Free entry

Since 2006, Artphilein is the right place for photography enthusiasts and photography book lovers.

It is a nonprofit organization dedicated to contemporary art and founded by the collector couple Gianfranco and Caterina De Pietri.

Our activities are diverse and aim to engage our audience in tackling the challenges of contemporary times and finding inspiration to envision a possible future.

If you come to visit us, you will find a publishing house and a bookstore specializing in photography books, as well as three unconventional exhibition spaces and a library with nearly 4,000 titles of contemporary photography books, always available for consultation.

Artphilein is a place to discover contemporary photography and connect with photographers, publishers, and all professionals in the field of photography and publishing, you can also browse books and visit exhibitions.


  • Tuesday – Friday
  • On appointment


Tuesday: 10:00 – 18:00
Wednesday: 10:00 – 18:00
Thursday: 10:00 – 18:00
Friday: 10:00 – 18:00

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