The FS Group partners with the Peter Paul Rubens exhibition at the Palazzo Ducale in Genoa

Ferrovie dello Stato’s commitment to the world of art and culture continues

Genoa, 5 October 2022

The FS Group is a partner of the exhibition “Peter Paul Rubens and His Relationship with the City”, which will be held at the Palazzo Ducale in Genoa from 6 October 2022 to 22 January 2023. Dedicated to the painter considered to be the Father of Baroque, the exhibition is produced by the City of Genoa with the Fondazione Palazzo Ducale per la Cultura and the publishing house Electa. The project was created to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the publication in Antwerp of Rubens’ “Palazzi di Genova (1622)” and consists in more than 100 works divided into 16 sections.

This partnership confirms the commitment of the Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane Group, with CEO Luigi Ferraris at the helm, to the world of art and culture.

Customers of Trenitalia, the FS Group’s rail transport company, can enjoy discounts on tickets to the exhibition. CartaFRECCIA holders travelling to Genoa aboard Frecce or Intercity trains, travelling within three days from entering the exhibition, need only show their train ticket to visit the exhibition with special discounts – two tickets for the price of one if travelling as a couple or a reduction on the entrance fee if travelling alone. There will also be a discount on the entry ticket for people who choose regional trains, upon presentation of a valid one-way ticket to Genoa (again within three days from entering the exhibition) or a Trenitalia season pass (monthly or annual) with supra-regional fares (Val d’Aosta, Piedmont, Liguria, Tuscany, Emilia-Romagna, Lazio) valid for trips to Genoa.

The exhibition is curated by Nils Büttner, a lecturer at the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart and Chair of the Centrum Rubenianum in Antwerp, along with Anna Orlando, an independent scholar from Genoa and co-curator of the exhibition L’Età di Rubens held at Palazzo Ducale in 2004. More than 100 works are presented in this exhibition, including 18 signed by Rubens from European and Italian museums and collections. Rubens stayed in Genoa on several occasions between 1600 and 1607, maintaining relations with the most influential lords of the time. Completing the exhibition are paintings by artists that Rubens saw and studied, including Tintoretto and Luca Cambiaso, those he met in Italy such as Frans Pourbus the Younger, Sofonisba Anguissola and Bernardo Castello, or with whom he collaborated, like Jan Wildens and Frans Snyders.