Collezioni Comunali d'Arte

Collezioni Comunali d'Arte, Bologna: Hours, Address, Collezioni Comunali d'Arte Reviews: 4/5

Collezioni Comunali d'Arte
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10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
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211Peter
Stockholm, Sverige27 contributions
Couples
This museum, housed in state appartements of one pope or another has a couple of nicely frescoed rooms and a couple of interesting pieces but - the last room in the museum (yes - you have to walk all the way to the end) is the Sala Boschereccia. It is truly one of the most beautifully frescoed rooms I have seen. Painted to resemble a terrace set in a park, you can literally hear the gushing of the fountains, the putti play and the breeze in the trees.
Written January 3, 2016
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Emily W
London, UK196 contributions
Solo
This art gallery is quite hard to find - it's tucked away upstairs in a city hall building and not well signposted to tourists. But it's a lovely gallery, bigger than I expected, and well worth hunting down and visiting. It was a series of rooms, some conventional art gallery and some set up with furniture and interiors. Some of the rooms are off down a corridor, not obvious, so do let the staff guide you to make sure you don't miss out on anything!
Written February 23, 2019
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Karen W
11 contributions
Family
It's insane that this is currently listed as the #85 thing to do in Bologna! What more do people want? This is a lovely museum in the Palazzo Communale, right off the main square. It has a small but beautiful collection, some of it displayed in stunning period rooms. Best of all is the recently-restored Sala Urbana, a room filled floor-to-ceiling with vibrant coats of arms. The staff are very helpful and will show you an amazing view of le due torre from the very last room of the museum.
Written September 30, 2015
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0101TravelBug0101
Boonsboro, MD102 contributions
Family
This museum was included with our Bologna Card, which covered a walking tour and several of Bologna's museums. We practically had the museum to ourselves! While this is not a museum filled with world-renowned pieces, it was a wonderful showcase of Bolognese artists. There were lovely paintings and sculptures from artists I wasn't familar with. Almost as much as the art itself, we loved touring the building that housed it, part of the city hall complex on the Piazza Maggiore - not to mention great views of the piazza from the museum windows. It's not huge, but part of the appeal for me was that this museum was so manageable. I definitely think any stay in Bologna should include a visit here.
Written November 14, 2014
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JulesatSundial
Bishops Stortford, UK53 contributions
Solo
This was my favourite visit in Bologna. A lovely, kind man called Giovanni spent a lot of time with me explaining about the art, the building and Bologna as well as recommending other places. Definitely worth a visit. Actually I visited twice I liked it so much.
Written September 13, 2018
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Tracy G
Andover, UK253 contributions
Couples
Visited this museum as it was included free with the Bologna Welcome Card. The staff do not speak English here. There is an English booklet to look at in each room with details of the paintings and exhibits. Each room is numbered and follow on from one another. This is in a beautiful old building off the main square. It's worth visiting to view the ceilings alone. As it is an old building, there isn't any air conditioning so you may want to consider this if visiting when it's very hot. There isn't a public toilet available either.
Written July 6, 2017
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PJandSJ
Matlock, UK1,256 contributions
Couples
There’s really no excuse for not visiting the Comunali D’Arte when in Bologna, because it’s on Piazza Maggiore in the city centre. Entrance to the building itself, plus some of the work rooms and the impressively ornate council chamber, is free. These alone are worth a visit; but the real treasure – medieval paintings, and the state rooms of Cardinal Legates – are well worth paying a little extra for. Some ceilings and walls are works of art in themselves. It’s not at all touristy, and not many people go – so take advantage of the lack of crowds! The view over the Piazza from the final state room (ask an attendant to open a window) also yields a different perspective than that from the streets below. Take a camera.
I particularly liked the wide staircases leading up into and within the building. They were designed so that visiting medieval dignitaries could actually ride their horses up to the council chamber, or less active ones could be carried upwards in their sedan chairs. A timeless building, still in everyday use today. What a privilege it must be to work there ….
Written June 6, 2016
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JohnRegoPark
Rego Park, NY970 contributions
Couples
In a country filled with great museums you could not say that this is a must see. BUT if you are in Bologna it is definitely worthwhile to go through this beautiful collection of mostly Emilian artists. There will be some other surprises here too, for you will find Tintoretto, Signorelli and Artemisia Gentileschi among the paintings as well. Some of the exhibits hang in richly decorated rooms, including a stunning salon with painted walls depicting Spring housing a wonderful Canova sculpture. At five euro, it's a bargain. Those with backpacks will be asked to deposit them for a while at a locker, and the fee for the locker is returned to you when you pick it up.
Written March 21, 2019
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Mary P
Los Angeles, CA372 contributions
Family
Mostly religious but also many interesting portraits and beautiful frescoes. Definitely worth a few hours.

For those traveling with under 19s entrance is free, and over 60s, reduced admission!
Written July 21, 2018
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545medva
Budapest, Hungary3,972 contributions
This museum is in on the Piazza Maggiore in the City hall second floor. It is not too big, but it has a lot of treasures. Worth to visit it.
Written August 29, 2015
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Collezioni Comunali d'Arte is open:
  • Tue - Fri 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
  • Sat - Sun 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM