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Must-attend city events

Chagall. Sogno e Magia

An exhibition dedicated to the great Russian artist Chagall will open on September 20th at Palazzo Albergati in Bologna. 

start date:20/09/2019 final date: 1/03/2020 address: Palazzo Albergati - via Saragozza 28 rif map iat: E-2 ph: +39051 030141 email: website: hours: Opening times Every day from 10am to 8pm (Ticket office closes 1h before) Special openings 1 november 10.00am – 8.00pm 8 December 10.00am – 8.00pm 24 December 10.00am – 5.00pm 25 December 4.00pm – 8.00pm 26 December 10.00am – 8.00pm 31 December 10.00am – 5.00pm 1 January 10.00am – 8.00pm 6 January 10.00am – 8.00pm entrance:

Full price with audioguide € 15.00
Full price € 14.00

Reduced price with audioguide € 13.00
Reduced price € 12.00

For Bologna Welcome Card holders:
Special reduced price with audioguide € 11.00
Special reduced price: € 10.00

Trekking col treno 2019

Exploring the Bologna surroundings on foot, by bike, by train and by bus

start date: 3/03/2019 final date: 1/12/2019 address: luoghi vari email: website: hours: see detailed programme entrance:

Participation is open to everybody. Fee: 2 euros for CAI members, 5 euros for non-members. The fee doesn’t include transports, that are at the expense of the participant.

Ayrton Magico, the soul beyond the limits

The multimedia exhibition takes place at MAICC, Imola, and is devoted to the life of the great driver Ayrton Senna, a perfet combination of myth amd innovation, history and technology.

start date:10/04/2019 final date:30/11/2019 address: P.zza Ayrton Senna da Silva, 3 ph: +390542 655143 email: website: hours: Monday,  Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 11am-7pm Saturday, Sunday and holidays 10am-8pm Tuesday closed entrance:

Info and tickets on

De Chirico out of the frame.

An ensemble of 19 bronze sculptures by Giorgio de Chirico with prestigious graphic works and installation of light panels from the Metaphysical Museum (Museo Documentario della Metafisica) in Ferrara.

start date:13/04/2019 final date:31/12/2019 address: Museo Magi '900 - Via Rusticana a/1 Pieve di Cento (Bo) ph: +39 0516861545 email: website: hours: Tuesday – Sunday: 10 am – 6 pm Last admission one hour before closing time. Monday and public holiday days closed. Closed July 26 - August 31 entrance:

Full price €10,00
Reduced (over 65, under 18, students with ID, teachers with ID, card Musei Metropolitani Bologna, Bologna Welcome Card) €7


The FONDAZIONE MAST presents the exhibition that investigates the impact of humankind on the planet as conveyed through the photographs, films and immersive augmented reality installations.

start date:16/05/2019 final date: 5/01/2020 address: MAST - via Speranza, 42 rif map iat: L-8 ph: +39 051 6104846 email: website: hours: Tuesday - Sunday 10 am – 7 pm entrance:

Free admission

Vivaldi. My life, my music

A great immersive show that tells the story of the life and works of Antonio Vivaldi, one of the best known and most played composers in the world.

start date:24/05/2019 final date: 3/11/2019 address: Via Manzoni 2, Bologna rif map iat: C-4 email: hours: Monday: closed From Tuesday to Sunday: 10am-7pm Last entry 6pm entrance:

Open € 18
Full price € 15
Reduced price € 12
Reduced Bologna Welcome Card € 7,50

Leonardo Da Vinci: il San Girolamo

The exhibition aims to guide the visitor towards the discovery and understanding of a different approach to the strange artistic conception of Leonardo da Vinci.

start date:26/08/2019 final date:15/12/2019 address: BASILICA DI S.PETRONIO c/o CAMPANILE -Via De Pignattari 9 -Bo ph: +393701397502 email: website: hours: Guided tours : Venerdì ore 18:00 Sabato ore 17:00 Domenica ore 17:00 Durata della visita 90 mn entrance:

