There are plenty of interesting Science & Technology Museums in Bologna:
- The University Museums (Museo di Palazzo Poggi), Via Zamboni 33, ☎ +39 051 2099398,
- 10 AM-1PM & 2PM-4PM, Sa-Su 10:30AM-1:30PM & 2:30PM-5:30PM.
This museum is packed with 16th-century wall paintings that decorate the building. The Museo di Palazzo Poggi reconstructs the paths of research and education that gave Bologna its sterling scientific reputation including: the Ulisse Aldrovandi Museum, the Luigi Ferdinando Marsili Collections and Museum of Military Architecture, the Ferdinando Cospi Collection, the furnishings and instruments that belonged to the 18th-century Istituto delle Scienze, Carducci Room, Naval and Antiques Maps & Charts Museum, Museum of Human Anatomy, Obstetrical Museum, Museum of Natural History, Physics Museum, and Museum of Astronomical Observatory (Specola).
Car and motorcycle enthusiats will love these museums:
- Ducati Museum, Via Antonio Cavalieri Ducati 3, ☎ +39 051 6413111, . By reservation only, guided tours at 9:15AM, 11AM, 1:45PM, 3:30PM and Sa 10AM, 11AM, 12PM. Closed during Easter and Christmas holidays and in August. It represents the evolution of the Bolognese motorcycle firm. An exposition of motorcycles, period materials, projects, mechanical components, pictures and videos. Full €10, Reduced €8.
- Lamborghini Museum, (from Bologna Centrale railway station the ATB 576 bus (towards Crevalcore) to the “S. Agata B. Chiesa Frati” stop in Sant’Agata Bolognese (approx. 55 minutes ride), which is five minutes on foot from the museum).
- M-F 10AM-12:30PM & 1:30PM-5PM. This famous car maker in Italy has been producing some of the most sought-after luxury sports cars in the world for decades. Full €13, Reduced €10.
The Industrial Heritage Museum (Il Museo del Patrimonio Industriale), Via della Beverara 123, ☎ +39 051 6356611.
- The production history of the city and its territory through machines, models, working models, exhibits, laboratory equipment, scientific instruments accompanied by interactive structures and documentaries.
- Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Italy Travel Guides @ www.vino-con-vista.com