A baron’s residence home to a modern art gallery
In 1872, Baron Pasquale Revoltella left his residence and art collection to the city of Trieste. And so, the Revoltella Museum modern art gallery was born, displaying works by Hayez, Favretto, De Nittis, Sironi, Morandi, De Chirico and many other internationally renowned artists.
Expanded in the 1960s with the acquisition of the neighbouring Palazzo Brunner, the museum is the pride of the city. The old courtyard leads to the atrium transformed by architect Carlo Scarpa, overlooked by the four floors of the gallery through windows, glass partitions and balconies. The floors are connected by a spiral staircase. Don’t miss the Baron’s library, which has been preserved intact.
On the first floor is the historic owner’s private flat, which features an imitation-marble floor, green marble columns, sculptures and paintings. You can explore the private dining room, the master bedroom, the sitting room, the green room, the red room and the writing desk. On the second floor are the magnificent reception rooms where the baron would welcome guests for gala dinners and balls. The exhibition tour of the modern art gallery starts on the third floor and continues up to the sixth floor of Palazzo Brunner, spanning the entire 20th century.