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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: 27/11/2019, 12:51

Palazzo Fava, Exhibition Centre, takes up a surface of over 2600 square metres and is regularly used as an exhibition centre. The layout project, signed by Arch. Michele De Lucchi, covers 4 show floors divided as follows:

- ground floor: modern art collection (Liberty room) where, among the others, you can find works by Umberto Boccioni, Giacomo Balla, Gino Severini, Felice Casorati, Mario Sironi, Giorgio de Chirico, Filippo de Pisis, Giorgio Morandi, Arturo Martini and Lucio Fontana, and contemporary art collection (following room) including works by Alberto Viani, Marco Tirelli, Enrico Castellani, Gianni Dessì, Nicola Samorì, belonging to the Fondazione Carisbo;

- main floor with frescoes by the Carracci: Ludovico, Agostino and Annibale carried out the first major cycle of frescoes of their careers, the paintings cycle about The Argonautica and the stories of Medea inside Jason’s Room, completed in 1584. Inside the so-called Aenea’s Room, paintings dating back to 1593 show the stories of Aeneas, drawn from the second and third books of the Aeneid. Since its opening, the palace has housed the collections of ancient art belonging to the Fondazione Carisbo and other exhibitions of ancient art collections, too;

- second floor and third floor: exhibition rooms destined to temporary and versatile exhibitions such as some of the exhibits organized by Philippe Daverio.


Palazzo Fava. Exhibition Centre is part of the cultural, artistic and museum itinerary Genus Bononiae. Musei nella Città.

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

Openings and closings on holidays 2019-2020

Sunday 8 December 2019 10am – 7pm
Tuesday 24 December 2019 10am – 4pm
Wednesday 25 December 2019 10am – 7pm
Thursday 26 December 2019 10am – 7pm
Tuesday 31 December 2019 10am – 4pm
Wednesday 1 Jannuary 2020 10am – 7pm
Monday 6 Jannuary 2020 10am – 7pm