The year 2017 is the bicentennial of the death of the architect Giacomo Quarenghi (Rota d’Imagna/Bergamo 1744 – St. Petersburg 1817).

One of the greatest exponents of the artistic culture of 18th-century Europe, he helped to develop the first modern international architectural language.

For the bicentennial important cultural institutions have joined forces in an International Committee to celebrate the Year of Quarenghi, with a fine program of events involving museums and other sites.


The official kickoff of “Anno Q” is on 2 March 2017, with initiatives in St. Petersburg, Moscow, Warsaw, Milan, Rome and e Bergamo.


For more info on the program,