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 July 12th to September 28th, 2014 - on the occasion of the exhibition Antico e Moderno – Dal Trecento all’Ottocento  - admission is free.

 

One daily ticket (valid 24 hours from first entry validation) 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 30% € 7,00
- over 65

 

Reduction 50% € 5,00
- groups over 15 people
- University students (with card)
- Agencies and special agreements

 

Free
- teenagers up to 18 years
- disabled people with escort
- 1 tour leader per group over 15 people
- 2 tour leader per class
- journalists on the register with valid card
- ICOM members - International Council of Museums
- 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)

Special agreements

Opening time:

Tuesday - Sunday 10.00 am - 7.00 pm. Closed on Monday, 25th December, 1st January.

Closed from August 4th to 25th, 2014 included