Palazzo Fava Ghisilieri (Palazzo Fava. Palazzo delle Esposizioni)

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Palazzo Fava is the third Palace having this name in Via Manzoni. It was built during the Middle Ages thanks to the Fava family who came into its possession in 1546. The architectural building’s paternity is uncertain, but may be ascribed  to Francesco Morandi,  also known as Terribilia. In 1584 Filippo Fava,  who belonged to one of the most important families of Bologna, commissioned  Ludovico, Agostino and Annibale Carracci to paint several rooms on the main floor.  They gave birth to the first major fresco cycle in their career, thus reaching high results in anti -academic naturalism and artistic competence.  At the piano nobile (the main floor) of the palace, fresco cycles telling the stories of Jason and Medea and Enea can be found.

In 2007 the renovation of Palazzo Fava Ghisilieri began (thanks to the Fondazione Cassa di risparmio di Bologna in cooperation with  the Opificio delle Pietre Dure di Firenze and the Soprintendenza per il Patrimonio Storico Artistico e Etnoantropologico di Bologna..

The palace (now known as Palazzo Fava. Palazzo delle Esposizioni) covers an area of more than 2600 square meters and regularly hosts exhibitions.

 

Palazzo Fava. Palazzo delle Esposizioni is part of the cultural, artistic and museum itinerary Genus Bononiae. Musei nella Città.

 

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Palazzo Fava Ghisilieri (Palazzo Fava. Palazzo delle Esposizioni)

Via Manzoni, 2 - 40121 Bologna (BO) map Phone +39 051 19936305
Map coordinates [?]: C-3

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How to get here:

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-12 direction city center.

Entrance notes:

From 25 September 2014:

Combined ticket valid 48 hours which allows visitors to enter:
- Palazzo Fava. Palazzo delle Esposizioni
- Palazzo Pepoli. Museo della Storia di Bologna
- San Colombano. Collezione Tagliavini

 

Full price € 10,00; Reduction  € 7,00 ( over 65 and special agreements);  Reduction € 5,00 (groups - University students); Free ( teenagers up to 18 years - disabled people with helper - 1 tour leader per group - 2 tour leader per class - journalists on the register with valid card - ICOM members - International Council of Museums - Tourist Guides - Bologna Welcome Card owners. Free admission to: - Biblioteca d'Arte e di Storia di San Giorgio in Poggiale - San Michele in Bosco - Casa Saraceni (temporary exhibitions at the groundfloor) - Chiesa di Santa Cristina (on the occasion of concerts)

 

The combined ticket includes an audio guide of the first palace that you are visiting

 

Ticket for one palace: Full € 7; Reduction € 5,00 (over 65, special agreements, University students and groups); Free same categories of the combined ticket.

 

The ticket for one palace doesn't include any additional service

 

Opening time:

Tuesday - Sunday 10.00 am - 7.00 pm. Closed on Monday, 25th December, 1st January. 4/10 + 1/11/2014: 10am - 7pm

 

> 23+24 September 2014 closed