27 Sights in Bologna, Italy (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Bologna, Italy. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 27 sights are available in Bologna, Italy.

Sightseeing Tours in Bologna

1. Palazzo Re Enzo

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Palazzo Re Enzo Patrick Clenet / CC BY 2.5

Palazzo Re Enzo is a palace located on Piazza del Nettuno, 1 in the historic center of Bologna, northern Italy. The palace takes its name from Enzio of Sardinia, Frederick II's son, who was prisoner here from 1249 until his death in 1272. The palace is presently used to sponsor cultural events and exhibitions.

Wikipedia: Palazzo Re Enzo (EN)

2. Basilica di San Petronio

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Basilica di San Petronio

The Basilica of San Petronio is a minor basilica and church of the Archdiocese of Bologna located in Bologna, Emilia Romagna, northern Italy. It dominates Piazza Maggiore. The basilica is dedicated to the patron saint of the city, Saint Petronius, who was the bishop of Bologna in the fifth century. Construction began in 1390 and its main facade has remained unfinished since. The building was transferred from the city to the diocese in 1929; the basilica was finally consecrated in 1954. It has been the seat of the relics of Bologna's patron saint only since 2000; until then they were preserved in the Santo Stefano church of Bologna.

Wikipedia: San Petronio, Bologna (EN)

3. Museo Carducci

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Museo Carducci

Casa Carducci is a historic building in Bologna, so called because it was the residence of the poet Giosuè Carducci and today the seat of a cultural institute dedicated to him which includes the historical residence with garden and monument, library and archive, home-museum, collection of objects e Carducciani documents, specialized information center on the writer's work, center for literary studies of the 19th and 20th centuries. The Institute is a special section of the Archiginnasio library and houses the commission for the language texts of which Carducci was president in addition to the civic museum of the Risorgimento.

Wikipedia: Casa Carducci (IT)

4. Museo Civico Archeologico

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Museo Civico ArcheologicoStefano Bolognini / Attribution

The Archaeological Civic Museum of Bologna is located in the fifteenth-century Palazzo Galvani building at Via dell'Archiginnasio 2 postal code 40124 Bologna, once known as the Hospital of Death. Founded in September 1881 by the merging of two separate museums: the one belonging to the University of Bologna – heir of the Room of Antiquity belonging to the Academy of Sciences founded by Luigi Ferdinando Marsili in (1714) – and that belonging to the City of Bologna (enriched by the antique collection of Artist Pelagio Palagi and the large amount of finds from excavations conducted in and around Bologna during these times.

Wikipedia: The Archaeological Civic Museum (MCA) of Bologna (EN)

5. Tomba degli Accursii

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The tombs of the glossors of the Bolognese school retain the remains of some of the first and most important professors of what was called the Studium in the Middle Ages, that is, the University, which in Bologna was renowned above all for the teaching of the jurisprudence: they were said glossors Because they commented on the texts of Roman law with explanatory additions in the margin, the "glosses", to make the contents of the steps in question clearer. These new professional figures, cornerstones of the city's political and cultural life, chose to be buried in places of great urban visibility.

Wikipedia: Tombe dei Glossatori della Scuola bolognese (IT)

6. Loggia dei Mercanti

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The Palazzo della Mercanzia of Bologna, also called the Loggia dei Mercanti or Palazzo del Carrobbio, overlooks the homonymous square. From the end of the fourteenth century to the end of the eighteenth, it was the headquarters of the University Mercatorum and some corporations. Starting from 1797, with the French occupation, it became the headquarters of the Chamber of Commerce.

Wikipedia: Palazzo della Mercanzia (IT)

7. Basilica di San Domenico

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The patriarchal basilica of San Domenico is located in Bologna and is the sanctuary that houses the mortal remains of the homonymous saint, founder of the order of the preacher friars, who died in 1221 in a cell of the annexed convent, established by himself, and where The first general chapters were held which formed the order.

