Battilani Collection


 
There is a particularly interesting collection of motorcycles at Imola, the Collezione Benito e Renzo Battilani which contains many old motorcycles produced by Italian and foreign manufacturers between the early years of the 19th century and 1945.

Among the best-represented brands are Harley Davidson and Frera. There are also some recent valuable pieces, such as Loris Capirossi’s first motorcycle, a Mancini.


Collezione Battilani
via Poiano 1/b
tel. 0542.640961 sig. Battilani
web: www.motorvalley.it/musei-e-collezioni/collezione-battilani
 
Accessible to the disabled
 
Opening hours:
upon appointment
 

 





Ceramics Museum

The museums illustrates the artistic production of the Cooperativa Ceramica of Imola since its foundation in 1874 and the more recent collaborations with internationally renowned artists.


Museo della Cooperativa Ceramica
via Vittorio Veneto 13
tel. 0542.601601
fax 0542.601534
e-mail: sala.mostra@imolaceramica.it
web: www.imolaceramica.it/it/progettisti/818-imolarte.htm
 
The site doesn’t offer access to the disabled
 
Opening hours:
From Monday to Saturday: 9.00am to 1.00pm & 3.10pm to 7.00pm
 
Admission free

 





Collections of puppets and theatres

 
A private collection of marionettes and puppets donated to the parish of St. Giacomo del Carmine, together with some Italian and foreign puppet theatres of 19th and 20th centuries.

The collection is seated in the former Carmelite convent, outbuilding at the church of S. Giacomo Maggiore del Carmine.


Collezione di burattini, marionette e teatrini
via Emilia 32
tel. 0542.22392 Parish church
 
The site doesn’t offer access to the disabled
 
Opening hours:
upon appointment

 





Diocesan Museum


 
It consists of a rich collection of paintings, reliquaries, sacred vestments and precious sacred objects of art dating from 11° to 20°centuries.

It is seat in the Bishop’s palace.


Museo Diocesano
piazza Duomo 1
tel. 0542.25000
e-mail: museo@imola.chiesacattolica.it
 
The site offers full access to the disabled
 
Opening hours:
Tuesday and Thursday: 9.00am to 12.00pm & 2.00pm to 5.00pm
Wednesday: 9.00am to 12.00pm
Saturday: 10.00am to 1.00pm & 3.30pm to 6.30pm
Sunday: 3.30pm to 6.30pm
 
Admission free
 
Period of opening: all year round (July and August close on Saturday and Sunday)

 





Museo ‘Giuseppe Scarabelli’

Archeological & Naturalistic Museum

Located in the convent of San Domenico, the museum was founded in 1857 based on research conducted by geologist and palaeontologist, Giuseppe Scarabelli, and grew thanks to private donations.

A wonderful example of a nineteenth century museum, it houses sections dedicated to prehistoric archaeology with findings from Palaeolithic sites and from the Bronze Age, to geology with a rich selection of rocks, minerals, fossils and other collections and finally a section dedicated to nature.

pdf-24 Mini museum guide in PDF format


Museo Archeologico e Naturalistico ‘Giuseppe Scarabelli’
via Sacchi 4
tel. 0542.602609 Musei Civici
fax 0542.602608
e-mail: musei@comune.imola.bo.it
web: museicivici.it
 
The site offers full access to the disabled
 
Opening hours:
from Tuesday to Friday 9.00am to 1.00pm; Saturday 3.00pm to 7.00pm
Sunday 10.00am to 1.00pm and 3.00pm to 7.00pm
 
Admission with fee

 





Museo San Domenico

 

Town Art Gallery

The ex-convent of San Domenico dates back to the 14th century and since re-opening to the public in 2011, it houses the town’s Art Gallery.

The gallery is now arranged according to theme and timeline and contains about 600 works such as paintings, sculptures, ceramics, drawings, coins and medallions from civic collections. Together they form the chapters of an illustrated history of Imola – from the medieval period up to modern times – with direct reference to its places, events, tastes and lifestyle.

The collection includes works from different periods, unique and of quality, from the paintings of Innocenzo da Imola, Lavinia Fontana, Cesi, Ubaldo Gandolfi,Viani to contemporary artists such as Morandi, de Pisis, Casorati and natives of Imola such as Sartelli, Raccagni, Bertozzi and Casoni. From archaic ceramics – unearthed recently– to precious jugs from the Renaissance and a large variety of local ceramics which date from the 17th to the 20th centuries. Finally an exclusive selection of drawings from the old masters of the “Bolognese” school such as Carracci, Domenichino, Guercino, Creti and a significant variety of coins and medallions dating as far back as Ancient Greece and gathered by important collectors from Imola.

