Welcome is Bologna

Famous People

Information and commemorative plaques, tables, plates, street names: who are those persons mentioned in many signs that you can see while walking through Bologna streets, or while visiting the beautiful Certosa monuments?

Discover some of the most important ones in the list below. Yet, these are only a few personalities among the manifold men and women related to Bologna - belonging to different social classes and acting in various fields, who made their mark on the city history.

Guglielmo Marconi

Guglielmo Marconi

The Bolognese scientist Guglielmo Marconi, inventor of wireless  communications in 1895 and winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1909.

The Women of Bologna

The Women of Bologna

An invitation to discover an essential aspect of Bologna: the history of ‘its’ women,   both those who became famous and the manifold who remained in the shadows.

Lucio Dalla

Lucio Dalla

Every day at 6 pm, just after the strokes of Palazzo d'Accursio's clock, Lucio Dalla comes back in hearth of Bologna with one of his manifold songs.

Pier Paolo Pasolini

Pier Paolo Pasolini

Bologna owes Pier Paolo Pasolini a lot. Poet, narrator, essayist, film maker and playwright, he was one of the most acute and profound observer of our time.