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Bologna Art Galleries (Self Guided), Bologna

Italy has given the world some of the most talented artistic masters throughout history. Bologna has a fantastic art heritage, one of the most extensive in Italy. Its galleries display priceless patrimonial and contemporary art. This self-guided tour will lead you to the most famous art galleries in Bologna.
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Guide Name: Bologna Art Galleries
Guide Location: Italy » Bologna (See other walking tours in Bologna)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 Km or 1.2 Miles
Author: vickyc
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Municipal Art Collections
  • Galleria D'Arte Maggiore
  • Galleria Forni
  • Galleria De'Foscherari
  • National Art Gallery of Bologna
Municipal Art Collections

1) Municipal Art Collections

Municipal Art Collections, or Collezioni Comunali d'Arte, is located in Palazzo Comunale, on the square of the same name. Stunning frescoes decorate the halls of this old building that displays works of art dating from the 14th to the 19th centuries.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 10 am - 6:30 pm
Galleria D'Arte Maggiore

2) Galleria D'Arte Maggiore

Galleria d'Arte Maggiore, established in 1978 by Franco and Roberta Calarota, displays modern classic art, with works by universally renowned artists such as Pablo Picasso, Renè Magritte and Giorgio Morandi.

Operation Hours: Monday: 4 pm - 7:30 pm; Tuesday - Saturday: 10 am - 12:30 pm; 4 pm - 7:30 pm.
Galleria Forni

3) Galleria Forni

Galleria Forni, opened in 1967, displays figurative paintings, abstract work and sculpture, including such artists as Morandi, De Chirico, Marino Marini, Sironi, Ipousteguy, Ben Nicholson, Allen Jones, Sutherland, Fontana and Morlotti.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Friday: 10:30 am - 1 pm; 3 pm - 7 pm; Saturday: 10.30 am-1 pm and 4 pm - 8 pm.
Galleria De'Foscherari

4) Galleria De'Foscherari

Galleria De'Foscherari appeared in the early sixties, displaying contemporary artwork by local and international artists. Pier Paolo Calzolari, Mario Ceroli, Claudio Parmiggiani, Piero Dorazio, Herman Nitsch, Nunzio, Luigi Ontani, Gianni Piacentino and Mario Schifano are only a few artists exhibited at this gallery.

Operation Hours: Monday - Saturday: 10 am - 12:30 pm; 4 pm - 7:30 pm
National Art Gallery of Bologna

5) National Art Gallery of Bologna (must see)

The National Art Gallery of Bologna (Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna) is a museum in Bologna. It is located in the former Saint Ignatius Jesuit novitiate of the city's University district, and inside the same building that houses the Academy of Fine Arts.

The museum offers a wide collection of Emilian paintings from the 13th to the 18th century and other fundamental works by artists who were in some way related to the city. The gallery's first nucleus of works came from the acquisition in 1762 by monsignor Francesco Zambeccari of eight early 15th-century altarpieces, salvaged from the demolition of Saint Mary Magdalene's church. In 1997 the Gallery was complety renovated to comply the European standards, and it is one of the best known Italian art galleries, internationally known and appreciated for its space dedicated exclusively to temporary exhibitions and for its educational activities.

Opening hours: Tue,Wed: 8:30 am- 2 pm; Thu-Sat: 2:30 pm- 7:30 pm; Sunday: 8:30 am- 7:30 pm.
Sight description based on wikipedia

Walking Tours in Bologna, Italy

Create Your Own Walk in Bologna

Create Your Own Walk in Bologna

Creating your own self-guided walk in Bologna is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Historical Churches

Historical Churches

There are many magnificent, centuries-old churches in Bologna. Many of them are well-preserved and worth visiting during your stay in this fascinating old city. You can see unforgettable religious paintings by world famous artists. This self-guided tour will lead you to the majestic churches in downtown Bologna.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 Km or 1.7 Miles
Western Bologna Walking Tour

Western Bologna Walking Tour

The western part of Bologna has several historical sites, such as the old city gate, Old Town, several old churches, as well as art galleries and museums. This self-guided tour will lead you to the most interesting places in Bologna’s west end.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.9 Km or 2.4 Miles
Bologna Introduction Walk

Bologna Introduction Walk

Bologna is a beautiful Italian city with a lot of spectacular sightseeing. It contains well-preserved architecture over 1,000 years old, including beautiful palaces with patrimonial art and furniture. This orientation walk will lead you to Bologna’s most popular attractions.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.0 Km or 2.5 Miles
Bologna Palaces

Bologna Palaces

Bologna is an ancient city with beautiful architecture. In these palaces you can see art by the great masters, intricately decorated interiors and luxurious old furniture. This self-guided tour will lead you to Bologna’s most historically significant palaces.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 Km or 1.6 Miles
Bologna's Shopping Areas

Bologna's Shopping Areas

Bologna offers a wide selection of shopping, having streets lined with small shops and markets. Shops follow an unusual schedule, being closed on Thursday afternoon and on Sunday. This self-guided tour will lead you to Bologna’s most interesting shops and shopping streets.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.2 Km or 0.7 Miles
Bologna Museums

Bologna Museums

Bologna, a very old and beautiful Italian city, offers many museums, some of them located in beautiful palaces built centuries ago. Take this self-guided tour to discover the most fascinating museums in Bologna.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 Km or 1.9 Miles