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Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna

Via delle Belle Arti 56, 40126 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 420 9411
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Amazing collection of early paintings of breathtaking quality

I expected wonderful early paintings but these were outstanding in every way. Pseudo-Jacopino's... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Biggleswade, United Kingdom
Very fine collection

Very fine painting collection, focussing mainly on regional painters (of which there are many fine... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Via delle Belle Arti 56, 40126 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 420 9411
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 7 March 2017

I love the art gallery. It's never too crowded so it's possible to get some one on one time with the art works. A lot of the collection is religious art - which I love. If you look closely some of the Greek and Roman...More

Thank sscarllet
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Worth the visit for one room which houses the fresci from a church. The museum has replicated the church itself. The paintings are wonderfully alive.

Thank Mick B
Reviewed 3 February 2017

I learned of this place from Andrew Graham Dixon's "Italy Unpacked" (TV prog) and came especially to see Guido Reni's "The Massacre of the Innocents". The gallery contains works from the 14Century onwards and mostly by local artists but also including very important works from...More

2  Thank Fiona M
Reviewed 18 January 2017

The way the world is heading, it won't be long before every art gallery in the world has ultra-sensitive proximity alarms, jobsworth staff and a whole plethora of sensitive security measures - in order to “protect the art”. This draconian, (but understandable), attitude could be...More

Thank JandApe
Reviewed 6 January 2017

If you are in Bologna, and if you have even the very minimum interest in Renaissance paintings, do not miss with very rich and well-organised collection of paintings from the 14th to 19th Century - the Renaissance section is the best represented, I think. You'll...More

2  Thank Maria D
Reviewed 29 November 2016

must see gallery , masterpieces inside , renaissance and not only...10-15 minutes away from the train station by foot...

1  Thank ilias i
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maria v
È vero che la prima domenica del mese l'ingresso è gratuito?
27 March 2017|
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Response from VF406 | Property representative |
Sì è vero, come in tutti i musei statali italiani. Un'occasione da non perdere per scoprire mille tesori artistici del nostro paese!
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Lilly F
ci sono uffici? è previsto personale Amministrativo o solo custodi?
22 February 2017|
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Response from viaggio_saggio | Property representative |
I servizi amministrativi della pinacoteca sono, temporaneamente, svolti dal personale del Polo Museale dell'Emilia Romagna, la struttura periferica del Ministero cui afferisce la Pinacoteca. Se ha bisogno di altre... More
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