Visite guidate solo in italiano, salvo preavviso per gruppi di almeno 10 persone

Tracce di Dolce Vita between chronicle and myth

The exhibition presents a selection of 35 original vintage photos from and around the film  directed by Federico Fellini La Dolce Vita (1960), centered on the birth and the emergence, of a new photographic aesthetic born and raised among the columns of the Newspapers chronicle between the 50’s and 60’s and then made myth by Fellini's cinema.

start date: 6/09/2019 final date:12/10/2019 address: Spazio e Immagini - via Solferino 6/a Bologna ph: +393389776097 email: hours: from Tuesday to Saturday: h. 15.30/19.00 or by appointment entrance:


Alessandro Guardassoni (1819-1888). A Bolognese painter between Romanticism and devotion

The city of Bologna pays homage to Alessandro Guardassoni (1819-1888) with a wide programme of initiatives.

start date:14/09/2019 final date:19/01/2020 address: Collezioni Comunali d’Arte - Palazzo d’Accursio, Piazza Maggiore 6 ph: 051 2193998 / 051 2193631 email: website: hours: Tue-Sun 10am-6:30pm

Professional training, female labour and industry in Bologna, 1946-1970

The exhibition focuses on professional training and female labour in an industrial context with particular attention to the Bologna territory.

start date:15/09/2019 final date:17/11/2019 address: Museo del Patrimonio Industriale - via della Beverara 123 rif map iat: L-10 email: website: hours: from Tuesday to Friday 9 am-1 pm; Saturday and Sunday 10 am-6:30 pm entrance:

Full € 5.00 / Reduced € 3.00

Discovering the architectural and artistic wonders of Bentivoglio

The guides of the Amici delle Acque Association will lead visitors to discover the Castle, Palazzo Rosso and the Mulino di Bentivoglio

start date:29/09/2019 final date: 8/12/2019 address: Via Marconi 5 - Bentivoglio email: website: hours: September 29, 3.00 pm: Molino and Palazzo Rosso October 5, 10.00 am: Castello and Palazzo Rosso November 24, 10.00 am: Castello, Molino and Palazzo Rosso December 8, 10.00 am: Molino and Palazzo Rosso entrance:

Reservations and details:
Rates: € 10.00 per person

Sundays at the Oasis

Ideal walks to observe, discover and learn about the natural aspects of a protected area in the heart of the Bologna plain.

start date:29/09/2019 final date:27/10/2019 address: Via Bassa Degli Albanelli, 13 email: website: hours: The meeting point is in the courtyard in front of the Visitor Center (Via Bassa degli Albanelli, 13 - Bentivoglio), departure of the group of visitors at 10:30 am, duration about 2 hours entrance:

Free entry


On the occasion of the Bologna Design Week , the MAGi'900 museum dedicates an in-depth space to the designer Elena Colombo, winner of the prestigious award named Arte Laguna Prize for her project in the field of social inclusion.


start date:29/09/2019 final date:20/10/2019 address: Via Rusticana a/1 ph: 051/6861545 email: website: hours: Tuesday – Sunday: 10 am – 6 pm. Monday closed. entrance:

Free entrace

I Santi Accanto – Pietas Bononiensis

The project "I Santi Accanto", the Italian for "the Saints next door", gives a contemporary face to Saint men and women that belong to the everyday life.

start date: 1/10/2019 final date:10/11/2019 address: Piazza di Porta Saragozza, 2/a – Bologna rif map iat: E-2 ph: 051-6447421 / 335-6771199 email: website: hours: Tue 9 am / 1 pm – 2pm/5.30 pm Thu 9 am / 1 pm – 2pm/5.30 pm Sat 9 am / 1 pm Sun 10 am / 5pm closed on Mon and Wed entrance:

free entrance

Athletes, knights and top scorers - 3000 and... 110 years of sport from Felsina to Bologna Football Club

An exhibition that celebrates the 110-year history of BFC in the Museo Civico Archeologico, Museo Civico Medievale and Villa delle Rose.

start date: 3/10/2019 final date: 6/01/2020 address: luoghi vari website: entrance:

Full 10€ | Reduced* 5€ 

 The ticket is valid for the 3 locations of the exhibition: Villa delle Rose, Museo Archeologico and Museo Medievale.

