Joy of Museums

Museums, Art Galleries and Historical Sites

Bologna Museums


Museums in Bologna

The Etruscans initially established Bologna, and the city has been a major urban centre for centuries, first under the Romans, then in the Middle Ages, when it was among one of the largest European cities. Bologna is home to the oldest university in the world, the University of Bologna, established in AD 1088.

Bologna is famous for its towers, churches and porticoes and has preserved its historical centre. Bologna is a historic city and has many museums and art galleries, the following museums will feature on the “Joy of Museums”:


  • City:                      Bologna
  • Country:              Italy
  • Population:         1 million

Map of Bologna:


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