Night opening at the Pinacoteca Nazionale of Bologna
Night opening at the Pinacoteca Nazionale of Bologna

Till December 28th, every last Saturday of the month, it will be possible to visit the Piancoteca Nazionale of Bologna, in the evening, during an extraordinary opening, from 8.00 p.m. to 12.00 p.m., part of the project ‘Una sabato notte al museo’ created by the Cultural Heritage and Activity and Tourism departement.

At the moment is an experimental project to try the agreement -of this kind of cultural event by national visitors and tourists. Among the works guarded inside the Pinacoteca Nazionale there is, also, the ‘San Carlo Borromeo in preghiera’ painted by the Guercino, recovered form the church of San Biagio of Cento, ruined by the earthquake of 2012. Obviously, the painting will come back when the church will be restaured. The Pinacoteca Nazionale was founded on 1712, under the name of ‘Istituto delle Scienze e delle Arti’, according the will of count Luigi Ferdinando Marsili. Currently, the location is in the university area of Bologna, in the ex jesuit novitiate of Sant’Ignazio. The artistic heritage of the Pinacoteca, mainly based on works plundered into churches and convents during the napoleonic period, started on 1762, by a donation of Mons. Francesco Zambeccari.