Top museums in Bologna



Italy is a country with such a rich history that not even one life would be enough to get to visit all its museums and palaces.Bolognais nothing but a part of this amazing patrimony. If you are a type of traveler that likes to „tastes” a little bit of everything, from cultural to nightlife and your time inBolognadoes not allow you to discover them in detail, then what you might need is a Top museums in Bologna. This ranking will help you not only find out which are the most popular museums in the city, but will offer you the necessary information in order to filter them again according to your preferences.

Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna


Located on Via delle Belle Arti, 56, in the university area, Pinacoteca di Bologna or the National Gallery of Bologna exhibits a wide collection of Emilian paintings from the 13th to the 18th century and some other amazing works by artists that have lived in the city. The Pinacoteca is housed in the former Jesuit monastery of St. Ignatius, the arrangement of its space emphasizing the Emilia-Romagna style. For more details about this amazing place, please see:

Museo del Patrimonio Industriale

Although it might not sound very attracting, The Museum of Industry offers one of the most interesting information aboutBologna. It is here where you can find out all the secrets about the Mortadella industry, the red brick of the houses, the silk that was fabricated in the past etc

The majority of the exhibitions are interactive and quite dynamic, so you will never get bored. The museum has a splendid location, on Via della Beverara, in the northern outskirts of the city, overlooking the Navile, the city’s ancient navigable canal.

Torre della Specola


Torre della Specola is actually a tower belonging to the Museo della Specola, a museum dedicated to the astronomy. How come? Well, this tower was not aimed to be a fortress, a defensive structure or a symbol of wealth. Right from its beginning it was intended to be an astronomical observatory for theInstituteofSciences. However its constructors needed to take into consideration the city’s medieval traditional architecture, therefore they made sure that the tower’s design fit perfectly in the general panorama.

Some other popular places in the Top museums in Bologna are: Palazzo Davia-Bargellini, The Music Museum, Museum of the Palazzo Comunale, University museums etc.

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