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Casa Morandi

Via Fondazza 36 - 40125 Bologna (BO)

Phone +39 051 6496611

Fax +39 051 6496600

Reference maps: E-6

Date of last update: 04/12/2019, 11:33

To the extraordinary patrimony of the Gallery of Modern Art, of which the MAMbo - Museum of Modern Art of Bologna is the centrepiece, the Morandi Museum, Villa delle Rose and more recently the Memorial Museum Ustica, the house in which the artist lived and worked until 1964 has also been added.

In 1933 the artist and his family moved to Via Fondazza No. 36. Morandi chose the room overlooking the courtyard for himself; being the most secluded and the one which allows the light to enter from the window to the left. The window opens onto the garden with the flower bed, the olive tree and the roofs touched by the air from the hills. This familiar view can be seen in many of his paintings.

In this studio/room, the artist spent his time in reflection, working and relaxing, in an uninterrupted dialogue with his own reality and images.  It is a microcosm that never lacked anything that interested him and that in his simplicity became the place of his artworks and the indispensable condition for his creative endeavours. The studio, the atmosphere, the original objects come to life inside the apartment in via Fondazza, which, expanding the rich exhibition path of the Morandi Museum, becomes a place for the in-depth study of Giorgio Morandi's artwork. 

Audio-video installations, multimedia technologies, the library and numerous documents that belonged to the artist are available to the public. 

A reading room welcomes scholars, while a multi-purpose space hosts meetings, seminars and cultural initiatives. 

The restoration work was carried out thanks to the support of the Municipality of Bologna and Unindustria Bologna, based upon a project by the Iosa Ghini architectural firm

by bus: lines and timetables on the website www.tper.it

by car: located in restricted traffic zone ZTL. Ring road exits n. 11/11bis-12 direction city center.

Visits by appointment (information and reservations 051 6496611 or casamorandi@comune.bologna.it)

From October 1st, 2016 Casa Morandi will be open by appointment as specified below:

October - May
Friday - Saturday 2pm - 4pm; Sunday 11am - 1pm

June - September
Friday - Saturday 5pm - 7pm; Sunday 11am - 1pm

Reservation requested at +39 051 6496611 (reservation will be received until 1 pm of the Wednesday before the visit)

For schools, visits by appointment (edubolognamusei@comune.bologna.it).  Info +39 051 2757209 Monday - Wednesday - Friday: 9am - 1pm

Closed on August 15th.


telefono +39 051 6496653 - ufficiostampamambo@comune.bologna.it

Casa Morandi