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Palazzo Boncompagni

The Palace can be visited every Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat.
Every first and third Sunday of the month

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PALAZZO / HISTORY

Gregorio XIII

In the historic center, a few hundred meters from Piazza Maggiore and the Due Torri, there is a noble palace that was built in the mid-16th Century to house a Pope.
Palazzo Boncompagni (now Benelli) is located in Via del Monte 8 and is one of the finest examples from the Bolognese Renaissance.

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EVENTS

May 2022

450 years
of Pope Gregory XIII

1572-2022

On May 25th, 450 years ago, Ugo Boncompagni was crowned Pope and given the name “Gregory XIII”, after a very short conclave held on May 13th 1572.
On the occasion of this symbolic anniversary, the Palazzo Boncompagni Foundation is organizing a rich program of activities.

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GREGORIUS
Ugo Boncompagni, a great Bolognese Pope
May 1572 – May 2022

The life

The life

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The art

The art

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The Gregorian Calendar

The Gregorian Calendar

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THE PALAZZO

ART AND ARCHITECTURE

Helical staircase

Helical staircase

Fresco in the Pope’s Hall

Fresco in the Pope’s Hall

Open Gallery

Open Gallery

The anointing of the young shepard

The anointing of the young shepard

Hall of papal audiences

Hall of papal audiences

Room of the ‘700

Room of the ‘700