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Alberti Gallery

The Alberti Gallery takes its name from the building that houses it, the ancient "Casone degli Alberti" which since 1870 has been the seat of the Cassa di Risparmio e Depositi di Prato, founded in 1830 and an institution of reference for the social and cultural life of the city.

The Palace, now home of the Intesa Sanpaolo branch and the new Gallery, maintains the late fifteenth-century appearance of the renovation probably wanted by the wealthy Bardi family from Vernio, whose coat of arms is still visible on the outer corner of the building.

Following acquisitions of works by artists from Prato and Tuscany and, in the 1970s, paintings of extraordinary value with works by Caravaggio, Giovanni Bellini and Filippo Lippi, in 1984 a museum area was opened to the public in the premises of the so-called Gallery of the main floor, then renovated in 2005.

The reopening of the Gallery is in line with the principles of Intesa Sanpaolo's Progetto Cultura, and the new layout is in continuity with the previous one, enhancing an important historical, artistic and cultural heritage.

The collection consists of 142 works, 90 on display, including items of particular value such as the Crucifix in the Jewish cemetery (1490-1502) by Giovanni Bellini, the Coronation of Thorns (1602-1603) by Caravaggio, the Madonna with child ( 1436 ca) by Filippo Lippi, as well as works by Puccio di Simone, Bronzino, Santi di Tito, Poppi, numerous and prestigious works of the Florentine seventeenth century and a large number of sculptures by Lorenzo Bartolini, an artist from Prato active in the first half of the nineteenth century.

Visits by reservation; mail


  • Via degli Alberti, 2 Prato (PO)

  • Opening time: Saturday and Sunday 10.30 a.m.-7 p.m.

  • Ticket: admission free


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