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Promenade a Bologna

Promenade of the UNESCO City of Music

Bologna was named "UNESCO creative city of Music" in 2006 - and perhaps this promenade will show you why. Bologna offers a wealth of concerts and opera, a wide variety of jazz and contemporary music events, as well as a high level of nightclubs where the music of tomorrow is played today. In the background, you can just hear the voices of Dalla, Carboni, Cremonini, to cite but a few among the most famous Italian pop singers.
As for history - why not try out the thrill of feeling like Farinelli, Rossini, or Mozart as a young student? They all stayed here from the 1600s to 1800s.
Music has always had a central role in Bologna. Institutions like the G.B. Martini Conservatory, the International museum and library of music and the 18th century Teatro Comunale (City Theatre) are proof of the city's extraordinary musical history.
What's more, the region also has a deep tradition in the construction of musical instruments: string instruments and ocarinas are crafted in Budrio but are known world-wide thanks to the museum that is named after them.

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Teatro Comunale di Bologna

Teatro Comunale di Bologna

In 1756 the Bolognese Senate, thanks to Cardinal Lambertini's concrete involvement, assigned the task to design a new theatre to the famous stage designer and architect Antonio Galli Bibiena. The theatre was inaugurated in 1763 with the new opera 'Il Trionfo di Clelia' by Metastasio with music by Gluck and stage scenes by Bibiena.

Museo dell'Ocarina

Museum

Museo dell'Ocarina

A museum dedicated to ocarina, the worldwide famous terracotta flute: instruments, sheet music and pictures tell a century of history of the wind instrument created in Budrio.

Collezione Tagliavini

Museum

Collezione Tagliavini

This collection of ancient musical instruments was donated to the city by Maestro Luigi Ferdinando Tagliavini, Bolognese organist and musicologist. The collection is unique for the prestige and sheer number of objects, including collections of folk and wind instruments from the 16th to 19th centuries; clavichords; organs; harpsichords, spinets and pianos.

150 Rossini

9/01/2018 - 11/12/2018 Bologna

150 Rossini

Bologna, the city that adopted Gioachino Rossini, celebrates the 150th anniversary of the great master’s  death with concerts, events, guided tours and much more.

Lucio Dalla

Lucio Dalla

Every day at 6 pm, just after the strokes of Palazzo d'Accursio's clock, Lucio Dalla comes back in hearth of Bologna with one of his manifold songs.

Montagnola 360

2/06/2018 - 30/09/2018 Parco della Montagnola

Montagnola 360

The historic Montagnola park welcomes a summer event calendar that combines music and food.

ROBOT 10

09/2018 - Palazzo Re Enzo, Ex-GAM, Link

ROBOT 10

roBOt Festival is an international event born in Bologna in 2008 dedicated to electronic music and visual arts, featuring concerts, dj sets, perfomances, projections, digital installations.

Il sabato all'Accademia 2018

17/03/2018 - 24/11/2018 Accademia Filarmonica

Il sabato all'Accademia 2018

For the chamber season 2018 of Accademia Filarmonica di Bologna, ten afternoon concerts in Sala Mozart, also including the participation of the Orchestra Mozart soloists.

Renzo Arbore

5/11/2018 Teatro Europauditorium

Renzo Arbore

Renzo Arbore – The Italian Orchestra is back to entertain the audience with the many joyful sounds of Neapolitan music, together with a lively orchestra and a talented chorus of proud Italian voices.

Giardini al CUBO 2018

3/07/2018 - 18/09/2018 Piazza Sergio Vieira de Mello

Giardini al CUBO 2018

The new edition of “Giardini al CUBO” offers extraordinary guests to give life to a summer full of  events and live concerts in the wonderful frame of the raised square in Via Stalingrado. 

Covo Club

Covo Club

The most “classic” of Bologna’s rock clubs. There is a large room dedicated to live music with a large schedule of international concerts.

Estragon

Estragon

The Estragon is a polyvalent room. It is often the exclusive place hosting international and national artists' concerts ranging from rock to songwriters, and hip hop to metal. It features dance nights (most of which are free).

Una serata a teatro - Don Giovanni

Complete your promenade with

Una serata a teatro - Don Giovanni

For all music lovers, this is your chance to take part in the exclusive Opera Don Giovanni at the prestigious Teatro Comunale di Bologna.