Museums Walking Tour in Bologna, Bologna

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.
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Museums Walking Tour in Bologna Map

Guide Name: Museums Walking Tour in Bologna
Guide Location: Italy » Bologna (See other walking tours in Bologna)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 km
Author: vickyc
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Archaeological Museum

1) Archaeological Museum (must see)

The Archaeological Museum is the most popular and interesting museum in Bologna. It houses one of Italy's best Egyptian collections, including mummies and treasures from ancient Egypt, as well as artwork from the Roman Empire and many precious sculptures.

Opening hours: Tuesday - Friday: 9 am - 3 pm;

Saturday – Sunday and holidays: 10 am – 6.30 pm;

closed: Mondays (except holidays), 1st May, Christmas...   view more
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International Museum and Library of Music

2) International Museum and Library of Music

The Civico Museo Bibliografico Musicale, founded in 1959 to hold the Comune di Bologna’s collection of musical objects, was renamed International Museum and Library of Music in 2004 with the opening of the museum’s site, the Palazzo Sanguinetti, in the historic center of Bologna.

The institute is currently divided into two sites: an ample selection of volumes, paintings, and musical instruments is on display in the museum halls in Strada Maggiore 34 (Palazzo Sanguinetti), while the...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Museum of Zoology

3) Museum of Zoology

The Museum of Zoology is a unique museum containing one of Italy’s most important collections. Established in 1860, its extensive collection of animal specimens date from the 16th to the 18th centuries. In the same building are also located the Museum of Comparative Anatomy and that of Anthropology.

Operation hours: Monday - Friday: 9 am - 6 pm; Saturday - Sunday: 10 am - 5...   view more
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Torre della Specola

4) Torre della Specola

Torre della Specola, built in 1721, served as an astronomical observatory tower for students of the Institute of Sciences. Located on the grounds of Bologna University, today it houses the Astronomical Museum. Its design is representative of Bologna's Medieval...   view more
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University Museums

5) University Museums

The University Museums are educational attractions which include the Obstetric Museum, Naval Museum, Military Museum and others. They are located in Palazzo Poggi, a palace on the grounds of Bologna University.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 4 pm; Saturday - Sunday: 10:30 am - 5:30...   view more
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National Art Gallery of Bologna

6) 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...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Museum of Mineralogy

7) Museum of Mineralogy (must see)

The Museum of Mineralogy, located on one of the most beautiful squares in Bologna, is an interesting place to visit, displaying unique items such as meteorites, precious stones, other rare stones, minerals and much...   view more
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Luigi Cattaneo Wax Museum

8) Luigi Cattaneo Wax Museum

The Luigi Cattaneo Wax Museum is one of the many University Museums. It is not a wax museum of celebrities, as one might think. This museum displays models of human organs, including diseased ones, as it is dedicated to educating...   view more

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.
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation 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
Specialty Shops Walking Tour in Bologna

Specialty Shops Walking Tour in Bologna

Italians prefer to do their shopping in small specialty shops, which are numerous in Bologna. You can find anything from Italian wines, Italian hats, ceramics and books to unique designer shoes and much more. Take this self-guided tour to discover the best in Bologna’s specialty shops.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.9 km
Bologna Art Galleries Walking Tour

Bologna Art Galleries Walking Tour

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.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 km
Kids Walking Tour of Bologna

Kids Walking Tour of Bologna

Bologna is such a beautiful city, with many fascinating buildings, art galleries and museums that are interesting for both adults and kids. It also has wonderful parks and amazing toy shops children will love. This self-guided tour will lead you to Bologna’s best attractions for kids.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.0 km
Nightlife Walking Tour in Bologna

Nightlife Walking Tour in Bologna

Bologna has a vibrant nightlife, where you will find many diverse nightclubs, discos and live music venues. The most popular place for a night out is the student quarter, Old Town and the streets around the main square. Take this self-guided tour to enjoy Bologna’s exciting nightlife.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.4 km
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: 4.0 km