The Medieval Museum is located in the 15th-century Palazzo Fava Ghisilardi, and was first opened in 1985. The Museum contains exhibits from all around the world. The Palagi collections include numerous pieces of Pre-Colombian, Asiatic, and African art, and other collections contain oriental arms, gold Lombard crosses, byzantine ivories, Murano glass, ceramics from Faenza, Turkish arquebuses, and many other items which represent the evolution of Medieval and Bolognese Renaissance art. The Museum also holds the bronze piece made by Giambologna in 1567 for the creation of the magnificent Fountain of Neptune. The frescoes by Carracci in the five rooms with casson ceilings are of particular artistic interest, they represent mythological tales from the works of Homer and Virgil.
- Open Hours: Tuesday to Friday from 09:00 AM to 03:00 PM, Saturday to Saturday from 10:00 AM to 06:30 PM
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