"Palazzo Poggi" University Tip by aliante1981

University, Bologna: 21 reviews and 48 photos

Palazzo Poggi, or Poggi Palace, on the Via Belmeloro, has been the central administrative seat of the University of Bologna (one of the most important in Italy) since year 1803, though the building itself is several centuries older.

The construction of the palace was ordered by the Cardinal Giovanni Poggi (hence the name) and completed during the 1549 ? 1556 time span. Quite a short one, I thought, by the building standards of the Middle Ages.

Inside, there are interesting (though not most colourful) frescoes by Pellegrino Tibaldi, depicting the series of ancient legends about Ulysses. Strange, because during those years most frescoes were not secular, but religious in nature & subject?

The Poggi palace also houses several of the University museums, but I guess that is the topic of other tips?

Address: Via Zamboni, 33
Phone: 051 209 9111
Website: http://www.unibo.it/

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  • Written Dec 13, 2003
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