 * Under 14, over 60, private groups and school trips, BOLOGNA WELCOME Card holders, Card Musei holders,BFC season pass holders, tourist guides, journalist with pass, disabled people and their helpers. 

Tickets can be purchased online on and at Bologna Welcome Piazza Maggiore

Assoluti d'Italia di Enduro

The last stage of the Italian Championship Assoluti d'Italia-Coppa FMI/Coppa Italia di Enduro (Enduro Absolute Italian Championship-IMF Cup/Enduro Italian Cup) will be performed on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th October. 

start date: 4/10/2019 final date: 6/10/2019 address: Gaggio Montano email: website: hours: - entrance:

Free entry

Cesare Pietroiusti. A Certain Number of Things

A new exhibition is forthcoming at MAMbo – Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna, from October 4 2019 to January 6 2020: Un certo numero di cose / A Certain Number of Things, by Cesare Pietroiusti

start date: 4/10/2019 final date: 6/01/2020 address: MAMbo - Museo d'Arte Moderna di Bologna, via Don Minzoni 14 - Bologna rif map iat: B-2 ph: +39051 6496611 email: website: hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and festivities h 10.00 am - 6.30 pm Thursday h 10 am - 10 pm Closed on Mondays entrance:

full € 6
reduced € 4
Card Musei Metropolitani Bologna € 3

An american dinosaur in Bologna

A wonderful story which deserves to be told: the journey of a young brilliant geologist Giovanni Capellini that led to the extraordinary gift of the Diplodocus in 1909

start date: 4/10/2019 final date:20/01/2020 address: Museo Geologico Capellini - via Zamboni 63, Bologna rif map iat: c-6 ph: +390512094555 email: website: hours: Tuesday - Friday: 9am - 1pm Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays: 10am - 6pm Closed on December 24 and 25, January 1 entrance:

Standard ticket 3€
Reduced-rate tickets 1€: school group without a booked school visit
Free admission: children aged 0 to 6 years; school group with a booked school visit

Alto Reno: in the Centre of the Gothic Line

The municipality of Alto Reno Terme holds this extraordinary event in order to commemorate theese days of struggle in the Apennines.

start date: 5/10/2019 final date: 6/10/2019 address: Porretta Terme ph: +390534521103 email: website: hours: From 9:00 am to 7:00pm entrance:

Free Entry

Piano Clarinet Concerto - Saturday at the Accademia

For the exhibition "Il Sabato all'Accademia" Mariafrancesca Latella, clarinet and musician of the Orchestra Mozart, and Roberto Arosio, piano, will perform music by Debussy, Brahms, Poulenc and Weber.

Date: 5/10/2019 address: Accademia Filarmonica - Via Guerrazzi, 13 rif map iat: D-5 ph: +39051222997 email: website: hours: Sala Mozart, 5 pm entrance:

Bologna Welcome (Piazza Maggiore n.1 / E, Tuesday-Saturday, 1pm-7pm) and on On concert days tickets sold only at the Accademia Filarmonica half an hour before the start.

Dancing with the Moon

An evening dedicated to archeology, folk dances and Irish music immersed in the wooded landscape of Mount Bibele

Date: 5/10/2019 address: Centro Servizi di Monte Bibele, ingresso di via Torre Arabella, da Quinzano (Loiano, BO) imboccare via Zena ph: +393291949532 email: website: hours: 4.30 pm Guided tour with an archaeologist to the Etruscan-Celtic settlement of Monte Bibele 18:00 folk dance stage to follow refreshments 8.30 pm concert and Irish music entrance:

Participation fee for afternoon and evening activities: €15
(members Arc.A Monte Bibele, Card Musei Metropolitani BO, 6-14 years old: €10)

Reservation required