Palazzo Fava. Palazzo delle Esposizioni

Palazzo Fava, Exhibition Centre, takes up a surface of over 2600 square metres and is regularly used as an exhibition centre. The layout project, signed by Arch. Michele De Lucchi, covers 4 show floors divided as follows:
- ground floor: modern art collection (liberty room) where, among the others, you can find works by Umberto Boccioni, Giacomo Balla, Gino Severini, Felice Casorati, Mario Sironi, Giorgio de Chirico, Filippo de Pisis, Giorgio Morandi, Arturo Martini and Lucio Fontana, and contemporary art collection (following room) including works by Alberto Viani, Marco Tirelli, Enrico Castellani, Gianni Dessì, Nicola Samorì, belonging to the Fondazione Carisbo;
- main floor with frescoes by the Carracci: Ludovico, Agostino and Annibale carried out the first major cycle of frescoes of their careers, the paintings cycle about The Argonautica and the stories of Medea inside Jason’s Room, completed in 1584. Inside the so-called Aenea’s Room, paintings dating back to 1593 show the stories of Aeneas, drawn from the second and third book of the Aeneid. Since its opening, the palace has housed the collections of ancient art belonging to the Fondazione Carisbo and other exhibitions of ancient art collections, too;
- second floor and third floor: exhibition rooms destined to temporary and versatile exhibitions such as some of the exhibits organized by Philippe Daverio.


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

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Palazzo Fava. Palazzo delle Esposizioni

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



How to get here:

by bus: lines and timetables on the website

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 21st, 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


- 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


Audio guides, guided tours and teaching workshops > for information further details on the website