Treasures and Tales of Italy’s Guardia di Finanza Art Recovery Team: Current Exhibit at Wilmington’s Grand Opera House

“Treasures of inestimable value are being exhibited outside of Italy for the first time.”  Mosaics, statues, jewelry, a fresco, and ceramics are among the 120 Etrusco-Greco-Roman art masterpieces recovered by Guardia di Finanza, Italy’s Art Recovery Team, from unscrupulous art traffickers.

In this boutique exhibit exquisitely installed on a top floor of Wilmington’s historic Grand Opera House, visitors will discover true stories documenting the recovery of numerous ancient artifacts.

In the last 100 years, Italy’s A.R.T. has recovered almost one million stolen Italian artifacts from all over the world.  The tales of recovery are more captivating than fiction.

Italian curator Emiliano Guerra, assisted by University of Delaware graduate and polyglot Alexandra Thomas, has overseen a fascinating and informative installation equipped with computer monitors which reveal the recovery missions of several pieces.

The exhibit, under the auspices of Guardia di Finanza, Nucleo Polizio Tributaria Roma, and Gruppo Tutela Patrimonio Archeologico, extends to December 21, 2014.

The Grand Opera House is located at 818 North Market Street in the culturally-rich section of Wilmington, merely a block-and-a-half walk from the handsome Hotel DuPont and its legendary dining rooms and inimitable menus.

For ticket prices, additional information, and exhibition hours, contact International Council of Delaware Director John Pastor,, or call 800.37.GRAND.