The beautiful rooms and impressive architecture of Palazzo Boncompagni, an extraordinary example of the mature Italian Renaissance, can be visited according to the hours published on this page with guided tours that can be booked online.
Vignola’s spiral staircase, the gallery with its inlaid colonnade, the courtyard and its precious magnolia tree and, of course, the Pope’s room with its frescoes.



Palazzo Boncompagni will be open
every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
and every first and third Sunday of the month.

Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri (1 guided tour of about 45 minutes)
5 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturday (3 guided tours of about 45 minutes)
4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
5 p.m. – 6 p.m.
6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Sunday (3 guided tours of about 45 minutes)
10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
11 a.m. – 12 a.m.
12 a.m. – 13 a.m.



Entrance fees

Reservation required
–> Booka&Buy

€ 10,00 – Full fee
€ 7,00 – Card Cultura Bologna


How to get there

Palazzo Boncompagni
via del Monte 8, Bologna (Italy)

By car
Exit the motorway at the Bologna Fiera exit and proceed towards the center. The building is located in a limited traffic area and it is recommended that you park at the Piazza XIII Agosto Garage.

By train
From the railway station the Palazzo is a 15 minute walk up Via Indipendenza towards Piazza Maggiore and a left turn onto Via del Monte. Alternatively, take bus no. 25 towards the Due Madonne Depository, get off at the Rizzoli stop and then follow Via Indipendenza until you reach Via del Monte.

By plane
Take the Marconi express train or the Aerobus to Central Station and then follow the directions detailed in the “by train” section.




Palazzo Boncompagni has a ramp for disabled access. It is necessary to indicate your interest during the booking process and at least one week in advance to allow it to be assembled.


May 2022

450 years
of Pope Gregory XIII


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.