Reggianini was born in Modena, north Italy, in 1853.
Reggianini studied at the Modena Academy of Fine Arts where he later became a professor. Like many of his contemporaries, Reggianini migrated south, to Florence, where in 1900 he participated in the Alinari Corcorso with an oil painting entitled Tristis Matris Nati Presaga Finis. Reggianini also exhibited with the Florentine Art Association in 1907/8 and again at the exhibition of 1910/11. Reggianini was affiliated with the Florentine genre painters such as Federico Andreotti (1847-1930) or Francesco Vinea (1845-1902) painting similar subjects, using similar props, at times sharing the same model and like them inscribed a number of Reggianini paintings, Firenze.
Vittorio Reggianini specialized in genre painting including elegant scene paintings of bourgeois life, figure compositions particularly women’s heads and child studies as well as more humble interiors with peasants. Reggianini combined fantasy with reality, sensuality with sensibility and above all, like many of the Florentine historical genre painters furnished his costume paintings in luxury.
Like his Florentine contemporaries, Reggianini executed a variety of costume paintings of the bourgeoisie enjoying the arts. His oil paintings often include many incidental details. Similar scenes are portrayed by Andreotti or Soulacroix .
The paintings of Vittorio Reggianini are represented in the Mainz Museum, West Germany.