Friday, 13 February 2015

Bologna artistic centre

In Bologna, tourists can admire many interesting buildings and beautiful artwork. Many important artists were born in or near Bologna.  Particularly important was the role of the Bolognese painters of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. We remember some names: Guido Reni, Domenichino, the brothers Agostino and Annibale Carracci and their cousin Ludovico, Francesco Albani, Guercino and many others. It is easy that people remain surprises.  Also the cultural institutions of the city often propose interesting art exhibitions and every year in Bologna the ARTEFIERA international fair of modern and contemporary art.

Fountain of Neptune-photo alpav

Santo Stefano basilica -photo Luciano B.

San Petronio basilica-photo Luciano B.

the famous towers of Bologna-photo Patrick Clenet (wiki)

old palace in the center -photo Luciano B

old sculpture by Alfonso Lombardi -photo Luciano B.

Ark of Saint Dominic, the monument containing the remains of Saint Dominic.
Worked on the famous monument many sculptors including the young Michelangelo
photo alpav

fresco by Carracci in old palace -photo by wikipedia

important exhibition "from Cimabue to Morandi from February to May 2015
The exhibition is on view at Palazzo Fava. The curator of the initiative is Vittorio Sgarbi

The Bolognese gastronomy is of course well known .Finally, we must not forget that in the city since the Middle Ages worked a prestigious university.
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Articles in Italian to know better:


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books by Alpav in Lulu


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