Rome, 15 December 2021
Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane is supporting the Ministry of the Interior’s Fondo Edifici di Culto (Fund for Religious Buildings) in promoting Italy’s historic, artistic, religious and cultural heritage, in a journey to discover the country’s greatest treasures.
“In viaggio con l’Arte” (Travelling with Art) is the institutional project that is a collaboration between the FS Italiane Group and the Ministry of the Interior and which brings out the best in this synergy. It is a new kind of exhibition which will have the pictures from the Fund for Religious Building’s 2022 displayed in the high-speed service waiting rooms at the main railway stations in Italy, and also on board Trenitalia trains. The programme and detailed information can be found at the fsnews.it portal.
Taking centre stage in the eighteenth edition are twelve of the most famous paintings in our history, treasures of art and devotion that are linked to liturgical months, and to the basilicas, churches and shrines which house them, as well as the cities they come from throughout the Italian peninsula.
This way pictures of the paintings can be seen in the FRECCIALounge locations at Milano Centrale, Bologna Centrale, Firenze Santa Maria Novella, Roma Termini and Napoli Centrale rail stations, and in the FRECCIAClub at Torino Porta Nuova, Torino Porta Susa, Venezia Santa Lucia, Venezia Mestre, Padova, Verona Porta Nuova, Roma Tiburtina, Bari Centrale, Reggio Emilia and Napoli Afragola.
From the Giotto from the Basilica di Santa Croce in Florence, to the Caravaggio in the Church of Santa Lucia al Sepolcro in Syracuse, the calendar is a way of discovering and getting to know the most celebrated masterpieces from the historical and artistic heritage of the Fund for Religious Buildings.
In this way, trains become transporters of culture, turning a journey into art and transforming waiting into a time of cultural enrichment.
Supporting culture is also a vocation that is practically natural for a company like the FS Italiane Group, which for over a century has been laying roots in Italy’s social and economic fabric, and which is a central player in infrastructure development, and in growth and tourism in the country.