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Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna

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Never seen so many beautiful paintings exhibited together. Layout takes you chronologically through... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2018
London, United Kingdom
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The view from Bologna

This gallery, which spans the period from the 13th to the 18th century, is full of artists you... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2018
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Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

Never seen so many beautiful paintings exhibited together. Layout takes you chronologically through the development of Renaissance art to Mannerism and Baroque. Dull? Jokes!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 899Bob
Reviewed 3 October 2018

We were disappointed with this gallery; its bare appearance in guide books may imply others agree. No doubt it houses some priceless works of art but most of them appeared to me to be rather ordinary and never-ending pictures of the infant Christ on his...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 10 September 2018

This gallery, which spans the period from the 13th to the 18th century, is full of artists you won’t have heard of, with just a few glorious exceptions. This is because it focuses on Bolognese artists and these are not household names, probably because Vasari,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 20 August 2018

First the combined ticket is very attractive. Then the layout - if you are from the new world you will notice the old world approach to their own art.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 15 August 2018

A strange gallery with odd opening hours and a very limited selection of art. There is nothing here that really stood out for us so unless you are really into that period of art I'd give it a miss.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ian1232015
Reviewed 9 August 2018

I was in Bologna last week as a tourist and during this very hot week visited sites including this decently air-conditioned museum. It is actually a fairly large collection but unless one has a deep interest in Bolognese area art before 1600, I think it...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

Pretty well nothing but religious art which for me was just too much of the same. Probably says more about me than it does about the art and the gallery that I found it somewhat dull. If you want to see religious art then don’t...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank 326alastairb
Reviewed 14 July 2018

This is by far the best collection of religious art I have seen anywhere. The works are well displayed in spacious rooms and they are exquisite. We went late in the afternoon and had most of the rooms to ourselves. One of the highlights of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank malojakiwi
Reviewed 5 July 2018

Pinacoteca Nazionale was an interesting, well curated museum. Great collection of art from various centuries. Well worth the time spent there

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank loyalredsoxfan
Reviewed 14 June 2018

If you are looking for paintings by famous artists, you will probably be disappointed. But if you are willing to explore art by less renowned artists, you will be well rewarded. The medieval section is particularly spectacular, though the late 16th century mannerists are also...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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