Museo delle Navi e Collezione di Antiche Carte Geografiche, Bologna
via Zamboni, 33, Bologna 40126
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Open Hours: Tu to Fr from 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM,Tu to Fr from 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM,Sa to Su from 10:30 PM to 01:30 PM,Sa to Su from 02:30 PM to 05:30 PM
This important collection of models of 17th and 18th century military vessel is located in what used to be the Istituto di ... More
Museo delle Navi e Collezione di Antiche Carte Geografiche
This important collection of models of 17th and 18th century military vessel is located in what used to be the Istituto di Geografia e Nautica (the Institute of Geography and Navigation), founded in Palazzo Poggi in 1724. These are some of the Museum's best exhibits: Le Royal Louis, a 17th-century military vessel with three decks and 150 cannons, Le Bien Aime, an 18th-century vessel with two decks and 64 cannons, and the Galeone Mediceo dating back to the beginning of the 18th Century with 34 cannons. Museo delle Navi e Collezione di Antiche Carte Geografiche also contains an exhibition of Antique Geographical Maps which includes material from the Institute of Geography and Navigation which was founded in 1724 by Antonio Sbaraglia on the suggestion of the founder of the Science Institute, L.F. Marsili. The collection is made up of maps engraved on copper and made between the 17th-18th Centuries. This is one of the most important museums of its kind in the world.
The entrance to this museum can be reached by walking through the Santuario. The Museum exhibits tell the story of
the Confraternita dei Battuti a Bologna, the founders of the Santa Maria della Vita Hospital. The exhibition includes medical ...