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Museo della Specola

Via Zamboni 33, 40126 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 209 9610
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Very cool museum!

Went to a few museums that day and this one was by far my favorite! You have to take a guided tour... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2017
Andrea F
via mobile
A treasure trove for the curious mind

This is a must see for anyone interested in how we arrived at modern astronomy. Our guided tour was... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2017
Alex T
Sydney, Australia
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Astronomical observation tower built in the early 18th century, when its setting, the Poggi Palace, was converted into the Science Institute. Today it is an astronomy museum open to the public.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good33%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
8 Jul 2017
“Very cool museum!”
29 Jun 2017
“A treasure trove for the curious mind”
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Via Zamboni 33, 40126 Bologna, Italy
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Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Went to a few museums that day and this one was by far my favorite! You have to take a guided tour either in English or Italian, but it is well worth it for all the explinations and stories. The tour was lovely, and everything...More

Thank Andrea F
Reviewed 30 June 2017

This is a must see for anyone interested in how we arrived at modern astronomy. Our guided tour was led by two, one of whom was an astronomy student. They answered all our elementary, not-Hawking-level questions in a way which was accessible, and with enthusiasm....More

Thank Alex T
Reviewed 30 May 2017

This is an over-looked and under-visited attraction, which contains several items of interest to those with an historical or scientific leaning. At the time of our visit there were – if I remember correctly – just four other visitors. We were the only English (and...More

1  Thank PJandSJ
Reviewed 9 June 2016

Great if you have interest or background in astronomy, physics or cameras. Involves some climbing (but there's a nice view & breeze from the top). You can find the entrance to the left of where you buy tickets for the Museo di Palazzo Poggi, and...More

Thank Ksenia V
Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

A guided tour after this interesting museum is well worth an hour of your time. It takes you on a fascinating journey through the history of astronomy (with an Italian flavour) and there are some interesting historic telescopes on display. The tour ends at the...More

Thank pjthants
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26 November 2017|
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Response from PJandSJ | Reviewed this property |
There is no open access – you have to have a guided tour. We turned up not long after the museum opened one morning, and were the first or second people there. We put our name down for the next tour (in English), for which... More