Palazzo de’ Rossi | Pistoia Musei - Visit Pistoia
Discover / Museums

Palazzo de' Rossi

A centre dedicated to 20th-century artists of Pistoia



Home / scopri / Pistoia / Palazzo de' Rossi

Via de' Rossi, 26 - Pistoia
Every day
Curated by
Fondazione Pistoia Musei

The home of the Fondazione Pistoia Musei, dedicated to 20th-century art in Pistoia.

As a result of the 2018 refurbishment of the ground-floor exhibition rooms, Palazzo de’ Rossi is a model for learning about the various artistic generations that succeeded each other in the last century.

The Palazzo is the outcome of a series of construction procedures, most of which took place in the second half of the eighteenth century, that were intended to testify to the ancient lineage of the family, which is without question one of the most important in local history.

The family even traced its roots back to mythical hero Grandonio who fought against the Moors in the Balearic War almost a thousand years ago. The gigantic image of Grandonio is displayed to great effect in the Sala Ghibellina of the Palazzo di Giano, and the head located on the corner right before the Palazzo de’ Rossi is traditionally attributed to him. In the early nineteenth century, the de’ Rossi family also had a terracotta statue with his effigy placed in the palazzo’s courtyard.

The recently restored Palazzo de’ Rossi is an impressive example of Tuscan architecture whose interior was decorated in the early 19th-century by the Pistoiese painters Valiani, Fini, and Bezzuoli.

From 22 April to 22 October, the famous painting Mannequins by the sea by Giorgio De Chirico will be exhibited, as part of the project In visita, within the permanent path Collezioni del Novecento in Pistoia Musei a Palazzo de’ Rossi. The exhibition has the support of Fondazione Caript and the collaboration of Intesa Sanpaolo.

Discover the other exhibition venues of Pistoia Musei

Palazzo Buontalenti

Church of San Salvatore

Antico Palazzo dei Vescovi