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Palazzo Fava. Palazzo delle Esposizioni

last update date: 23/03/2015, 12:35

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.


Palazzo Fava. Palazzo delle Esposizioni

Via Manzoni 2 - 40121 Bologna (BO)

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:

Unless otherwise stated in the case of exhibitions:
which allows visitors to enter:
- Palazzo Fava. Palazzo delle Esposizioni
- Palazzo Pepoli. Museo della Storia di Bologna
- San Colombano. Collezione Tagliavini

 Full price € 12,00; Reduction  € 8,00 ( over 65 and special agreements);  Reduction € 6,00 (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 ONLY FOR PALAZZO FAVA OR FOR SAN COLOMBANO COLLEZIONE TAGLIAVINI: Full € 7; Reduction € 5,00 (over 65, special agreements, students and groups); Free same categories of the combined ticket.

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


TICKET ONLY FOR PALAZZO PEPOLI including the exhibition "Il viaggio oltre la vita. Gli Etruschi e l'aldilà tra capolavori e realtà virtuale" (25 October 2014-19 April 2015)
Full € 10; Reduction € 7,00 (over 65, special agreements), Reduction € 5 (students and groups); Free same categories of the combined ticket.


TICKET ONLY FOR PALAZZO FAVA including the exhibition "Da Cimabue a Morandi. Felsina Pittrice"(14 February - 17 May 2015)
Full €12; reduction €9; details
With the exhibition admission ticket it is possible to buy a special combined ticket at the cost of € 4 only, which allows to visit Palazzo Pepoli Museo della Storia di Bologna and San Colombano Collezione Tagliavini too.


On the occasion of  exhibit “Da Cimabue a Morandi. Felsina Pittrice”, a special card of € 3.00 is available at  the ticket offices of  Palazzo Fava and of some museums of Istituzione Bologna Musei. This card will allow the entrance with the reduced ticket both at the exhibition and at the permanent collections and temporary exhibits at Museo Civico Medievale, Collezioni Comunali d'Arte, MAMbo - Museo d'Arte Moderna di Bologna, Museo Morandi, Museo internazionale e biblioteca della musica and  Museo Davia Bargellini.

Opening time:

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


On the occasion of the exhibition "Da Cimabue a Morandi. Felsina Pittrice":
Monday 12pm-7pm; Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday 9am-7pm; Friday and Saturday 9am-8pm.

Special openings:
Sunday, April 5 (Easter): 9am - 8pm
Monday, April 6:
9am - 8pm
Saturday, April 25: 9am - 8pm
Friday, May 1: 9am - 8pm


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