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Specola Museum of Astronomy


We have always looked at the sky seeking to find out its secrets, and wondering about the planets and the stars. The Specola Tower was built for this very purpose, as a place from which to observe the movements of the planets and study astronomy. In its rooms, including the famous Meridian Room, you will see a wealth of instruments that were once used by astronomers, such as armillary spheres or wooden telescopes.



Via Zamboni, 33 - 40126 Bologna


+39 051 2099610

+39 320 4365356

Further Information

Scientific Advisor Prof.ssa Paola Focardi

Opening hours

All our Museums and Collections are closed, except for the Botanic Garden and Herbarium.

We look forward to welcoming visitors back as soon as it is safe to do so.


Standard ticket: 5€ 

Free admission: students of the University of Bologna, personnel of the University of Bologna, accompanying visitors with disabilities, Card Cultura holders


- 2€ per person (educational tour only) 

- 5€ per person (visit with teaching material)

Further information

The climb up the Tower requires considerable physical effort: visitors should be aware that the staircase is made up of 272 steps. Admission is therefore not recommended for people suffering from heart conditions, dizziness and claustrophobia. 

For safety reasons, access to the Tower is not permitted to persons with reduced or impaired mobility.

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