A selection of the main events in the city by Bologna Welcome


The maximum expression of Wagnerian innovations, Tristan und Isolde is the poem of passionate love, of night and of death. In the work, represented for the first time at the Teatro Comunale of Bologna on June 2, 1888.

The magical atmosphere of the ancient medieval tale is condensed into an anguished song of desire and despair, which spreads along the tensions of a very rich musical texture. The protagonists, Tristan and Isolde, find themselves condemned to suffer for an impossible love and try, with death, to render their feelings eternal.

Events - 17/01/2020 - 26/01/2020

Art week is the week of art par excellence. It takes place in Bologna in January, accompanying the diverse programme of cultural events for Art City that take place in the city at the Arte Fiera trade fair.

Things get started in Bologna in January with Art Week, and this second edition will be celebrating all aspects of art. And it is on this diverse, cross-cutting stage that the Art City and Arte Fiera events will unfold.

Starting on 17 January, once again this year for a whole week, locals and tourists can bask in the zealous vitality that pervades Bologna wherever you turn, fuelled in many different locations by the Main program, which consists of a Special project and a vast array of Main projects, including exhibitions, installations and performances, all with free entry.

Image caption: Romeo Castellucci - La vita nuova. Da sin : Abdoulay Djire, Olivier Kalambayi Mutshita, Siegfried Eyidi Dikongo (di spalle), Mbaye Thiongane, Sedrick Amisi Matala Photo © Stephan Glagla
Events - 7/12/2019 - 24/05/2020

From 7 December the Museo Civico Archeologico of Bologna is hosting “Etruscans. Journey Through the Lands of the Rasna”, a major exhibition devoted to Etruscan civilization.

Now 20 years since the great exhibitions in Bologna and Venice, the Museo Civico Archeologico of Bologna is presenting an ambitious exhibition project devoted to Etruscan civilization, bringing together some 1,400 objects from 60 museums and institutions in Italy and abroad. The exhibition opens on 7 December 2019 and will run until 24 May 2020. It takes visitors on a journey through the Etruscan lands and shows that there is no single Etruria, but multiple regions that gave rise to settlements, urbanization, administrative and economic models different in space and time, but all under the aegis of a single Etruscan culture.

Places and routes

The two towers Garisenda and Asinelli are the traditional symbol of Bologna, strategically standing where the old Aemilian way entered the town.

In the late 12th century, at least one hundred towers dotted the town's skyline, but today only twenty have survived the ravages of fire, warfare and lightning. Link al percorso.  
Places and routes

Along the Via Emilia a route to discover the most important factories and museums dedicated to engines

such as Ferrari (Maranello), Maserati (Modena), Lamborghini (Sant'Agata Bolognese), Ducati (Bologna) and others..  Link all'evento..