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Museo Civico Medievale

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Neighborhood: Porto
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Address: Via Alessandro Manzoni 4, 40121 Bologna, Italy
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+39 051 219 3916
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Bologna Small Group Tour: the Oldest University in Europe
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Museo across lovely church

We find this museum by wandering in old city of Bologna and it's on same street of a lovely church. It's good place to indulge in medieval stuff in a medieval building in cozy... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 20, 2016
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Seoul, South Korea
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

As I progressed through the museum, I gained a greater understanding of the significance of the medieval history of Bologna to the modern city; its pride in being the most ancient University city; its forebearers who set out to establish a degree of learning and study that remains the identity for Bologna as well as being a gastronomic delight.

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Seoul, South Korea
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

We find this museum by wandering in old city of Bologna and it's on same street of a lovely church. It's good place to indulge in medieval stuff in a medieval building in cozy Saturday morning.

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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

Interesting little museum with lovely staff who were very eager to help the day we visited it was free so a bonus. lots of different exhibits not only from italy but from other countries well worth a visit lovely cafe bar next door

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

It will take you at least 1 hour or more if your mom didnt drag you in. All the museum employees over 60 and very nice italian fellows, no english. It costs 5 euro, students free. 3 levels. Not too small but less important artifacts are displayed however a lot of armory and variation. Visit if you have time. And... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

This is a beautifully curated museum consisting of sixteen "sala" Each contains some interesting pieces,and ter are not so many as to be overwhelming. I particularly enjoyed the depictions of scholars and the glassware in the final room

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

In a very interesting palace (Ghisilardi) with original features (look at the ceilings!) all eras of Bologna are covered. Especially interesting for me were the exhibits relating to 900 years of Bologna and the incredible room containing illuminated manuscripts. My partner really liked the military history exhibits as well. On the way through the 22 rooms you can stop for... More 

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Overton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Sunday visit so we got in for free but it was well it's 5 Euro entry fee. Telly interesting building and contents telling the story of Bologna through its trade development in the Middle Ages. Lots of quite interesting stuff but the prize exhibit is the collection of large books that are illuminated manuscripts. Don't miss those.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2016

Small museum. Recommend getting the audio guide. Students with ID are free. Check closing times as each museum seems to differ.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016

Lots of artwork (mostly sculpture), artisanship, and documents that catalogue the 900-year history of this great city.

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Greenville, South Carolina, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

Interesting but not special. Not near as interesting as the ancient musical instruments museum. Don't waste your money unless you are bored.

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