Famous people

 
Alfonso Rubbiani

Alfonso Rubbiani

Eclectic character of culture, promotor of the artistic movement Aemilia Ars, politician and author of important restoration...

 
Alice Zeppilli

Alice Zeppilli

Great soprano from Pieve di Cento, who performed with giants of operas like Enrico Caruso...

 
Amico Aspertini

Amico Aspertini

Original and highly cultured, the painter "who would never submit to anyone" decorated the Rocca Isolani in Minerbio...

 
Augusto Majani

Augusto Majani

Painter and caricaturist from Budrio, he was appreciated by the poet Gabriele D'Annunzio...

 
Clelia Barbieri

Clelia Barbieri

Young saint from Le Budrie, she considered commitment in education as a women’s renaissance phenomenon...

 
Francesco Molinari Pradelli

Francesco Molinari Pradelli

Conductor with an international career and art-collector of Baroque paintings housed in his villa in Castenaso...

 
Gaetano Gandolfi

Gaetano Gandolfi

The painter born in Decima, who revived the academic virtuosity of Bolognese Baroque with the Tiepolesque colouring...

 
Gioacchino Rossini

Gioacchino Rossini

The composer lived in Castenaso after the celebration of his first marriage to the soprano Isabella Colbran...

 
Giovanni and Nina Gozzadini

Giovanni and Nina Gozzadini

A couple dedicated to archeology, who linked the name to the discovery of Villanova's necropolis...

 
Giulietta Masina

Giulietta Masina

Federico Fellini's wife, the waif-like actress interpreted an archetype of melancholy, submissive femininity...

 
Giulio Cesare Croce

Giulio Cesare Croce

Writer and playwright born in Persiceto, he is the creator of Bertoldo, the coarse but quick-witted peasant...

 
Giuseppe Massarenti

Giuseppe Massarenti

Socialist and unionist from Molinella, he dedicates his life to defend the rights of the weakest rural classes...

 
Il Guercino

Il Guercino

Painter from the Centopievese, he follows the precepts of Baroque aesthetics without abandoning the truthfulness...

 
Marcello Malpighi

Marcello Malpighi

Scientist native of Crevalcore, aimed at microscopic anatomy, he investigated the human body in a scientific manner...

 
Napoleone and the Duchy of Galliera

Napoleone and the Duchy of Galliera

The estate bought by the emperor to be given to his niece Josephine Eugenie Beauharnais and his acquired grandaughter ...

 
Nilla Pizzi

Nilla Pizzi

Singer from Sant'Agata Bolognese, she wins the first edition of the Sanremo Festival in 1951 with the song  "Grazie dei fior"...

 
Pirro Cuniberti

Pirro Cuniberti

Artist and illustrator, in 1952 he starts utilizing the ballpoint pen to draw and he reaches the artistic abstraction...

 
Quirico Filopanti

Quirico Filopanti

Patriot and inventor from Budrio, mathematician and astronomer, he is the precursor of the invention of time zones...

 
Vito

Vito

Comedian, born in Persiceto, Stefano Bicocchi enacts in a personal way the Bolognese tradition in  theatre, cinema, tv...