Combining the private and public sectors has been the driving ambition of cultural projects. Our actions focus on:
sharing and making available to all the impressive heritage of historical, artistic, architectural, editorial and documentary assets of Intesa Sanpaolo as a result of the patronage that was historically and traditionally ensured by banks that have joined the Group;
safeguarding and making the most of the Italian historical and artistic heritage through the restoration programme Restituzioni by making the most of museums and public art galleries through the systematic publication of their catalogues, and by sponsoring cultural events promoted by highly renown institutions.
The concept of the Gallerie d’Italia springs from the desire to share Intesa Sanpaolo's vast heritage with the general public, at the service of the country's cultural growth. Formed from valuable art collections (ranging from archaeological finds to the art of the nineteenth century, approximately 20,000 art works), from buildings of major architectural and civic importance and from precious archives, this legacy has been inherited by the almost 250 banks from different regions in Italy that have been merged into the Group.
Intesa San Paolo’s contribution to the growth of the country is also expressed by our commitment to safeguard and make the most of the Italian artistic heritage and by projects designed to ensure public access to our art collections and architectural heritage.
Consistently carrying on initiatives that have always been sponsored by the Group’s banks, Intesa Sanpaolo launches and extensively implements projects that promote detailed studies of art, music, history and economy.