Florence Capital 1865 – 2015
The 18th November, anniversary of Vittorio Emanuele II from Savoy settlement at Palazzo Pitti, will open the exhibition “Firenze Capitale 1865-2015” focused on the king’s cultural choices and his passion for collecting, that in 5 years succeded to change Palazzo Pitti in a real Savoy palace, set it up according to Piedmontese and French style and his personal taste.
The capital’s transfer from Turin to Florence was established by the Protocol attached to the Convention signed with France on the 15th September 1864. 18 th November, 1865 in Florence take up the Parliament. The capital was officially inaugurated with the cannon’s shot from the Fortezza da Basso, when the King and his sons came out from Palazzo Pitti, the new royal residence.
At Palazzo Pitti you can admire the paintings inspired by famous historical events related of the Savoy ancestry, like Giuseppe Ciaranfi, inspirated on alms of the SS. Annunziata’s Collar, and that of Giuseppe Belluccio, celebratory the Berluzzo’s traty’s sign.
It will be also shown everyday stuff and ornaments that accompained the days of the Sovereign, as a pipe, playing cards, prints with horses, silver picture frame with a Queen’s picture and matchbox, all information that can be deduced from art’s inventories owned by His Majesty the King
The exhibition will be held in the Dancing Room of Winter’s corner and the Music Room, both part of the apartament called “His Majesty the King”, today known as House of the Aosta’s Duchess.
Among the works of art collected and donated to the Palazzo Pitti by Vittorio Emanuele II and the king’s object, we remember the Novellieri Toscani, painting by Vincenzo Cabianca, ispired to the Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio.
The exhibition will end on April 3, 2016.