Five concerts for Bologna University students
The 21st edition of MIA – Musica Insieme in Ateneo is particularly aimed at the university students, with masterpieces of the repertoire performed by young talents and great masters.
The construction of the Palace was commissioned by Cardinal Borromeo between 1562 and 1563 and designed by architect Antonio Morandi called Terribilia; it was to house the lecture halls for the University (Law and Arts). Until 1803 it was the seat of the University and since 1838 it is the location of the Civic Library.
The Medieval Museum in Bologna tells a compelling story about the often turbulent history of the city. The fascinating collection of bronze statues, armours, handcrafted objects, illuminated manuscripts and monumental tombs is located inside Palazzo Ghisilardi-Fava, in itself a jewel of city architecture.
This complex was founded in 1364, by Cardinal Egidio Albornoz, to host Spanish students enrolled in the famous university town.
The palace, renovated in the mid 16th century probably by Pellegrino Tibaldi, became the new seat of the National University, after the Napoleonic reform of 1803.
Seat of the Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Agriculture and Crafts, Palazzo della Mercanzia has governed trading and business activities of Bologna since the late 14th century.
The library open its doors to the public in 1756. With the first library decree of the United Italy (1869) the library came to be one of the most important in the country and in 1885 it was officially recognized as of University Status.
Via Zamboni is a historic road situated in the centre of Bologna.It's about 1 km long and it leads from the Two Towers to Porta San Donato, running through the whole university area.
The University of Bologna was probably the first University in the western world. Its history is one of great thinkers in science and the humanities, making it an indispensable point of reference in the panorama of European culture.
The church's origins date to the 5th century. After Napoleon's suppression, it was deconsecrated and used for other purposes. It was restored in 1998 and turned into a lecture hall of the University. The structure of refined elegance overlooks the picturesque parvis.
The University of Bologna Botanical Gardens are one of the oldest in Italy. They were in fact founded in 1568 on the initiative of Ulisse Aldrovandi (1522-1605). After being transferred several times, the gardens finally found their permanent home in Via Irnerio, a short distance away from Via Zamboni.
Discovering the University of Bologna through its places and streets.The University and the city of Bologna are deeply linked by an intense relationship through centuries. When visiting Bologna, it is therefore interesting to see some of historical places and to know some facts that made the University of Bologna famous worldwide.
Avidly visited by the Romantic writers and celebrated for the arts and culinary excellence, Bologna is animated by a cosmopolitan culture that is enriched by the presence of the University.
Bologna stories: Umberto Eco