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Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna

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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
patinhongkong
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One of the nicer, richer yet not excessive to learn and feel the connection of art to the people

First the combined ticket is very attractive. Then the layout - if you are from the new world you... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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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

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Reviewed 19 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.

Thank rv15243
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.

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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

1  Thank bay_area_folk
Reviewed 29 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

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

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

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

1  Thank rgl201
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

Has an extensive collection of Bolognese church art from Giotto to Reni.Which is the strength, and weakness of the gallery. With so much of it , over 40 rooms, many works are quite average. And if you prefer a more balanced art gallery, with art...More

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