Wikipedia: Basilica di San Domenico (Bologna) (IT)

8. Monumento ai caduti del VIII Agosto 1848

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The monument to the fallen of August 8, 1848, also known as the Popolano, is a bronze statue located in Piazza VIII Agosto in Bologna, at the entrance to the Montagnola Park. A work by Pasquale Rizzoli dated 1903, it was modeled in memory of the day when the Bolognese people drove the Austrians out of the city after a firefight.

Wikipedia: Monumento ai caduti del VIII Agosto 1848 (IT)

9. Monumento Martiri dell'Indipendenza

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The monument to the martyrs of Independence, the work of about 1868 by the Bolognese sculptor Carlo Monari (1831-1918), a former Garibaldi volunteer who had taken part in the battle of Mentana, is located in the apse of the Sala delle Tombe of the monumental cemetery of the Certosa di Bologna.

Wikipedia: Monumento ai martiri dell'Indipendenza (IT)

10. Chiesa del Sacro Cuore di Gesù

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The church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is a parish church of Bologna which is located just outside Porta Galliera, overlooking the Via Matteotti, in the Navile district. It is one of the most populated parishes in the city: its demographic coverage abundantly exceeds ten thousand souls.

Wikipedia: Chiesa del Sacro Cuore di Gesù (Bologna) (IT)

11. Basilica di San Francesco

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Basilica di San FrancescoGiovanni Dall'Orto / Attribution

The Basilica of Saint Francis is a historic church in the city of Bologna in northern Italy. Founded in the 13th century, it has been the property of the Conventual Franciscan friars since then. The church has been raised to the rank of a Roman Catholic basilica by the Holy See.

Wikipedia: San Francesco, Bologna (EN)

12. Santuario del Corpus Domini

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The Church of Corpus Domini, also known as the Chiesa della Santa is a Roman Catholic church in Bologna. It is part of an active monastery complex of the order of Clarissan nuns, that is nuns of the contemplative Second Order of St. Francis. The monastery is semi-cloistered.

Wikipedia: Corpus Domini, Bologna (EN)

13. Cattedrale di San Pietro

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Cattedrale di San Pietro Steffen Brinkmann, claimed to be Szs here Hue and distortion fixed by Wikipeder. / CC BY-SA 3.0

Bologna Cathedral, dedicated to Saint Peter, is the cathedral of Bologna in Italy, and the seat and the metropolitan cathedral of the Archbishop of Bologna. Most of the present building dates from the 17th century, with a few parts from the late 16th century.

Wikipedia: Bologna Cathedral (EN)

14. Chiesa dei Santi Vitale e Agricola in Arena

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The church of Santi Vitale and Agricola in the Arena is a building of Catholic worship located in via San Vitale, in the historic center of Bologna. The church is home to the homonymous parish of the Vicariate of Bologna-Centro of the Archdiocese of Bologna.

Wikipedia: Chiesa dei Santi Vitale e Agricola in Arena (IT)

15. Monumento ossario ai caduti della Grande Guerra

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Monumento ossario ai caduti della Grande Guerra SconosciutoUnknown author / CC BY 4.0

The ossuary monument to the fallen of the Great War, also called Ossary of the Fallen 1915-18, is a monumental ossuary dedicated to the fallen of the First World War, located in the field of cloister VI of the monumental cemetery of the Certosa of Bologna.

Wikipedia: Monumento ossario ai caduti della Grande Guerra (IT)

16. Porta San Felice

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Porta San Felice was the westernmost gate or portal of the former outer medieval walls of the city of Bologna, Italy. It led into Via Emilia, here Via San Felice changes name to Via Aurelio Saffi, After crossing the Viali di Circonvallazione of Bologna.

