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Mobility impairment or difficulty of movement
The Monumental Cemetery of Bologna is located just outside the medieval city walls.
Visitors in wheelchair are advised to use the entrance on via Certosa n. 18 (directions in Google Maps). The Pietà Hall, Cloister VII and the Gallery of Angels are not accessible due to the presence of steps. Given how large Certosa di Bologna is and the kind of ground on which it was built, not all areas can be easily reached. Please read the detailed attached file for a suggested accessible tour that takes you to the must-sees.
An autonomous visit is possible given the predominantly visual enjoyment of the works exhibited outdoors. However, the size of the area is such that in the absence of precise information it can be complex to reach the monuments of artistic value and understand their meaning and importance. A useful tool therefore is the informative brochure with a map of the 33 most significant tombs, but the advanced level of the language used for the historical information does not facilitate the understanding of the text. There is no luminous or visual notification provided when the cemetery closes so there is a risk of being locked inside.
The cemetery includes sculpted works that can be tactilely explored independently, but the visit is greatly improved if accompanied by a guide. There are no explanatory captions or other expository devices in black or Braille or large print.
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Summer (from 1/3 to 2/11): from 7.00am to 6.00pm
Winter: (from 3/11 to 28/02): from 8.00am to 5.00pm