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The Luigi Fantini archaeological museum of Monterenzio and the archaeological site of Monte Bibele

last update date: 26/06/2015, 12:36
Not far from Bologna, in the municipality of Monterenzio, there is the archaeological area of Monte Bibele, a place unique in its kind for biodiversity and human activity that constitutes a point of reference for the understanding and study of Celtic-Italic settlements in the Apennines and of the presence of the Celts in Italy.
Nearby there is the Luigi Fantini Museum which mainly focusses on the Etruscan-Celtic settlement discovered in the late '70s.
Excavations have brought to light a hilltop village which flourished from the early 4th to early 2nd centuries BC, complete with necropolis consisting of about one hundred and seventy graves, all characterized by rich grave goods, visible inside the museum.

In 2010 the museum opened a tactile section specially dedicated to sight-impaired visitors.


The Luigi Fantini archaeological museum of Monterenzio and the archaeological site of Monte Bibele

Via del Museo, 2 - 40050 Monterenzio (BO)

Phone +39 051 929766

How to get here:

By car  - from Bologna:  S.S. 9 (Via Emilia) until Idice San Lazzaro di Savena turn right along the SP 7 (Valle dell'Idice) to Monterenzio.

By bus - from the bus station in Bologna:
     * Line 916 Bologna-Monterenzio-S.Benedetto Q.-Monghidoro (stops, timetable and rates:
     * Line 918 - Bologna-Monterenzio-S.Benedetto Q.-Loiano

Entrance notes:

full 3 euros - reductions 2 euros.
free ticket: children till 6 years old and disabled, turistic, and school parties accompaniers.
Daily ticket (valid until closing time)
full ticket 7 € - reduced ticket* 5 €
*reduced ticket: children between 6 and 14 years old, University of Bologna's students, school parties.

Card € 40 details

Opening time:

Wednesday and Thursday: 9.00am - 1.00pm; Saturday and Sunday: 10.00am - 6.00pm; Tuesday and Friday: by appointment.
Closing days: Mondays, 1 January, Easter, 15 August, 25 and 26 December. Special openings (10am - 6pm): January 6, Easter Monday, April 25, May 1, June 2, November 1, December 8.


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