s original features, and includes thirteenth to sixteenth century paintings and paintings from the Tuscan school.
The Madonna col Bambino, santi, angeli e un devoto (Madonna and Child, Saints, and Devotee) by Filippo Lippi, the Madonna col Bambino (Madonna and Child) by Piero della Francesca and Giudizio di Paride (The Judgment of Paris) by Botticelli are just a few examples from the latter category.
There are also important ceramic and porcelain items, Murano glass torchères and chandeliers, ivories and enamels, jewellery and gold ware and furniture.
Among the most significant pieces are a Sienese dower chest from the mid-fourteenth century and an eighteenth century Neapolitan sedan chair.
The second floor hosts temporary exhibitions.
Galleria di Palazzo Cini
Dorsoduro (San Vio)
30123 Venice - Italy
Tel. +39 041 5210755