Three generations sharing not only an abiding passion for Greek and Roman antiquities but, perhaps more importantly, an unparalleled expertise in their field. The Turchi family’s story is a true love story, handed down from one generation to the next until Valerio Turchi took over the family’s Roman gallery, situated in Via Margutta 91/A, in 1992.
The Galleria Turchi was founded by Valerio’s grandfather and father, Venanzio and Alfredo, in 1960, in what every true Roman knows as “the antique dealers’ street”.
The passage of time quite naturally saw successive generations taking over at the helm of the flourishing family business, and nowadays the Galleria Turchi is both celebrated and much appreciated as being one of the few galleries where ancient Greek and Roman sculptures can still be admired and purchased. Valerio Turchi’s deep knowledge of the topic ensures that only items of the highest quality are selected and offered for sale, but his expertise is matched by the kind of instinct and intuition that only those who have grown up in an environment steeped in archaeology can truly possess. Furthermore, the Galleria Turchi has built up for itself a reputation for integrity and unstinting compliance with the laws governing the sale and export of antiquities, working in close cooperation with the Soprintendenza Archeologica di Roma and, wherever necessary, seeking the valuable advice and assistance of the Gruppo per la Tutela del Patrimonio Culturale dei Carabinieri.
Valerio Turchi shows at the leading trades of Florence, Rome, and London, where he is regularly present at the prestigious Masterpiece fair.