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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

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: 3/05/2020 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

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

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

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

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

Paola Paganelli - Condannati alla follia

n the Open Box space of the Magi’900 Museum the artist Paola Paganelli faces the theme of madness, which is so dear to art, from the uncomfortable point of view of the complaint of distant events.

start date: 6/10/2019 final date: 3/11/2019 address: Museo Magi 900 - Via Rusticana a/1 ph: +390516861545 email: website: hours: Tuesday – Sunday: 10 am – 6 pm Monday closed. entrance:

Free entrance

Genius at war in the age of Leonardo, Michelangelo, Dürer

To commemorate the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci, the Polo Museale is pleased to present an exhibition hosted by the Pinacoteca Nazionale and titled “Genius at war in the age of Leonardo, Michelangelo, Dürer”, focusing on the artist’s unique abilities as an engineer, particularly in the fields of cities’ defensive systems and attack strategies with artillery. 

start date:10/10/2019 final date: 7/01/2020 address: Pinacoteca Nazionale - via delle belle arti 56 rif map iat: c-5 ph: +390514209467 email: website: hours: Opening hours Tue-Sun 8:30 am-7:30 pm / Mon closed entrance:

Opening hours and prices
Tue-Sun 8:30 am-7:30 pm / Mon closed
Tickets: full price 8 euro – reduced to 6 euro with the ticket of the exhibition “Leonardo, anatomy of drawings” hosted by the Palazzo Poggi Museum.
Discounted ticket for holders of the Bologna Metropolitan Museum Card and the Bologna Welcome Card: 2 €
Discounted ticket for visitors aged 18 to 25: 2 €
Free for all citizens under the age of 18
For information and rates please contact Prospectiva: - +39 338 5963177 (Mon-Fri from 4 pm to 6 pm)

Un passato presente. L’Antica Compagnia dei Lombardi in Bologna

The exhibition, curated by Massimo Medica and Silvia Battistini, is dedicated to the old military company founded in 1162 and still existing in our city.

start date:12/10/2019 final date: 2/02/2020 address: Collezioni Comunali d’Arte - Palazzo d’Accursio, Piazza Maggiore 6 rif map iat: D-4 ph: 051 2193998 / 051 2193631 email: website: hours: From Tuesday to Sunday and holidays from 10am to 6:30pm entrance:

Full price: € 6,00 

Reduced price: € 3,00 


Conferences, round tables, shows, workshops, concerts, guided tours and exhibitions will enliven squares, streets, cloisters, palaces and churches of Bologna and its territory.

start date:19/10/2019 final date:27/10/2019 address: sedi varie/different venues ph: +39 051 2091607 email: website: hours: From 9.00 to 19.30 (for events: conferences, conventions, conferences, workshops) From 8.30pm to 11.30pm (for events: music and other artistic performances) entrance:

Promoted and organized by the International Center for Didactics of History and Heritage (DIPAST), University of Bologna.
All events, unless expressly indicated, are free.

Five masterpieces from a collection 1985-1995

The exhibition FIVE MASTERPIECES FROM A COLLECTION 1985-1995 showcases the historical heart of the works of artists from "School of San Lorenzo", belonging to a prestigious private collection.

start date:19/10/2019 final date:10/01/2020 address: Via d'Azeglio, 55 ph: +390516449845 email: website: hours: Opening: October 19th 2019, h 7pm Tuesday - Saturday 10:30am/1 pm and 4/8 pm entrance:

Free admission

Anonymous and vernacular photos 20s-40s

Spazio e Immagini gallery presents a selection of anonymous and vernacular photographs from the 20s to the 40s of the last century. A look at Italians on this side and beyond the photographic lens with exotic travel, fashion, beach tourism and more.

start date:22/10/2019 final date:31/10/2019 address: via Solferino 6/a rif map iat: E-3 ph: +393389776097 email: website: hours: Tuesday- Wednesday-Thursday: h. 4.30pm/7.00pm Friday- Saturday: 3.30pm/7.00pm Or by appointment entrance:

free enrty

Bologna Underground

Canali di Bologna takes the opportunity to organize guided tours of the Bologna underground!

start date:22/10/2019 final date:31/10/2019 address: Largo Caduti del Lavoro, 5/a rif map iat: B-3 ph: +393420167397 email: website: hours: 18:30-20:30 entrance:

only on reservation for a fee

Limited seats, reservations required at: 342/0167397

Rates: Contribution of € 12.00 per person (No admission for children under 14), € 15.00 visits with a show. Duration: 1 hour and 30 Meeting point: Largo caduti del lavoro, 5 / a - Bologna

Gender Bender International Festival - 17th edition

From 23rd October to 3rd November, Gender Bender comes back to Bologna with 120 events including dance performances, movies, literature, workshops and much more.

start date:23/10/2019 final date: 3/11/2019 address: Via Don Minzoni, 18 rif map iat: B-2 ph: +393336086910 email: website: hours: Daily events from 11am to 11.30pm. Schedule times are variable following daily programming. Info point @ Cassero LGBTI Center (via Don Minzoni, 18) from Mon to Sun from 10am to 1pm and from 2pm to 7pm entrance:

Dance performances and movie screenings have different ticket prices. Discounts are provided upon specificities.
All other events are free entry and open to the audience.

Quartetto Lyskamm

The String Quartet according to the musical avant-gardes of the late twentieth century.

Date:23/10/2019 address: Oratorio di San Filippo Neri, Bologna rif map iat: C-4 ph: +390516493397 email: website: hours: 8.30 pm entrance:

€ 22,00