The visit takes place inside the former convent of San Domenico which contains many points of interest including the antique hall with frescoes from the early 14th century, the 16th century library and a beautiful view from the pulpit overlooking the inside of the church.

pdf-24 Mini museum guide in PDF format


Collezioni d’arte della città
via Sacchi 4
tel. 0542.602609 Musei Civici
fax 0542.602608
e-mail: musei@comune.imola.bo.it
web: museicivici.it
 
The site offers full access to the disabled
 
Opening hours:
from Tuesday to Friday 9.00am to 1.00pm; Saturday 3.00pm to 7.00pm
sunday 10.00am to 1.00pm and 3.00pm to 7.00pm
 
Admission with fee
 





Painted Lunette

Within the 1st Observance Cloister you can see 20 frescoes dating back to the 16th century, painted by an unknown artist using the fresco technique, depicting the life of St. Francis of Assisi, restored thanks to the contribution of the Fondazione CRI (Italian Red Cross Foundation); inauguration 4th October 2010


Lunette dipinte
Convento dell’Osservanza – via Venturini 2
tel. 0542.23572 Parish church

 
The site offers full access to the disabled

 
Opening hours:
Saturday 2.30pm-6.00pm; Sunday 10.00am-12.00pm

 
Admission free

 





Palazzo Tozzoni


 
The last descendent of the Tozzoni family, Sofia Serristori Tozzoni, donated the building to the town in 1981. This noble home, which has been perfectly conserved, not just architecturally but also in the furnishings, offers the visitors a clear view of the life of a 18th century noble family in a provincial town.

The palace was renovated between 1726 and 1738 and probably the project was designed by the architect Alfonso Torreggiani from Bologna under the supervision of Domenico Trifogli, a Ticinese architect.

On exhibition is a rich and important collection of paintings, art objects, furnishings, family souvenirs and a collection of ethnic items which permit the visitors to entirely appreciate the refined atmosphere, such as that of the baroque style of the upper floors. On the lower floors visitors will find a juxtaposition of styles due to the various modifications throughout the centuries.

pdf-24 Mini museum guide in PDF format


Palazzo Tozzoni
via Garibaldi 18
tel. 0542.602609 Musei Civici
fax 0542.602608
e-mail: musei@comune.imola.bo.it
web: museicivici.it
 
The museum is accesible to visitors with limited mobility on booking
 
Opening hours:
Saturday 3.00pm to 7.00pm
Sunday 10.00am to 1.00pm and 3.00pm to 7.00pm
 
Admission with fee

 





Piratello Sacred Art Museum


 
It contains a precious collection of objects testifying the 500 years of devotion to the Vergin of Piratello.


Museo di arte sacra del Piratello
via Emilia Ponente 27 – Loc. Piratello
tel. 0542.40455 Parish church

 
The site offers full access to then disabled
 
Opening hours:currently closed for restoration
 
Admission free
 





Rocca Sforzesca

 

The fortress, a superb example of a fortified architecture of the Medieval and Renaissance period, was founded in the XIII century.

Remains of the antique period can still been seen: the doorway, with a pointed arch, the tower with the dungeons, the suggestive areas of the ground floor, and the terrace from where visitors can take a breath-taking view of the town and the surrounding hills. The original square tower is still visible today emerging from the centre of the round south-west tower.

This fortress was re-modelled between 1472-1448 in order to enforce its defence system against firearms. It was under the rule of the Sforza family, lords of Imola, that part of the walls, the circular corner towers and the embrasures decorated with the coat of arms of the Riario-Sforza family were added. Furthermore a residential area was added, known as the ‘Palazzetto del Paradiso’, which later hosted the prisons between the XVI and XX centuries.

The fortress was re-opened to the public in 1973. It hosts a collection of ceramics and weapons, all restored to their antique splendour, and correlated with clear captions describing the objects.

pdf-24 Mini museum guide in PDF format


Rocca Sforzesca
piazzale Giovanni dalle Bande Nere
tel. 0542.602609 Musei Civici
fax 0542.602608
e-mail: musei@comune.imola.bo.it
web: museicivici.it
 
The museum is accesible to visitors with limited mobility on booking
 
Opening hours:
Saturday 3.00pm to 7.00pm
Sunday 10.00am to 1.00pm and 3.00pm to 7.00pm
(in July and August special opening on Saturday 10.00am to 1.00pm)

 
Admission with fee

 





20th Century Exhibition of the Resistance


 
The museums comprises a rich collection of original documents, photos and objects that helps visitors to better understand the events connected with the rising of fascism, the 2nd WW and the resistance in the Imola’s area.


Museo della Resistenza e del ‘900
via F.lli Bandiera 23
tel. 0542.24422
e-mail: info@cidra.it
web: www.cidra.it
 
It doesn’t offer access to the disabled
 
Opening hours:
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 9.00am-12.30pm
upon appointment (Dott. Orazi Marco cell. 349.4292866)
 
Admission free