ENRICO CAVALLI (1849-1919)

Between Monticelli’s France and Fornara and Ciolina’s Vigezzo Valley
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In 2023, the only School of Fine Arts still in operation in all of the Italian Alps turns 145 years old: after two years of structural work, expansion of the exhibition itinerary and renovation of the rooms, the Rossetti Valentini Foundation is ready to reopen the doors of this very special place, which between the late 1800s and the early 1900s was a place where European artistic movements experimented and held discussions.

Together with the reopening of the "Rossetti Valentini" School of Fine Arts and its relaunch as a center for training and cultural production, the Enrico Cavalli exhibition (1849-1919) between Monticelli's France and Fornara and Ciolina's Vigezzo Valley will take place, organized by the Rossetti Valentini School of Fine Arts Foundation itself, in collaboration with the Municipality of Santa Maria Maggiore; this exhibition intends to analyze precisely the artistic and didactic activities for the first time in such a well-formulated and thorough manner, without however, neglecting the human dimension of Enrico Cavalli.

The exhibition was organized thanks to the support of the Compagnia San Paolo Foundation, InterregPAES.CH.IT 100 (with the contribution of SSIF Società Subalpina di Imprese Ferroviarie, the Foundation of the Vigezzo Valley and Intra Mountain Communities Association), the Comunitaria Foundation of the VCO Philanthropic Agency, the Museum of Worldwide Emigration from Vigezzo and the Tourist District of the Lakes, Mountains and Valleys of Ossola, while the important work of renovation and expansion was carried out with the financial support of the Municipality of Santa Maria Maggiore and the substantial contribution of the Cariplo Foundation, as part of the Major Symbolic Projects.

Opening hours

June 25th – September 10th, 2023, every day from 10 am to 1 pm / from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm.

Closed on Mondays.

From September 16th to November 26th open only on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am to 1 pm / from 4 pm to 6 pm.

Entrance fee on a voluntary basis


Scuola di Belle Arti “Rossetti Valentini”