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

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

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1. Museo Carducci

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Museo Carducci Biopresto / Public domain

Casa Carducci is a historic building in Bologna, The reason why it is named like this, Because it was once the residence of the poet GiosußCarducci, it is now the site of a cultural institution dedicated to his memory, including the historic residence with gardens and monuments opened for poets by sculptor Leonardo Bistolfi in 1928, libraries and archives, house-museum, Carducci's collection of objects and documents, a special information center for writers' works, and a research center for 19th and 20th century literature. The Institute is a special part of the Archiginnasio Library and is home to the Language Text Committee, which Carducci chairs.

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2. Basilica di San Petronio

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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.

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3. Museo Civico Archeologico

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Museo Civico Archeologico Stefano 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.

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4. Tomba di Egidio Foscherari

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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 on the sidelines, 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.

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5. Palazzo D' Accursio

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Palazzo d'Accursio is a palace once formulated to house major administrative offices of the city of Bologna, region of Emilia-Romagna, Italy. It is located on the Piazza Maggiore, and is the city's Town Hall. The palace is also home to the Civic Art Collection, with paintings from the Middle Ages to the 19th century; the Museo Morandi, with the works by Giorgio Morandi; and the Biblioteca Salaborsa, the town libraries.

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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.

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7. Museo della tappezzeria

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The Museum of the upholstery, now a museum of fabric and upholstery "Vittorio Zironi", is part of the system of the civic museums of ancient art of the Municipality of Bologna. Founded by the craftsman from Vittorio Zironi, he is located in the neoclassical Villa Spada, in the Saragoza district. The museum has been closed to the public since September 2018.

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8. Monumento ai caduti del VIII Agosto 1848

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The monument to the fallen of 8 August 1848, also known as popular, is a bronze statue located in Piazza VIII August in Bologna, at the entrance of the Montagnola Park. The work of Pasquale Rizzoli dated 1903, was modeled in memory of the day when the Bolognese people shed the Austrians from the city after a fire conflict.

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9. 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 preachers, who died in 1221 in a cell of the annexed convent, established by him, and where The first general chapters were held which formed the order.

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10. 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.

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11. Monastero di San Michele in Bosco

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San Michele in Bosco is a religious complex in Bologna, central Italy, including the church with the same name and the annexed Olivetan monastery. The buildings of the monastery were acquired in 1955 by the municipality of Bologna, to house an orthopedic center named the Rizzoli Orthopedic Institute.

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12. Museo di Palazzo Poggi

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The Museum of Palazzo Poggi is a university museum of Bologna, located in the palace of the same name in via Zamboni. 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).

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13. 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.

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14. Chiesa di San Giacomo Maggiore

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The Basilica of San Giacomo Maggiore is an historic Roman Catholic church in Bologna, region of Emilia Romagna, Italy, serving a monastery of Augustinian friars. It was built starting in 1267 and houses, among the rest, the Bentivoglio Chapel, featuring numerous Renaissance artworks.

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15. Basilica di San Francesco

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Basilica di San Francesco Giovanni 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.

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16. Fontana del Nettuno

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The Fountain of Neptune is a monumental civic fountain located in the eponymous square, Piazza del Nettuno, next to Piazza Maggiore, in Bologna, Italy The fountain is a model example of Mannerist taste of the Italian courtly elite in the mid-sixteenth century.

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17. 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.

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18. 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.

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19. 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.

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20. 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.

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21. Santuario della Madonna di San Luca

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Santuario della Madonna di San Luca Puscas Vadim (Nebbius) / CC BY-SA 4.0

The Sanctuary of the Madonna of San Luca is a basilica church in Bologna, northern Italy, sited atop a forested hill, Colle or Monte della Guardia, some 300 metres above the city plain, just south-west of the historical centre of the city.

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22. Garisenda

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The Torre della Garisenda is one of the so -called two towers of Bologna, symbol of the city, located in Piazza di Porta Ravegnana, at the intersection of the ancient streets San Donato, San Vitale, Maggiore, Santo Stefano and Castiglione.

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23. Giardini dell'Orto Botanico

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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.

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24. Chiesa di San Girolamo della Certosa

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

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25. Giardino del Guasto

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The Garden of the Fault is a public garden in Bologna, located at Piazza Verdi. The name of the garden derives from having been built on the rubble of an important noble palace, Palazzo Bentivoglio, destroyed in 1507.

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26. Chiesa dei Santi Bartolomeo e Gaetano

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Chiesa dei Santi Bartolomeo e Gaetano Georges Jansoone / CC BY 2.5

The Basilica of Saints Bartolomeo and Gaetano is a Catholic Church of Bologna, located in the immediate adjacency of the two towers. In October 1924 Pope Pius XI elevated it to the dignity of a minor basilica.

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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)
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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.

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