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Upper School

Piazza Galvani, 1 - 40124 Bologna (BO)

Phone +39 051 276811

Fax +39 051 261160

Reference maps: D-4

Date of last update: 23/01/2020, 11:21

The Palace was commissioned by Cardinal Borromeo between 1562 and 1563 and designed by architect Antonio Morandi, known as Terribilia. It housed the University lecture halls (Law and Arts) and was the seat of the University until 1803. In 1838, it became home to the Municipal Library.

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 direction city center.

Admission ticket to Anatomical Theatre and Stabat Mater Hall € 3
(if not occupied by events)

Free admission:

  • Tourist guides with badge
  • Journalist with badge
  • 1 person for each group of 10 people
  • Classes of secondary schools
  • 2 people for each school group
  • Young people up to 18 years old
  • Disabled people and their helpers
  • Icom members with valid card
  • Card Cultura owners

Palace (courtyard and open gallery)
Monday to Friday 9 am - 7 pm
Saturday 10 am - 7 pm
Sunday and holidays 10 am - 2 pm

Access to the library: see opening hours

Anatomical Theatre and Stabat Mater Hall (if not occupied by events)
Monday to Friday 10 am - 6 pm
Saturday 10 am - 7 pm
Sunday and holidays 10 am - 2 pm

Sunday 8 December from 10am to 6pm
25 December CLOSED
Thursday 26 December from 10am to 6pm
Wednesday 1 January from 2pm to 6pm
Monday 6 January from 10am to 6pm