The exhibition Disegnare la Città at the Pinacoteca Albertina in Turin has been extended until 27th June.

One of the most successful Italian exhibitions of 2021 will therefore accompany us for a few more months, together with the thematic guided tours which promise to amaze us even more, for a series of Saturdays until early summer.

The programme is varied, ranging from a visit dedicated to Francesco Gonin, to Women in Art, to the Great Masters of the Academy, to the Gibson Girls and a musical finale.

The Academy's art historian and librarian Barbara Stabielli accompanies visitors in a unique experience, together with the historical club Vie del Tempo, who are called upon to animate the visit. The exclusive Saturdays, however, do not only take place in the Albertina, but also in Gonin's former home in Giaveno (TO), just to name one.

On 10th April, in fact, Stabielli will tell us about the residence and the artist chosen by Manzoni to illustrate the Promessi Sposi, as well as the author of great decorations, such as those for the Treno Reale (Royal Train) in 1853 and for the Sala d'attesa Reale (Royal Waiting Room) at the Porta Nuova station in Turin, frescoed in 1864. An enfant prodige of the Royal Academy, which he entered at the age of just 12, Gonin is a leading figure in fin de siècle Turin, as well as Giulio Casanova, the star of the exhibition in the Pinacoteca. The visit will be a magical journey backwards, on the sweet notes of Katia Zunino's harp, accompanied by the superb works of paper artist Chiara Tripodi (trained at the Accademia Albertina in Turin). This is an exclusive event organised by the Scealta-si cultural association in collaboration with the Accademia Albertina of Turin, thanks to which participants will be given a small publication dedicated to this treasure trove of art and history.

However, the surprises are not over, yet! On Saturday 8th May, in fact, visitors are invited to a guided tour at the Fondazione Mazzonis in Turin.

Ottavio Mazzonis was a favourite pupil of Nicola Arduino, who in turn was a disciple of Giacomo Grosso and the Foundation dedicated to him is now led by President Silvia Pirracchio, Inspirational Muse of the Great Master. The visit is an enchanting journey to discover his paintings and the extraordinary collections of Casa Mazzonis.