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Bologna – Art & Culture

There are numerous interesting museums to visit in Bologna.

Here are a few of the city’s most well-known ones:

  • Museo Civico Archeologico di Bologna: Located in Piazza Maggiore, this museum houses an extensive collection of archaeological artifacts, including artwork, Etruscan and Roman artifacts, and ancient mosaics.
  • Museo Civico Medievale: Located on Via Manzoni, this museum houses a collection of artworks and artifacts that tell the medieval history of Bologna. Here you can admire paintings, sculptures, handicrafts, and ancient manuscripts.
  • Museo d'Arte Moderna di Bologna (MAMbo): Located on Via Don Giovanni Minzoni, the MAMbo is a museum devoted to modern and contemporary art. Its collection includes works by Italian and international artists, with a focus on contemporary Italian art.
  • Museo di Palazzo Poggi: Located on Via Zamboni, this museum is part of the University of Bologna and is devoted to the history of science and medicine. Its collection includes ancient scientific instruments, anatomical exhibits, rare books, and more.
  • Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna: Located on Via Belle Arti, the Pinacoteca Nazionale (National Picture Gallery) houses a vast collection of works of art from the 13th to the 18th century. Here you can admire paintings by renowned artists such as Giotto, Raphael, Titian, and Carracci.
  • Museo della Storia di Bologna: Housed in Palazzo Pepoli Vecchio, this museum tells the story of Bologna through a series of interactive exhibits. Spanning several floors, it offers a comprehensive overview of the city's history, culture, and traditions.
  • Museo Ferrari Maranello: Located in Maranello (Modena), a few kilometers from Bologna, is the attraction devoted to the famous Italian automaker Ferrari, a popular destination for fans of motoring and the history of the Ferrari brand.

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