Helical staircase

The spiral staircase leading to the noble floor of the building is also attributed to Jacopo Barrozzi, known as Vignola. It was inspired by the noble models of Bramante in the Vatican, that of Vignola’s Palazzo Farnese di Caprarola and is in all respects similar to that of Palazzo Barozzi.

The staircase ends at the top with a roof terrace from which you can see the two towers of Bologna.
A mother-of-pearl marmorino has recently been unearthed on the wall of the spiral staircase, making it look similar to the inside of a shell; a recurring motif throughout the building.

Mimmo Paladino


February 1-June 9, 2024

Mimmo Paladino

in the Palace of the Pope

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Arte Fiera Mimmo Paladino, internationally renowned artist, returns after many years to exhibit in Bologna with large paintings and sculptures in a venue that enhances and celebrates his creative poetics.
Curated by Silvia Evangelisti