The ex-convent of San Domenic 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.
Mini museum guide in PDF format
The site offers full access to the disabled
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