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Discover the National Art Gallery of Bologna: A Journey Through Italian Art

History and Collection
The National Art Gallery of Bologna has been open to the public since 1885 and underwent significant renovation in 1997. The Gallery's collection, whose first catalog dates back to 1827, includes masterpieces by renowned Italian Renaissance, Mannerism, and Baroque artists such as Raphael, Perugino, Tintoretto, Titian, the Carracci, Guercino, and Reni.

Main Works
One of the jewels of the collection is the Bologna Polyptych by Giotto. This masterpiece is known for its detailed refinement and elegant ornaments. The scene depicts the majestic Virgin, gently touched on the face by the Child, and flanked by Saints Gabriel, Michael, Peter, and Paul. The artist's name can be seen on the step of the throne, a distinctive feature of his work.

Events and Exhibitions
In addition to the permanent collection, the Gallery hosts medium and large-scale temporary exhibitions, educational activities, seminars, and conferences. It is a place where art and culture meet, offering visitors an educational and stimulating experience.

Practical Information
The National Art Gallery is located at Via delle Belle Arti 56, 40126 Bologna. Opening hours are as follows:
- Tuesday to Sunday and holidays: 9 AM - 7 PM
- Monday: closed
- Last entry: 30 minutes before closing

Admission Fees
- Full: €10
- Reduced: €6
- Bologna Welcome Card: Free
- Carta Cultura: Free
- Reduced (18-25 years): €2
- Disabled with companion: Free

Free Admission in 2024
- Every first Sunday of the month- April 25, June 2, November 4

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