Palazzo Fava

Palazzo Fava, Bologna: Hours, Address, Palazzo Fava Reviews: 4/5

Points of Interest & Landmarks
10:00 - 20:00
Monday
10:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 20:00
Thursday
10:00 - 20:00
Friday
10:00 - 20:00
Saturday
10:00 - 20:00
Sunday
10:00 - 20:00
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Porto
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Sylvain G.
Lugrin, France183 contributions
Nice inner paintings on the ceilings
Aug 2020 • Family
This museum holds permanent and temporary exhibitions. They are sophisticated and very instructive. The building is amazing by itself, with historic paintings on the ceilings. There are two floors, which allow for two exhibitions on different subjects.
Written 12 October 2020
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Coccinella
Washington DC, DC11 contributions
Lovely Vivaldi exhibit
Nov 2019
Interesting take on Vivaldi and his music. Kind of expensive though and it’s not very informative biographically or historically. Little context is provided. It is much more of an art and light show instillation with Vivaldi’s music mixed in. A sensory art experience more than museum, so if you’re after an informative experience, maybe this isn’t for you.
Written 6 November 2019
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Jip79
Doha, Qatar385 contributions
Vivaldi. My life, my music
Aug 2019
This exhibition was on when we were in Bologna, and it was a waste of time and money. It was mostly video and lights with some of Vivaldi's music, and we were done in less than an hour.
Written 30 August 2019
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Gerard R
507 contributions
Impressive retrospective of painter Sergio Vacchi
Oct 2018 • Couples
In Palazzo Fava we visited retrospective "Moni Paralleli" of Bologna-born painter Sergio Vacchi (1925-2016). This self-taught artist, with admiration for Giorgio de Chirico and Giorgio Morandi, Otto Dix and other artist, and inspired by contemporary authors and movie stars, had surrealistic approach, with 'own signature'. The exhibitition shows his approach towards the dual or parallel nature of the world. A great series of works demonstrate his research of Francis Bacon, Max Ernst, De Chirico, and his interest in portrait painting of people that inspired him (like Greta Garbo) as well as the investigation of the outside world that surround the human. Really worth a visit...to those interested in some surreal undertone in art.
Written 16 October 2018
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A Y
Hong Kong, China310 contributions
Watch out for exhibitions
May 2018 • Solo
Went there to see an exhibition on Edward Hopper 2 years ago when I visited Bologna. It was very good. Staff were very friendly. I also enjoyed coffee and some iced chocolate bar at the on site cafe there.
This time, I went to see an exhibition on 'Metamorphosis - Zhang Dali'. Comparatively speaking, I enjoyed the exhibition on Edward Hopper more.
A ticket costs €10 (audioguide included), and with it, I got a €2 reduction when I visited the Storia di Bologna at Palazzo Pepoli (another Genus Bononiae venue).
Recommended if there's an exhibition of interest to you. You can check out the frescoes by the Carracci brothers, (famous Bolognese artists of the 16th century) there when you visit.
Written 17 May 2018
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ZappaMuffin
Glasgow, UK62 contributions
Excellent!
Sep 2017 • Couples
We visited the Astrid Kirchherr with The Beatles exhibition on Saturday. The exhibition was wonderful with lots of great stories on the handheld set, which is included in the ticket price. The space is great. The staff were very friendly and informative. I will definitely be visiting future exhibitions here. Highly recommend a visit to the Astrid Kirchherr exhibition is you are in Bologna!
Written 19 September 2017
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Dorothy W
Bournemouth, UK87 contributions
Excellent exhibition space
Jun 2017 • Friends
Not only do you get to see the exhibition current at the time of your visit but you also get to see the painted room interiors by the Carracci Brothers famous bolognese artists of 16 century
Written 16 June 2017
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Andrew S
36 contributions
A philistine writes...
May 2017 • Couples
Erm, didn't actually get as far as the museum space. Waylaid by the excellent coffee and books in the hip & highbrow cafe. Great place do hang out and feel cultured without having to actually look at anything.
Written 9 May 2017
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Meghan J
Lugano, Switzerland69 contributions
"Costruire Il Novecento" - A highlight of our weekend
Mar 2017 • Couples
I'm relatively new to the world of early/mid 20th-century Italian art, but I love it, and therefore I was interested to see Costruire Il Novecento.

What a wonderful exhibit! Beyond simply enjoying the paintings aesthetically, I was particularly happy to discover the work of Osvaldo Licini and to learn more about Giorgio Morandi and Carlo Carrà.

In fact, one element I loved about this show was how much I learned via the (free) informative audio guide. Guests may listen to individual recordings for most paintings, and additional informational tracks are available for those wanting more background information about the artist. [As an aside, I will say I used the Italian language guide, but I'd be shocked if it wasn't available in English as well.] Each room also features dual Italian/English placards describing the artwork, artists and brief historical context.

I was so happy with the exhibit, that I promptly bought the show catalogue at the gift shop. (Which, by the way, has a number of nice little "gifts" for the folks back home.)

If you're looking for a pleasant way to spend an hour or so in Bologna, I highly recommend Costruire Il Novecento.

P.S. Look up from time-to-time...some of the ceilings of Palazzo Fava are beautiful! :-)
Written 12 March 2017
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JemimaCambridge
Cambridge, UK151 contributions
A most essential place to visit when in Bologna
Sep 2016 • Solo
It currently has the Vermeer exhibition which was a must for me and I was not disappointed. Absolutely beautiful.
Written 26 September 2016
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Palazzo Fava is open:
  • Sun - Sat 10:00 - 20:00