The gallery Piccinini Arte was founded in 1961 from an idea of the brothers Dante and Giuseppe Piccinini, and later Vincenzo joined them. In the past few years the gallery has undergone many changes. Davide Piccinini, the son of Vincenzo, became the owner, in order to continue the family tradition. At first Piccinini Arte was an art gallery and an antique shop with a special attention on frames, these were the initial activities of the gallery, and then they started another activity, as an auction house. Many auctions of objects were organized, always of objects that had to do with art, antique and decoration, and which came from prestigious private collections from Bologna and the Bologna province. Piccinini Arte buys, sells or accepts for auctions any artistic, decorative or collection good, after having evaluated it, with a particular interest for paintings from Bologna. It organizes exhibitions, both of historic masters, and of prestigious living artists and new talented artists. The gallery has kept its thirty-year old address, on the first floor of via Speranza 1/3 in Bologna.
October to May: Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 9.30am-12.30pm and 4.00pm - 7.30pm; Thursday 9.30am -12.30pm; closed Sundays and Thursday afternoons ; June to September: Monday to Friday 9.30am-12.30pm and 4.00pm -7.30pm; Saturday 9.30am-12.30pm; closed: Sunday and Saturday afternoons.