Wikipedia: Porta San Felice, Bologna (EN)

17. Garisenda Tower

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The Garisenda Tower is one of the so-called two towers of Bologna, symbol of the city, located in Piazza di Porta Ravegnana, at the crossing between the ancient streets San Donato, San Vitale, Strada Maggiore, Piazza della Mercanzia and Via Rizzoli.

Wikipedia: Torre della Garisenda (IT)

18. Chiesa di San Martino

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The Basilica of San Martino Maggiore is located in the homonymous square in the historic center of Bologna. It constitutes a parish lined with the Carmelite fathers. In August 1941 Pope Pius XII elevated it to the dignity of a minor basilica.

Wikipedia: Chiesa di San Martino (Bologna) (IT)

19. Botanical Garden

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The Orto Botanico dell'Università di Bologna, also known as the Orto Botanico di Bologna, is a botanical garden operated by the University of Bologna. It is located at Via Irnerio, 42, 40126 Bologna, Italy, and open daily except Mondays.

Wikipedia: Orto Botanico dell'Università di Bologna (EN)

20. Museo di Palazzo Poggi

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The Palazzo Poggi Museum is a university museum in Bologna, Italy. The same building that houses the headquarters of the Alma Mater Studiorum and other university museums, such as the Specola Museum and the European Student Museum (MEUS).

Wikipedia: Museo di palazzo Poggi (IT)

21. Basilica di Santo Stefano

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The basilica of Santo Stefano encompasses a complex of religious edifices in the city of Bologna, Italy. Located on Piazza Santo Stefano, it is locally known as Sette Chiese and Santa Gerusalemme. It has the dignity of minor basilica.

Wikipedia: Santo Stefano, Bologna (EN)

22. Giardino del Guasto

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Il giardino del Guasti is a public garden in Bologna, Italy, Italy. The name of the garden derives from the fact that it was built on the ruins of an important noble palace, Palazzo Bentivoglio, which was destroyed in 1507.

Wikipedia: Giardino del Guasto (IT), Website

23. Chiesa di San Girolamo della Certosa

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The Certosa di San Girolamo di Casara was the Carthusian monastic center of Bologna, built in the fourteenth century in the western area of the city and used as a public cemetery at the beginning of the nineteenth century.

Wikipedia: Certosa di San Girolamo di Casara (IT)

24. Sant’Andrea di Quarto Superiore

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Sant’Andrea di Quarto Superiore Lorenz91 / CC BY-SA 3.0

Sant'Andrea Apostolo di Quarto Superiore is a Roman Catholic parish church located in the frazione, or neighborhood, of Quarto Superiore in the San Donato-San Vitale quarter of Bologna, region of Emilia Romagna, Italy.

Wikipedia: Sant'Andrea Apostolo di Quarto Superiore (EN)

25. Teatro Dehon

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The Dehon Theater is a theater in Bologna, built under the church of Santa Maria del Suffragio at the intersection of via Libia and via Sante Vincenzi, in the Cyrenaic district of the San Donato-San Vitale district.

Wikipedia: Teatro Dehon (IT)

26. Museo civico d'arte industriale Davia Bargellini

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Museo civico d'arte industriale Davia Bargellini Photo: Paolo Carboni aka Biopresto / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Museum of Industrial Art Davia Bargellini is a museum located in the Davia Bargellini palace in Bologna. It is part of the Civic Museums of ancient art and is managed by the Sector Civic Museums Bologna.

Wikipedia: Museo civico d'arte industriale Davia Bargellini (IT)

27. San Colombano

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San Colombano Workshop of Ludovico Carracci (Francesco Albani, Domenichino, Lucio Massari, Lorenzo Garbieri, Giacomo Cavedoni, Francesco Brizio and Guido Reni) / CC BY 2.0

The Oratory of the Madonna of San Colombano, also called the Chiese di San Colombano e Santa Maria dell'Orazione is a religious site in central Bologna, found on Via Parigi #5, near the Bologna Cathedral.

Wikipedia: Oratory of San Colombano, Bologna (EN)


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