Palazzo Fava - Exhibition Palace

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Palazzo Fava

Inaugurated in 2011, Palazzo Fava is today the Palazzo delle Esposizioni of Genus Bononiae. Museums in the city .

With a surface area of over 2600 square metres, it hosts national and international exhibitions, such as "The Girl with a Pearl Earring" and "From Cimabue to Morandi-Felsina Pittrice" . The main floor preserves the first cycle of frescoes in the career of the young Annibale, Agostino and Ludovico Carracci, commissioned by Filippo Fava in 1584.

Among the panels, the episode of the Nocturnal Enchantments of Medea stands out, with the sorceress in the act of purifying herself at the stream under the rays of the moon, defined as the first modern nude in the history of art by the art historian Andrea Emiliani. The origins of Palazzo Fava date back to the Middle Ages , but the current structure took shape in the Renaissance, with the restoration work commissioned by the Fava family, one of the oldest families in the city, who came into possession of it in 1546.

After the extinction of the Fava-Ghisilieri branch, the palace came first to the Medica family , then to the Grand Hotel Majestic (formerly Baglioni).

In 2005 the entire complex was purchased by the Cassa di Risparmio in Bologna Foundation, completely restored and returned to the city as the Palazzo delle Esposizioni.


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Via Manzoni, 2
40121 Bologna


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