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“Which delightful atmosphere...” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna

Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna
Ranked #31 of 317 things to do in Bologna
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Genoa, Italy
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Which delightful atmosphere...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2013

Last week I was in Bologna, I had time and I visited the Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna. I read something about it before going and I was a bit 'prepared. The Pinacoteca is located in the same historic building of the Accademia di Belle Arti. Its interior was a real architectural surprise . A large collection of large paintings (Raffaello, Guido Reni, Carracci, Guercino) is housed in large rooms with great taste. There’s a room called Giotto with a magnificent altarpiece. Crucifixes of wood of the '200 and '300 perfectly preserved with beautiful colors. Large rooms with preparatory drawings and frescoes from the XV - XIV century.
There were few people, some students who copied one of the great. Which delightful atmosphere...

Visited March 2013
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“Quiet Gallery”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

Wonderfully displayed frescoes, and some stunning paintings. I enjoyed my early evening stroll around the gallery with hardly anyone.

Visited January 2013
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2012

a wonderful gallery in the artists district close to the university worth a look, and close to lots of places to grab lunch

Visited September 2012
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Horsham, United Kingdom
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“Check the opening times....”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2012

It's quite common in Europe for museums to be closed on Mondays. Most internet sites, including their own, say that this museum is open every Tuesday to Sunday, in other words every day except Monday. Consequently we visited on the first Sunday in September. Annoyingly, there was a piece of photocopied paper on the door saying in Italian that they were now closed on Sundays. The fact that this was a piece of paper suggested a temporary arrangement, but we, and several other couples who arrived while we were reading the note, never managed to get to see the fantastic artworks which are on display here! If you're looking for art, none of the above will put you off going here.. but if you are planning to visit on a Sunday, check to make sure that it will be open!

Visited September 2012
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“Mostly You -- Enjoy It”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2012

As has been the case with other reviewers, we found a nearly empty museum on our visit. The works are sumptuous, well presented, and seemed to us more accessible than one usually finds with such a high quality collection. Most certainly worth a visit if you like 14th-18th century (predominantly Italian) art. We considered it a small bonus to find a small rendering of our host city clearly showing several landmarks in the very large work pictured above this review. We would add (1) The Pinacoteca management's version of "air conditioned" may not square with yours -- we visited on a very hot day, but we'd guess the galleries to have been in the low 80s and a bit more humid than one would expected in a building guarding such presumably fragile works. (2) Although the May 2012 earthquakes have forced the closure of a wing, it appears to have affected only a relatively small part of the building as of late June. A ceiling crack was readily visible but they appeared to be addressing it and may have even repaired any damage already if that was the worst of it.

Visited June 2012
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