The opening of Palazzo Pusterla, headquarters of Banca Generali Private in Milan, ended with an extraordinary public response. Between Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 March, more than 1,500 FAI members chose to visit the spaces of the historic Milanese building to rediscover a piece of seventeenth-century Milan during the Spring Days.
The great success of FAI's aspiring "Cicerones" also contributed to the success of the initiative. In the two days, in fact, about 70 volunteers accompanied the visitors on hundreds of guided tours, narrating the evolution of the Pusterla family's home from residence to the Bank and retracing almost 400 years of Milanese history.
"The large turnout of fans for the opening of our Milan office shows how strong the interest and desire for culture of the Italians - says Andrera Ragaini, Deputy General Manager of Banca Generali who adds - the success of this two days makes us even more convinced of the importance of protecting and enhancing the immense artistic and cultural heritage of our country and we are pleased to have contributed concretely by helping the FAI in its extraordinary action to enhance the treasures hidden throughout our territory ".
On the occasion of the FAI Days of Priamavera 2019, all visitors were also able to admire the works of "Hana To Yama", the exhibition of the Italian-Swedish artist Linda Fregni Nagler currently housed inside Palazzo Pusterla. Dedicated to Japanese photography of the late nineteenth century, the exhibition will be open for free until next April 7 and will be one of the appointments of the upcoming Milan ArtWeek scheduled from 1 to 7 April 2019.