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Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna

Via delle Belle Arti 56, 40126 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 420 9411
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Incredible collection

We visited the Pinacoteca on our last day in Bologna and I wished we had gone earlier. This gallery... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
United Kingdom
Stunning setting

Great art gallery, one of the few in Italy where one can have the whole place to oneself. Off the... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2017
Sydney, Australia
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Via delle Belle Arti 56, 40126 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 420 9411
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the Pinacoteca on our last day in Bologna and I wished we had gone earlier. This gallery holds the most amazing collection of sacred art - look out for the painting of St Petronas holding the city of Bologna in his hands. The...More

Thank Inspector22
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Great art gallery, one of the few in Italy where one can have the whole place to oneself. Off the tourist beaten track, nestled in a place built in the second half of the 15th century near the Accademia delle belle arti is a must...More

Thank 320deliav
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

This was a lovely surprise to visit this great museum. The paintings and the frescos are displayed in a very interesting way and the collection of paintings is of a very high quality. We loved the pinacoteca and will be sure to revisit on our...More

Thank Yona S
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Although this is mostly Medieval & religious themed artwork, I thoroughly enjoyed our visit here and worth the 6 euro entrance fee. It was only a 15 min walk from Piazza Maggiore thus saving cab fare or figuring out which bus to take

Thank Tony D
Reviewed 7 June 2017

This was quiet museum where I could be alone with Perugino, Raphael, and Parmigianino. Delightful! The exterior is not well marked, however, and one might easily miss it.

Thank Kayko S
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Pinacoteca Nazionale offers a nunique collection of paintings from 14th to 17th century. What is interesting about it, is its thematic unity. You can examine the development of style from late Medieval religious paintings to late Renaissance and Mannerism.

1  Thank Mikael L
Reviewed 16 May 2017

I expected wonderful early paintings but these were outstanding in every way. Pseudo-Jacopino's works were filled with movement, colour, modelling, depth. While others had produced stiff little illustrations, Pseudo-Jacopino painted vivid glimpses of dancing, flying, rounded figures full of passion and life. The Giotto paintings...More

Thank 334kathh
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Very fine painting collection, focussing mainly on regional painters (of which there are many fine examples) with a few big names (representative rather than great works). The chronological arrangement was very helpful in understanding trends and styles, and the space was very nice, though the...More

Thank roudland
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Don't wear yourself with every picture! Look for Titian, Parmiginiano Cambiaso, and Costa Most important - Raphael.

Thank Bruce R
Reviewed 2 April 2017

The Pinoteca Nazionale is a vast art gallery most notable for its pre- and early Renaissance religious paintings, including some stunning altarpieces aglow with gold leaf and vibrant reds, greens and blues. Proceeding through the galleries chronologically elucidates the transition from the flat, instructive style...More

Thank Sandy S
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