The Belluno Civic Museum in Palazzo Fulcis
The Belluno Civic Museum has recently moved to the splendid 18th-century Palazzo Fulcis De Bertoldi.
The building was designed by local architect Valentino Alpago-Novello in 1776, by merging and cohesively renovating three structures on Piazza Vittorio Emanuele. On January 27th 2017, it became home to the beautiful archaeology, painting and sculpture collections kept in Palazzo dei Giuristi for the past 150 years, from 1876 to 2016.
Tintoretto, Jacopo Palma the Younger, Matteo Cesa, Bartolomeo Montagna, Ippolito Caffi, and Sebastiano Ricci are only some of the artists whose works appear in its magnificent picture gallery of Belluno’s 15th-to-19th-century art.
With 24 carefully restored halls spread on five floors, with a total exhibition space of 3,000 square meters, Palazzo Fulcis De Bertoldi also showcases drawings, prints, artifacts, jewels and interesting archaeological finds that bear testimony to the history of the territory of Belluno’s province from the Middle Paleolithic to the Early Middle Ages.
On top of this stunning permanent collection, until May 1st 2017 the museum will put on display a newly restored masterpiece by Titian: the mid-16th-century “Madonna Barbarigo”, on loan from the Saint Petersburg’s Hermitage Museum.