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Promenade a Bologna

Promenade of the permanent collections

Visit Bologna and create your own individual promenade. You can decide to begin from prehistoric or Roman times or head straight to contemporary art, passing through the Middle Ages and pausing to admire the 18th century frescoed salons surrounded by antique musical instruments, or marvel at the bottles of Giorgio Morandi and at the polyptych of Giotto or even fall asleep in an Egyptian sarcophagus.

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Horemheb tomb relief

Museo Civico Archeologico

Horemheb tomb relief

Basement floor, Egyptian collection, Calcare, Saqqara: tomb of Horemheb, 18th dynasty: reign of Tutankhamen (1332-1323 BC), Palagi Collection

Flowers (V.706)

MUSEO MORANDI

Flowers (V.706)

Giorgio Morandi (1890–1964) 1950, oil on canvas, 36x30 cm, Istituzione Bologna Musei | Museo Morandi

Ark of Giovanni d’Andrea

Museo Civico Medievale

Ark of Giovanni d’Andrea

Bolognese sculptor active in the mid 14th century (Jacopo Lanfrani?), sandstone, originally in the church of San Domenico

Ruth

Collezioni Comunali d'Arte

Ruth

Francesco Hayez (Venice, 1791–Milan, 1882), oil on canvas, 1835

Jacquard loom

Museo del Tessuto e della Tappezzeria "Vittorio Zironi"

Jacquard loom

Telaio Jaquard, 18th century

Imponderabilia

MAMBO - Museo d'Arte Moderna di Bologna

Imponderabilia

Marina Abramovic (Belgrade, 1946) / Ulay (Solingen, 1943), 1977, video of the performance held at the Galleria Comunale d'Arte Moderna di Bologna
MAMbo permanent collection
Polittico of Bologna

Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna in S. Ignazio

Polittico of Bologna

Giotto (c.1267-1337), Tempera and gold on wood 146.5x217cm

Acquamanile

Museo Civico Medievale

Acquamanile

Bronze, 12th cent. Lower Saxony or Mosan region

Statue of Nero

Museo Civico Archeologico

Statue of Nero

Marble, probably Greek Pentelic marble mid 1st century A.D. Atrium/plaque from Bologna, Piazza Celestini 

Mercury and Paris

Collezioni Comunali d'Arte Palazzo d'Accursio

Mercury and Paris

Donato Creti (1671 - 1749). Donated by Collina Sbaraglia to the Senate, 1744

Le due Torri: Garisenda e degli Asinelli

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Le due Torri: Garisenda e degli Asinelli

The two towers Garisenda and Asinelli are the traditional symbol of Bologna, strategically standing where the old Aemilian way entered the town. In the late 12th century, at least one hundred towers dotted the town's skyline, but today only twenty have survived the ravages of fire, warfare and lightning.