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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 della Sanità e dell'Assistenza di Bologna

Museo della Sanità e dell'Assistenza di Bologna

The complex of Santa Maria della Vita (where you can see the wonderful "Compianto del Cristo Morto" made by Nicolò dell'Arca), is one of the most important baroque monuments in Bologna and it is evidence of the old activity of the Battuti's Confraternity.

Quadreria Zambeccari

Quadreria Zambeccari

The picture gallery Zambeccari is now one of the most important collections of Bologna. Here there are works of the masters of the emiliana school such as Lodovico Carracci, Guercino, Albani, Crespi, Passerotti, Tiarini, Mastelletta, Franceschini, Pasinelli and Creti.

Raccolta Lercaro

Raccolta Lercaro

The original core of the "Raccolta Lercaro" dates back to 1971, when four artists from Bologna (Aldo Borgonzoni, Pompilio Mandelli, Enzo Pasqualini, Ilario Rossi) donated some of their works to Cardinal Giacomo Lercaro (1891-1976), Archbishop Emeritus of Bologna, on the occasion of his eightieth birthday.

La Quadreria. Palazzo Rossi Poggi Marsili

La Quadreria. Palazzo Rossi Poggi Marsili

A selection of paintings by Italian masters from the Sixteenth to the Eighteenth century, belonging to the ancient Charities, gathered in ASP Città di Bologna,  public company for personal services.