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Museo Civico Medievale

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Neighbourhood: Porto
As featured in Museum Guide for Bologna
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Address: Via Alessandro Manzoni 4, 40121 Bologna, Italy
Phone Number: +39 051 219 3916

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My wife loves all things mediaeval, so this museum was on the top of her things to do in Bologna. She was not disappointed, as the collections and displays are quite impressive. A... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Santiago, Chile
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Seattle, Washington
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42 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Unfortunately I only had an hour in the museum, and wished I had more time. I am a medievalist and my Airbnb host recommended this museum. Beautiful carvings and funereal monuments. I went on the first Sunday of the month so it was free and since I was there right at opening so it wasn't too busy. There was only... More 

Thank Caitlin F
Santiago, Chile
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife loves all things mediaeval, so this museum was on the top of her things to do in Bologna. She was not disappointed, as the collections and displays are quite impressive. A walk through this place shows you the roots of Bologna and most of our western culture.

Thank RicardoCub
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went the museum on the first Sunday of the month, so it was free. We got the 4 euro walking guide. If you don't want to do that they also have sheets for each room that you an read. It has a nice collection of diverse stuff. I thought all of the information about the relationship between the university... More 

Thank knuj2016
Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Unlike other reviewers, we were well treated and welcomed and had lovely chats with staff even though my Italian is very limited. This is an impressive scholarly feeling place; appropriately so, because it was once part of the University system. Relics and old walls cohabit comfortably and each room has English and Italian handouts and an in person guide to... More 

Thank Dianne B
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

I missed some video and better information abou exponates. There were very few people, they closed at6:30 Saturdays. Good to see the sculpture od Neptun.

Thank krissstynka
Valencia, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

This was the only time in Bologna where we encountered cold, unfriendly and unhelpful reception staff who apparently spoke not a word of English. A great shame as the museum has a good collection of exhibits and it was a very off-putting start to our visit. Staff in other parts of the museum were more approachable, though, and we found... More 

Thank Goldilocks26
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

This museum is very large and built into a medieval building, some of which is exposed. Very reasonable 5 Euro entrance (I paid 3 Euro being 65+). Far better than the History of Bologna Museum and cheaper too. Excellent presentation and a very diverse collection on 3 floors. Don't miss it!

Thank Blowfish333
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

As I progressed through the museum, I gained a greater understanding of the significance of the medieval history of Bologna to the modern city; its pride in being the most ancient University city; its forebearers who set out to establish a degree of learning and study that remains the identity for Bologna as well as being a gastronomic delight.

Thank JemimaCambridge
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

We find this museum by wandering in old city of Bologna and it's on same street of a lovely church. It's good place to indulge in medieval stuff in a medieval building in cozy Saturday morning.

Thank Zhou S
Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Interesting little museum with lovely staff who were very eager to help the day we visited it was free so a bonus. lots of different exhibits not only from italy but from other countries well worth a visit lovely cafe bar next door

Thank sheila f

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