Welcome is Bologna

Museo Civico del Risorgimento e Museo di Casa Carducci

Piazza Carducci 5, 40125 Bologna (BO)

Phone Museo: 051 347592; Direzione: 051 225583

Fax Museo: 051 347592; Direzione: 051 225583

Reference maps: E-6

Date of last update: 29/09/2016, 13:02

The Museum was built in 1893 to recreate the bolognese history from the French Revolution to the end of the First World War. In 1990 the exhibition was moved to the ground floor of Casa Carducci (the house where the poet Giosué Carducci used to live), including a room for temporary exhibitions. The Italian Unification is recreated not only as a military or herioc period but also as part of the cultural, social, political and economic life of the city.

The exhibition is divided into five thematic areas:

The Napoleonic Era (1796-1814), with the reconstruction of the Tree of Freedom and objects of that period such as guns nd uniforms.

The Restoration (1815-1848), including documentation related to the secret society of the Carbonari and the revolutions of 1831 and 1848.

The Italian Unification period (1848-1860), including weapons, uniforms, relics.

The period after the Unification of Italy (1861-1914), with objects and documents about Garidaldi and his followers.

Bologna at war (1915-1918) including documents about the first world war and paintings, weapons, uniforms, etc.

After admiring part of the history of Italy and Bologna, the visitor may also see Casa Carducci (The house where the poet Carducci used to live), located on the first floor of the same building, where several of his memoires may be found. Several details recall the atmophere of a typical middle class house of the late 19th century: floreal ceilings, floors in Venetial style, hand-painted wallpapers, door frames and others. In Carducci's bedroom, a small granite washbasin, working since 1901 can be found and in the dining room there are an elegant round table and portaits of people that Carducci knew and loved and of the main figures of the 19th century cultural and political context he had relations with. There are valuable examples of Carducci's iconography (busts and portraits, photos). Visitors may also see some evocative objects such as the big clock stuck at the exact moment of Carducci's death in the dining room, or in his office, the framed fragment of Petrarca's tunic and, behind the Empire style desk, there is the famous armchair where Garibaldi used to sit during his recovery after being injured in Aspromonte. The library includes around 40.000 texts, such as volumes, booklets and other documents, which were meticulously classified by Carducci in dainty shelves of pine and walnut wood located in six rooms of the flat. In Casa Carducci there are also his rich collection of letters, 16.000 books of Carducci's literature, autographs and photos.

by bus: lines and timetables on the website www.tper.it

by car: located in restricted traffic zone ZTL. Ring road exits  n. 11/11bis direction city center.

full € 5.00, reduction € 3.00 (visitors over 65, visitors from 18 to 25, groups of min. 10 people, Comune di Bologna Youth Card and Family Card holders, special agreements)
Free admission: first Sunday of each month, young people up to 18, university students with membership card, classes of secondary schools, 2 leaders for each school group, 1 leader for each group of 10 people, 1 adult with a child who attends workshops planned by the museum, tourist guides with badge, journalists with badge, disabled people and their helpers, Icom members, special agreements, people as indicated in clause 4, paragraph 3, letter a, b, d, e, f, g, h, i – Decree n. 507 dating 11/12/1997 and further modifications  (also students and teachers of  Conservatory and other schools as specified in the letter h of the decree), Musei Metropolitani Card owners, Bologna Welcome Card owners.

Tuesday - Sunday 9.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. Closing days: Mondays and Midweek Holidays, 1st May, 25th December, 1st January.

October 4th, 2016: 9am - 1pm; November 1st, 2016: closed.

Individual or group guided visits but only following initiatives promoted by the Direction of the Museum or by telephone booking; book-shop; didactic section; audiovisual and conference room; exhibition room; historical and museum advising for bibliographical and documentary research. Documents and objects can be borrowed by Bodies and Associations for the organization of exhibitions

Museo Civico del Risorgimento e Museo di Casa Carducci