Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna e Palazzo Pepoli Campogrande

 

Pinacoteca: The art casket in Bologna

A gallery inhabited by “giants” of painting, from the Middle Ages to the Eighteenth Century, all to be discovered.

Astonishment and surprise are the most common expressions felt, in seeing for the first time the collection of the National Gallery of Bologna. A casket of wonders that holds the masterpieces of the artists who had worked in the erudite city par excellence, home of the oldest university in the Western world.
Discover the unrestrained dynamism of the Saint George and the Dragon by Vitale da Bologna, the Giotto’s Polyptych, one of only three signed works by the artist, the precious
Raphael’s Ecstasy of St. Cecilia, which upset Sthendhal (is it not the same for us today?), and the Pamigianino’s Madonna of Saint Margaret, quintessence of pure elegance.
This emotional Grand Tour fascinates the visitor with the oldest surviving frescoes dedicated to Orlando furioso by Nicolò dell’Abate and with paintings of famous Carracci, who, with Caravaggio, was the innovator of painting between Sixteenth and Seventeenth centuries. The room dedicated to Guido Reni is unique, for number and importance of the exhibited works, with the Massacre of the Innocents, cornerstone of the classical ideal of the Seventeenth century. Guercino’s powerful palette accompanies the journey towards the masters of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth century, Domenichino, Giuseppe Maria Crespi and the Gandolfi.

ADDRESS
via Belle Arti, 56 - Bologna
Fully accessible to mobility-impaired visitors


CONTACTS
+39 051 4209411
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OPENING TIMES

FROM TUESDAYS AND TO SUNDAYS 8.30 - 19.30

Closed on Mondays

If Monday is a Bank Holiday, the closing day will be next Tuesday.

Normally closed January 1st, May 1st,  December 25th

Only in the Summer months of July and August the sites will be open alternatively half day in the morning and in the afternoon.

Ticket office closes 30 minutes before closing time. Last adimission: 30 minutes before closing time.

Prices:

Full: 6,00 € (valid for both sites: Pinacoteca Nazionale and Palazzo Pepoli Campogrande) - 7,00 € with Temporary Exhibition

Reduced 3,00 € (Young people aged between 18 and 25 years, upon presentation of valid identity card or passport);

Free of charge for all people under 18 years upon presentation of valid identity card or passport, holders of the Card Musei Metropolitani and the first sunday of each month;

for citizens of non-EU Countries, only upon mutual agreement.

Palazzo Pepoli Campogrande: AND GODS ARE WATCHING

A hall of honor and four totally frescoed rooms collecting an aristocratic picture gallery of the Eighteenth century.

This remarkable collection is admired nowadays by the foreigners who come to visit it in the same building where the illustrious founder disposed it and where the pro-nephew worthy successor safeguards it under the vigilance of expert demonstrator”. In this way the chronicles talk about the members of the noble and ancient Zambeccari family who collected and preserved an extraordinary collection of paintings now located in Palazzo Pepoli Campogrande detached section of the Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna: from religious and mythological paintings to portraits and genre scenes.
The palace is worth a visit by itself for the wealth of its rooms with vaults totally decorated, extraordinary example of Bolognese painting between the Seventeenth and Eighteenth centuries.
The baroque triumph of the vault with the Apotheosis of Hercules by Domenico Maria Canuti, begins more controlled in the room with the Triumph of Felsina painted by the scholars, the Rolli brothers. Extraordinary then the impertinent solutions in the way of depicting classical subjects by Giuseppe Maria Crespi, who in the Seasons Room introduces themes arising from the genre scene and makes the gods of Olympus Room vital presences which act in forest and marine backgrounds. Another important name, Donato Creti with Alexander who cuts the Gordian knot, with his refined classicism closes the visit which can continue reaching the nearby two towers, symbol of Bologna.

ADDRESS
via Castiglione, 7 - Bologna
Not accessible to mobility-impaired visitors


CONTACTS
+39 051 4209411
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http://polomusealeemiliaromagna.beniculturali.

OPENING TIMES

TUESDAYS TO SUNDAYS 8.30 - 19.30

Closed on Mondays

Normally closed January 1st, May 1st,  December 25th

Ticket office closes 30 minutes before closing time. Last adimission: 30 minutes before closing time.

Prices:

Full: 6,00 € (valid for both sites: Pinacoteca Nazionale and Palazzo Pepoli Campogrande)

Reduced 3,00 € (Young people aged between 18 and 25 years, upon presentation of valid identity card or passport);

Free of charge for all people under 18 years upon presentation of valid identity card or passport and the first sunday of each month, for citizens of non-EU Countries, only upon mutual agreement.

The Photographic Archive, located in Palazzo Pepoli Campogrande is open to the public from 8.30 to 13.30 on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays. Due to the shortage of staff, visitors shall communicate their needs sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Library, located in the offices of the Polo Museale (via delle Belle Arti 56) is open to the public on Fridays from 8.30 to 12.30, showing a Letter of Intent explaining the purpose of the reasearch..

The Drawings and Prints Cabinet is open to the public on Mondays, from 8.30 to 11.30.