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The palace, The origins...

Pallavicini Palace was built on the tradition of the Bolognese Fifteenth century, when under the Bentivoglio dominion it belonged to the Sala family (1493) then in time was owned by the Volta, the Marsili and the Isolani counts, who in 1680 renovated it “in the senatorial architecture” (cf. Giudicini). They entrusted, the architect, Paolo Canali with the task, who projected and built the monumental staircase and the hall with a lantern shape ceiling, the highest of the city together with the one in Ranuzzi Palace, whereas in 1690 the halls were embellished with Giovanni Antonio Burrini’s paintings.

Mozart and the palace

In Burrini hall which was lit to celebrate the evening of march 26, 1770, the fourteen year-old Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, guest of the Count Marshal with his father, performed in the presence of seventy ladies and of the European high aristocracy: the count Giuseppe of Kaunitz Rittber and princes of Holstein and of Saxen Gotha, guests of Pallavicini as well, attended the concert together with the bolognese nobility and religious leaders: the archbishop Vincenzo Malvezzi, the cardinal legate Antonio Colonna Branciforte and monsignor Ignazio Boncompagni Ludovisi. The count, prideful of the evening, March 28 wrote to the minister Firmian of the event: “I held Monday evening at my house a conversation with 70 ladies to which Mr. Cardinal Legate, Mr princes of Holstein, and almost all the nobility came, and the young professor proved his admirable knowledge that at his tender age appeared to be incredible to those who couldn’t see him...”

Where we are and how to reach us

Palazzo Pallavicini
Via San Felice 24

By car:

Follow the A14 BO-TA, take the tangenziale, take the fifth exit quartiere Lame and continue on Centro Città
Follow the A13 BO-PD, take the tangenziale, take the fifth exit quartiere Lame and continue on Centro Città

Car parks:

Apcoa parking Riva Reno Via del Rondone 2 – 540 available parking spaces – 600 m distance
Traffic zone ZTL, parking garage Via San Felice 28 – 30 available parking spaces – 20 m distance

By train:

Bologna Centrale railway station

By bus:

From the railway station you can reach us taking those buses:
36 – bus stop ‘Palazzo dello Sport’ 4 min walk
91 – bus stop ‘Via Riva Reno’ 2 min walk

By plane:

Bologna | airport “G.Marconi”| Tel. 051-6479615
Shuttle bus BLQ Autobus - 81



 Via San Felice 24, 40122 Bologna


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