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Promenade a Bologna

Promenade dedicated to cinema

A large film library, festivals and events as well as world-class restoration and conservation centres. The seventh art made Bologna its home. 

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Sotto le Stelle del Cinema 2018

18/06/2018 - 15/08/2018 Piazza Maggiore

Sotto le Stelle del Cinema 2018

Nights of great cinema in Piazza Maggiore from 18th June to 15th August , with the film program proposed by Cineteca di Bologna.

Chiesa di Santa Maria dei Servi

Chiesa di Santa Maria dei Servi

Edipo Re by Pier Paolo Pasolini (1967)
An epilogue scene is set under the portico of the Basilica of Santa Maria dei Servi (strada Maggiore, 43), along which the present-day blind Oedipus wanders together with his faithful beggar Anghelos (Ninetto Davoli).

Pier Paolo Pasolini

Pier Paolo Pasolini

Bologna owes Pier Paolo Pasolini a lot. Poet, narrator, essayist, film maker and playwright, he was one of the most acute and profound observer of our time.

Arena Puccini

14/06/2018 - 6/09/2018

Arena Puccini

From mid-June to the beginning of September the open-air cinema in the park of DLF proposes the best of the latest cinema season, as well as conversations with directors and actors.

Cineteca di Bologna - Ex Manifattura Tabacchi

Cineteca di Bologna - Ex Manifattura Tabacchi

Cineteca di Bologna is located in the ex-Manifattura Tabacchi. Most of the activities offered by the Cineteca take place in Piazzetta Pier Paolo Pasolini, the area where the municipal slaughterhouse used to be, thus creating a kind of audiovisual “cittadella” (a little city).

Casa natale di Gino Cervi

Casa natale di Gino Cervi

A plaque at the corner between via Cartoleria and via S. Stefano commemorates the birth of Gino Cervi on 3rd May 1901.

Mercato Ritrovato - Farmers' market

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Mercato Ritrovato - Farmers' market

Every week it is possible to buy directly from the producer: season fruits and vegetables, bread and bakery products, hams and salamis, poultry, jams, cheese, pasta, beer and wine.

Manifattura delle Arti

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Manifattura delle Arti

Manifattura delle Arti (Arts Factory) covers an area of 100,000 square m. It was the city's port between the Renaissance and the 19th century, and with its canals, it was also the mercantile and manufacturing heart of Bologna's economy until the end of the 17th century.

Bologna and the Cinema

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Bologna and the Cinema

The film which launches Bologna as an architectural set at a national level is Hanno rubato un tram (They stole a tram) (1954). The comedy, directed by and starring in the lead role Aldo Fabrizi, is shot in a black and white tonality which enhances the monumental scenery of the town.