Guido Reni and the Carracci.
An awaited return.

Palazzo Fava , from 05/12/2015 to 13/03/2016

Bolognese masterpieces from the Capitoline Museum

Guido Reni and the Carracci. A long-awaited return.
Bologna, Palazzo Fava

Until the 13th of March, 2016 Palazzo Fava houses more than 30 masterpieces coming from the Sala Bolognese of the Capitoline Gallery, inside the Capitoline Museums in Rome, among which we can find some extraordinary examples of Guido Reni’s final production.

A unique occasion to admire the combination between the artworks on display and the fresco cycles by Annibale, Agostino and Ludovico Carracci that are painted on the walls of the Palace. This exclusive event is offered thanks to a renovation of the Capitoline Museums’ room supported by the Fondazione Carisbo.

Guido Reni, Annibale and Ludovico Carracci, Domenichino, Denis Calvaert, Sisto Badalocchio, Francesco Albani are only some of the painters of the artworks on display. They were the protagonists of a particular season– the end of the 16th century and the first half of the 17th century – that witnessed the consolidation of historical, political and artistic relationships between Rome and Bologna.

The Exhibition, curated by Sergio Guarino – Art Historian of the Capitoline Gallery, represents the first result of a large research project in which both the events of a wise patronage and the developments of the Bolognese artistic debate of the early 17th century converge.

Supported by the Pontifical Council for Culture, the Exhibition is promoted by the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio in Bologna, Genus Bononiae. Museums in the City, the Sport and Culture Department of Rome and the Capitoline Superintendence of Cultural Heritage.

Opening Hours

Monday: 12-19

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday: 10-19

Saturday: 10-19


Palazzo Fava

via Manzoni 2, Bologna

Admission tickets

Educational Services

  • Between Paintings and Frescoes

    A guided tour of the Exhibition together with the magnificent Palazzo Fava and its fresco cycle.

    • Cost

      Schools: € 70 each class / Adults: € 80 each group

    The Carracci School

    A guided tour from Palazzo Fava to San Colombano in order to admire the fresco cycles realized by the best disciples of the Carracci school, “La Gloriosa Gara”. A peculiar fil rouge that bonds the two nearby buildings. On request, the visitors can stop by to listen to the antique musical instruments being played by the Collection Curator; The Maestro Liuwe Tamminga.

    • Cost

      Schools: € 130 each class / Adults: € 150 each group

    The Carracci and Bologna

    A guided tour of the Exhibition that continues outside through the places where the Bolognese school operated: the Church of Santa Maria di Galliera, San Pietro Cathedral, the Church of Saints Gregorio and Siro, Palazzo Bocchi, Palazzo Poggi and the Chapel of San Domenico.

    • Cost

      Schools: € 110 euro each class / Adults: exhibition visit and itinerary (2 hours and a half) € 130 each group

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