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Culture and History

Museums and art galleries

There are more than fifty museums in Bologna that conserve rich heritage unique both for the quality of the master pieces and their thematic and time diversity. You are free to make your itinerary choosing from the most classic to the most curious and surprising museums.

Museo per la memoria di Ustica

Museo per la memoria di Ustica

The Museum for the Memory of Ustica, realized by Christian Boltanski, was created through the dedication of Association for Relatives of the Victims of Ustica.

Museo Internazionale e Biblioteca della Musica

Museo Internazionale e Biblioteca della Musica

The International Museum and Library of Music opened in 2004. It is located in the historical centre of Bologna inside Palazzo Sanguinetti. The wonderfully painted salons house a collection of important historical documents: treaties, volumes, librettos, letters, manuscripts and original scores donated by Giambattista Martini.

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Museo Civico d'Arte Industriale e Quadreria Davia Bargellini

Museo Civico d'Arte Industriale e Quadreria Davia Bargellini

While small, this collection is especially varied, including furniture, metals, glass works, ceramics, textiles, woodworking; it is a sort of anthology of applied and decorative art. The paintings on display belong largely to the Bargellini family, avid art collectors since the 1500s.