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Palazzo Fava. Palazzo delle Esposizioni

Via Manzoni 2 - 40121 Bologna (BO)

Phone +39 051 19936305

Reference maps: C-3

Date of last update: 19/02/2020, 12:27

The building will be closed until March 12th with reopening on March 13th for a new exhibition set-up.

Opened in January 2011, following the restoration that started in 2007, Palazzo Fava is a historical building in Bologna dating back to the Middle Ages, now transformed in the Palazzo delle Esposizioni.

The building, whose current structure took shape in the Renaissance, was purchased by the ancient Fava family in 1546, who entrusted the decoration of the main floor to the Carraccis with the fresco cycles of the Stories of Jason and Medea (Storie di Giasone e Medea) and the Stories of Aeneas (Storie di Enea). After the Fava-Ghisilieri's ownership, the building first passed on to the Medica family and then to Grand Hotel Majestic (known as the Baglioni in previous times). In 2005 the complex was purchased by the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio in Bologna, which financed its renovation, delivering it to the city as the Palazzo delle Esposizioni.

Today, in fact, there are regular exhibitions, at national and international level, such as Girl with a Pearl Earring (La Ragazza con l’orecchino di perla) and From Cimabue to Morandi-Felsina Painter (Da Cimabue a Morandi-Felsina Pittrice).

The Palazzo Fava. Palazzo delle Esposizioni is part of the cultural, artistic and museum itinerary of Genus Bononiae. Musei nella Città (Museums in the City).

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.

Combined and single tickets are available for all museums of Genus Bononiae. Info on www.genusbononiae.it


Palazzo Pepoli. Museo della Storia di Bologna, Palazzo Fava. Palazzo delle Esposizioni, San Colombano. Collezione Tagliavini, Santa Maria della Vita are part of the Musei Metropolitani Card circuit. details (in Italian)

Tuesday - Sunday 10.00 am - 8.00 pm. Closed on Monday.

In case of temporary exhbition rates and opening hours can change. Please check on genusbononiae.it/palazzi/palazzo-fava/


The independent groups can book the entrance by writing or calling:
didattica@genusbononiae.it | 051 19936329 from Tuesday to Friday from 11am to 4pm

The building will be closed until March 12th with reopening on March 13th for a new exhibition set-up.