Sotheby’s established its first Italian operations in Florence in 1969 and moved the main salerooms to Milan in 1973. Since July 2015 Sotheby’s Milan offices have been located at Palazzo Serbelloni, one of the most representative palazzi in the heart of Milan. It was one of the first palazzi built along Corso Venezia in the 17th century, and was later embellished with a majestic neoclassical loggia in 1793.
A representative office is located in the heart of Rome, at Palazzo Colonna, with many associates all around Italy: in Turin, Bologna, Florence, Genova, Lucca, Venice, Verona and Vicenza.
During Sotheby’s more than 47 years in Italy, many important auctions have been conducted in Milan. Early landmark sales