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Museo Civico Medievale

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Neighbourhood: Porto
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Address: Via Alessandro Manzoni 4, 40121 Bologna, Italy
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Do not be put off by the eclectic mix of objects in the first two small rooms, once you get into the museum proper there are some beautiful things to see. We are not great museum... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very informative, and divided into manageable smaller rooms. There are large cards which you can pick up and walk round with at the entrance to each salon, with information about the exhibits, and very helpfully written in Italian AND English. Extensive exhibition, so allow plenty of time to wander round and read.

Thank lynwhite305
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This and museod' archelogical are the best I have seen in the city. the choir manuscripts really moved me in their beauty. This place has a little of everything in it.

Thank pugetsoundscuba
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138 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Do not be put off by the eclectic mix of objects in the first two small rooms, once you get into the museum proper there are some beautiful things to see. We are not great museum visitors when on city breaks usually but were really pleased to have come across this lovely little museum.

Thank Bitternwatcher
Manhattan Beach, California
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501 reviews
154 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What ever happened to the Goddess of Truth? Does anyone know her whereabouts? If so, please share. Admission was only €3 each for seniors. Kinda cool to imagine what medieval life was like and the craftsmanship of the tools and objects. Look over there, is that Neon Joe? Seems a bit out of character for him to be here. Don't... More 

Thank Sequoia R
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37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

We were at a bit of a loose end with some hours to kill and thought we'd give it a go. The entrance isn't terribly enticing and when I saw admission of 5€ euros each I nearly turned around. I am so glad I didn't. It houses a must be priceless collection of all kinds of art and militaria housed... More 

Thank DAT64
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

An excellent museum, well laid out it is housed on three floors. Allow plenty of time and note that it can be seen through the Bologna Welcome Card.

Thank Malcolm W
Seattle, Washington
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Unfortunately I only had an hour in the museum, and wished I had more time. I am a medievalist and my Airbnb host recommended this museum. Beautiful carvings and funereal monuments. I went on the first Sunday of the month so it was free and since I was there right at opening so it wasn't too busy. There was only... More 

Thank Caitlin F
Santiago, Chile
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212 reviews
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

My wife loves all things mediaeval, so this museum was on the top of her things to do in Bologna. She was not disappointed, as the collections and displays are quite impressive. A walk through this place shows you the roots of Bologna and most of our western culture.

Thank RicardoCub
Vancouver, Canada
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 6 November 2016

We went the museum on the first Sunday of the month, so it was free. We got the 4 euro walking guide. If you don't want to do that they also have sheets for each room that you an read. It has a nice collection of diverse stuff. I thought all of the information about the relationship between the university... More 

Thank knuj2016
Scottsdale, Arizona
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Unlike other reviewers, we were well treated and welcomed and had lovely chats with staff even though my Italian is very limited. This is an impressive scholarly feeling place; appropriately so, because it was once part of the University system. Relics and old walls cohabit comfortably and each room has English and Italian handouts and an in person guide to... More 

Thank Dianne B

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