Museums in Bologna

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Cradled between rivers and mountain spires and the spectacular sweeps of Italian countryside, Bologna becomes an obvious attraction; countless hurry to meet its hills every year. And, while it is an easy thing to get lost in the beauty, it is imperative that all travelers also experience the history found with Bologna Museums.

Museo d'Arte Moderna di Bologna

With an astounding collection of contemporary and ancient art, this dedication to Italy’s many cultural movements will impress. Explore methods of brush-strokes and photography, gaining unique insight into the influences of the past. Political and economical strife is witnessed in color. It’s to be learned. Guests should note that the hours change, however, and planning for a visit may be required. The museum is closed on Monday, open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursday, and is available the rest of the week from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m..

Il Duomo and Duomo Museum

This breathtaking cathedral may often be forgotten in the wake of more famous Bologna museums, but it is not to be ignored. Discover iconic imageries and gilded corners. Let the significance of religion and the past combine. And take advantage of the thinning crowds to stare as long as you please. It’s an architectural marvel. Tickets can be obtained without reservation, and tours are easily secured.

Museo Civico Archeologico

No adventure to Bologna would be complete with a visit to this archaeological wonder. Located in the Palazzo Galvani, this building is stuffed with antiquities and artwork. Explore corridor after corridor of Greek, Roman, Egyptian and, of course, Italian treasures. Since its beginnings in 1881, it has amassed a truly original collection. Guests will be pleased; even more so with its free admission and daily openings (except for Monday).

Bologna Museums represent the spirit of Italy. Don’t forsake them for the thrills that surround.

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Pinacoteca Nazionale

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Collection of paintings coming from neighbouring convents and monasteries. Find your way from medieval times (with the Giotto alterpiece) through the Renaissance to the Baroque period (don't miss out on the Carracci collection, the famous Bolognese masters). The Pinacoterca was founded at the beginning of the 19th century.

Due to problems with the staff half of the museum is open in the morning and the other half in the afternoon (summer 2005).

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address:Via Belle Art 56
openinghours:9am-2pm. Thu-Sat: 9am-6pm. Sun 8am-6pm.
tel:051 243 249

Museo Civico Medievale

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The museum's collection highlights the Bentivoglio period in Bolognese architecture.

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address:Via Manzoni 4
tel:051 228 912

Museo Civico Archeologico

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Overview of prehistoric Bologna.

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address:Via dell'Archiginnasio 2
tel:051 233 849
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Museo Ducati

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For the lovers of the Ducati motercycles. Besides photos and films, there is also the real thing; and more than one! The museum is located outside the center of the city to the west on the continuation of Via S. Felice.

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address:Via Cavalieri Ducati 3
tel:051 641 3259

Collezioni Comunali d'Arte

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Rich heritage of furnishings and paintings from the 14th to the 19th century. Not only worth a visit for its collection, but also for its frescoed walls.

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address:Palazzo d'Accursio, Piazza Maggiore 6.
openinghours:10am-6pm.
tel:051 203 526

Galleria Galleria d'Arte Moderna

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Vast permanent collection of 20th century artists and internationally renowned exhibitions. Besides the exhibition space at Piazza Costituzione, there are two other spaces at Villa delle Rose and the Museo d'Arte Moderna.

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address:Piazza Costituzione, 3
openinghours:10am-1pm & 3-7pm. Closed on Mondays.
tel:051 502 859

Museo di Antropologia

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Overview of the Bognagna's history from prehistoric days until the 18th century.

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address:Via Selmi 3
openinghours:9am-1pm. Closed on Sat & sun.
tel:051 354 196

Museo Morandi

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Vast collection of works of Giorgio Morandi, exhibited in the impressive Palazzo d'Accursio.

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address:Palazzo D'Accursio, Piazza Maggiore 6.
openinghours:10am-6pm. Closed on Mondays.
tel:051 203 526

Zoological Museum

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address:Via Selmi 3
openinghours:9am-1pm. Closed on Sundays.
tel:051 251 723

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