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Sightseeing and landmarks in Bologna

Art museums

Art Museum
“Here’s the city’s most important art collection. It offers an interesting panorama of the Emilian and Venetian painting scene from the XIII to the XVIII century. Some of the artists: Giotto, Raffaello, Parmigianino, Perugino, Tiziano, Tintoretto, Guido Reni, Carracci.”
  • 43 locals recommend
Art Museum
“[ITA] La casa di Giorgio Morandi è un posto speciale. Alcuni ambienti come la sua camera da letto sono stati ricostruiti talmente bene, che fanno venire in mente che l artista possa tornare in qualsiasi momento. [ENG] Giorgio Morandi house is a special place. His bedroom and studio have been maintained in a manner that appears to be unchanged. This authenticity let you imagine that the artist can be returning and taking up his brushes.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Museo dedicato al pittore Giorgio Morandi, nella sua famosa casa di via Fondazza.”
  • 2 locals recommend

History museums

Art Gallery
“Il museo si colloca tra le più importanti raccolte archeologiche italiane ed è altamente rappresentativo della storia locale, dalla preistoria all'età romana. La sua collezione di antichità egizie è una delle più importanti d'Europa. Tra il 1972 e il 2012 il Museo ha ospitato oltre 150 mostre ed esposizioni a carattere archeologico e artistico”
  • 29 locals recommend
History Museum
“Great collection of ancient artifacts of different ages stored in a marvellous building of the XV century, in which you can see some sepulchres of University Professors of the Middle Ages. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
History Museum
“The story of our city is ancient and full of different protagonists, dominations, bad times, magnificent men and women. It's almost impossible to know everything, so that's why we step in this ancient palace to refresh and strengthen our local knowledge.”
  • 3 locals recommend
History Museum
“Il museo civico del Risorgimento è uno spazio espositivo di Bologna dedicato principalmente al Risorgimento. La datazione dei reperti è ascrivile a un periodo compreso tra la prima discesa di Napoleone in Italia (1796) e la prima guerra mondiale (1918), con particolare attenzione ai cimeli legati al territorio. Venne inaugurato il 12 giugno 1893 in una sala appositamente del palazzo Galvani, nel centro della città. ”
  • 1 local recommends
History Museum
“Qui troverete la prima sede dell’ormai millenaria Alma Mater Studiorum (l’università di Bologna). Mentre il chiostro, l’aula dello Stabat Mater e il Teatro Anatomico sono aperti al pubblico e ai turisti, la biblioteca è dedicata alla consultazione dei volumi e allo studio. La biblioteca è il vero “pezzo forte” dell’Archiginnasio: all’entrata vi diranno che non è possibile visitarla come turisti, se avete un po’ di tempo per rimanere dentro, dite che siete studenti e che volete studiare lì dentro; attraverso una procedura (consegna del documento, deposito di borse e zaini negli armadietti e compilazione di un modulo) potrete godervi un po’ di silenzio all’interno di questa meravigliosa sala. Here you will find the first seat of the now ancient Alma Mater Studiorum (the University of Bologna). While the cloister, the hall of the Stabat Mater and the Anatomical Theater are open to the public and tourists, the library is dedicated to the consultation of the volumes and to the study. The library is the true "showpiece" of the Archiginnasio: at the entrance they will tell you that it is not possible to visit it as a tourist, if you have some time to stay inside, say that you are a student and that you want to study there; through a procedure (delivery of the document, storage of bags and backpacks in the lockers and filling in a form) you can enjoy a little silence inside this wonderful room.”
  • 1 local recommends

Scenic lookouts

Scenic Viewpoint
“Neighborhood's fresh farmer's market, with all sorts of groceries, bakery and other essentials”
  • 5 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“enjoy a breathtaking view from the terrace of the Basilica of San Petronio where you can admire the monuments from a height of 54 meters going up in the elevator”
  • 5 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Lovely and very small restaurant.The fish is very fresh and good.Reservation indispensable.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Qui troverai tutto, pane,frutta ,verdura,pesce,carne e anche piccoli ristorantini e bar.”
  • 1 local recommends

Historic sites

Historic Site
“If you're not too lasy climbing all the steps, you'll have a wonderfull view of Bologna. You will distinguish very easily the hills, all rooftops, the parks and so on...”
  • 69 locals recommend
Historic Site
“The Albergati family had its building in Via Saragozza, on the way out of Via Nosadella. They were a wealthy family in the 17th century and the splendor of this palace testifies that. Nowadays, the palace hosts prestigiuos art expositions in aways welcomed by locals and tourists.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Very good tortellini and cucina Bolognese. One of the best tortellini in town”
  • 4 locals recommend
Plaza
“Servizio TAXI nella PIAZZA DELLA UNITÀ: raggiungibile da casa nostra in 10/15 minuti a piedi o con autobus in pochi minuti con le TYPER linee 25,35 (linee descritte prima o in seguito).”
  • 4 locals recommend
Historic Site
“A 3 minuti a piedi, la fermata del bus n. 13 vi condurrà in centro in meno di 20 minuti”
  • 3 locals recommend
Historic Site
Historic Site

Libraries

Library
“Biblioteca Salaborsa is the central public library opened in 2001 and provides a rich and fascinating cultural space inside Palazzo d'Accursio, the ancient and historical seat of the city government. The archaeological excavations carried out recently to restore Salaborsa revealed traces of public and religious buildings. They are visible to the public through a walkway and testify to the fact that the place has always been the centre of public life in the city. There is the impressive wall perimeter of the Renaissance Terribilia tank, paved roads and foundations of the Roman basilica, the wall of the Medieval tower house and the star-shaped tub once at the centre of the garden. ”
  • 67 locals recommend
Library
“The official founding date of the University of Bologna is 1088, but actually the building of Archiginnasio (1563) was built to put together many different premises. The library inside the building is one of the greatest historical libraries in the world, with codes, manuscripts, ancient books”
  • 58 locals recommend
Church
“A monastery located on a hill not far from the city’s historical centre that will spoil you with an amazing panoramic view and will let you enjoy the fresh air of the Bologna hills. For the most adventurous it’s worth renting a bike and trying to reach the cliff by bike.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Museum
“Museo, archivio e biblioteca nell'antica dimora con giardino del XVI secolo del poeta Giosuè Carducci.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Library
  • 1 local recommends