"l'Archiginnasio" Palazzo dell'Archiginnasio Tip by MM212

Palazzo dell'Archiginnasio, Bologna: 24 reviews and 82 photos

  Painted Walls of l'Archiginnasio, Apr 2009
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  • Painted Walls of l'Archiginnasio, Apr 2009 - Bologna
      Painted Walls of l'Archiginnasio, Apr 2009
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  • l'Archiginnasio and its 30 arches, Apr 2009 - Bologna
      l'Archiginnasio and its 30 arches, Apr 2009
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  • The courtyard, Apr 2009 - Bologna
      The courtyard, Apr 2009
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  • Painted Portico, Apr 2009 - Bologna
      Painted Portico, Apr 2009
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  • More frescoes of l'Archiginnasio, Apr 2009 - Bologna
      More frescoes of l'Archiginnasio, Apr 2009
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The long portico of l'Archiginnasio, which lies opposite the side of the Basilica di San Petronio, is made up of 30 uniform arches designed by Antonio Morandi. The Renaissance-style edifice was built in 1563 to unite the various departments of the University of Bologna, which up until then were spread out across multiple buildings around the city. The University remained in l'Archiginnasio until it moved to its current location on via Zamboni in 1803. Within l'Archiginnasio is a beautiful courtyard with a double loggia, whose walls are painted with beautiful frescoes and around 6000 coats-of-arms of people who attended the university. Within the building is the chapel of Santa Maria dei Bulgari and the impressive 17th century Anatomy Theatre. It also houses the Municipal Library.

Address: Piazza Galvani, 1
Phone: 051 276811
Website: http://www.archiginnasio.it/

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