This palazzo was built in 1549 and is thought to have been designed by Pellegrino Tibaldi. The Torre della Specola e Museo Astronomico is built on top of the palazzo and dates back to 1725. It was built by Carlo Francesco Dotti. The university of Bologna has used the building since 1802 as an Institute for Science and as a museum for the university. They has visiting times every day. It is possible to visit the historic Aula Carducci where Giosué Carducci taught and see the beautiful courtyard which contains a sandstone statue of Hercules by Angelo Grabiello Piò.
- Open Hours: Tuesday to Friday from 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM, Tuesday to Friday from 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM, Saturday to Sunday from 10:30 AM to 01:30 PM, Saturday to Sunday from 02:30 PM to 05:30 PM
Attractions & Landmarks
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- Nearest Train: ATC 20, 28, 32, 33, 36, 37, 50, 60, 89, C