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“Beautiful building - and contents!”

Collezioni Comunali d'Arte
Ranked #76 of 370 things to do in Bologna
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 1 November 2016

A (low) entrance fee is payable - when we attended there were two guys on the tickets desk, whose English was very limited, but vastly superior to our command of Italian. When they found we were English they shook our hands and congratulated us on Brexit! They couldn't wait for the chance of a vote in Italy.

Wonderful paintings by well known Italian masters as well as some by names unknown to me. One of the mature lady curators even came over to point out some of the treasures - as well as dragging us to one of the windows - to make sure we enjoyed the view, looking out of the gallery!

Well worth the entrance fee.

Thank KuleDude
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Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

It was nice to visit it, beautiful building. I liked the Trinity picture of Jesus very much. Not many visitors during the week.

Thank krissstynka
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Reviewed 20 September 2016

The Civic Fine Arts Museum (Collezioni Comunali D'Arte) is located in Palazzo d'Accursio in Piazza Maggiore .Its contains wonderful paintings from the Middle Ages
to the 19th century. Wonderful buiding with ceilings and walls

Thank doresg
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Reviewed 18 June 2016

This is one that you can get into free with the Bolonga Welcome card but only 5 Euro if not. Impressive building with great ceilings. Interesting English Garden room in fresco at the end of one corridor. Fascinating ramp (for horse and carriages originally) rather than staircase to get to the upper floors where the museum is.

Thank Anne C
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Reviewed 6 June 2016

There’s really no excuse for not visiting the Comunali D’Arte when in Bologna, because it’s on Piazza Maggiore in the city centre. Entrance to the building itself, plus some of the work rooms and the impressively ornate council chamber, is free. These alone are worth a visit; but the real treasure – medieval paintings, and the state rooms of Cardinal Legates – are well worth paying a little extra for. Some ceilings and walls are works of art in themselves. It’s not at all touristy, and not many people go – so take advantage of the lack of crowds! The view over the Piazza from the final state room (ask an attendant to open a window) also yields a different perspective than that from the streets below. Take a camera.
I particularly liked the wide staircases leading up into and within the building. They were designed so that visiting medieval dignitaries could actually ride their horses up to the council chamber, or less active ones could be carried upwards in their sedan chairs. A timeless building, still in everyday use today. What a privilege it must be to work there ….

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