The Revealed Masterpiece

Palazzo Fava , from 12/03/2020 to 28/06/2020


In compliance with the provisions contained in the Prime Ministerial Decree of 10 March 2020, concerning the urgent measures for the containment of the COVID-19 virus, the opening of the exhibition "The Revealed Masterpiece" is postponed until new government provisions.

9 international museums, 16 panels and 300 years of anticipation, the great
masterpiece returns home. This extraordinary event is celebrated at Palazzo Fava.Palazzo delle Esposizioni of Bologna and marks the reconstitution of one of the greatest masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance: the Polittico Griffoni by Francesco del Cossa and Ercole de ‘Roberti.

The Polittico Griffoni returns in its splendid entirety, 550 years after its realization and 300 years after its disintegration, in an exhibition that brings together all the existing panels for the first time, thanks to the astonishing loans of all the Museums: National Gallery in London, Pinacoteca di Brera in Milan, Louvre in Paris, National Gallery of Art in Washington, Cagnola Collection in Gazzada (Va), Vatican Museums, National Picture Gallery of Ferrara, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen of Rotterdam, Vittorio Cini Collection of Venice.

The event consists of two initiatives: one focussed on the Altarpiece, its meaning, importance and history, curated by Mauro Natale, in collaboration with Cecilia Cavalca.
The other, on the Factum Foundation and its work in the importance of technology in the preservation and sharing of cultural heritage, curated by AdamLowe, Guendalina Damone and the Foundation team.

Special thanks to

Main sponsor: Rekeep e Intesa Sanpaolo
Special partner: Termal
Sponsor: IMA, Polfil , L’Angelica, Hera, AON, Confindustria Emilia Centro
Sponsor Tecnico: Cotabo

Opening Hours

Monday: Closed

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 10 am - 7 pm


Palazzo Fava

via Manzoni 2, Bologna

Admission tickets

Open 18

Full price 15

Reduced price (1) 12

– Over 75 completed (presenting document);
– Journalists with a regular National Order card (professionals, practitioners, publicists)
– Visitors with disabilities;
– Affiliated companies (TPer)
– Police

Reduced price (2) 11

– Groups (reservations required min 10 max 25 people)
– Children from 11 to 18 years old;
– University students up to 26 years old with a badge;

Reduced price (3) 10

– Groups with Genus Bononiae guide;
– Children from 6 to 11 years old;
– Ticket from another Genus Bononiae location;
– Culture Card;
– Bologna Welcome Card;

Free admission

– Children up to 5 years;
– Group escorts (1 each group);
– Visiting teachers with pupils / students (2 each group);
– One companion for visitors with disabilities;
– Invitation coupon holders;
– Genus Bononiae Membership Card holders;
– Guides with badge;
– Journalists with a regular National Order card (request for accreditation by the editorial staff at the address

Booking and presale rights

– Group and individual rates, including Open ticket: € 1.80 per person
– Reduced rate for schools: € 1.00 per student

Radio guides for Compulsory Groups 30

Educational Services

  • At the moment there are no educational proposals of this kind