Museo delle Storie di Pieve


Where: Piazza della Rocca, 1 - 40066  Pieve di Cento (BO)


Rocca and Porta Bologna

Rocca di Pieve - Comune di Pieve di Cento
Rocca di Pieve - Comune di Pieve di Cento


The Museum of Pieve Stories is designed on two sites, the ancient fortress that houses the actual museum, with finds and rich media content, and the nearby Porta Bologna which houses the Photo-archive G. Melloni, fully digitized.


The fortress was designed and built between 1382 and 1387 by Antonio Di Vincenzo, architect of the Basilica of San Petronio, as a fortress to defend the city. After decades as a private residence, in the 80s of last century, following a restoration campaign, it was used as a Civic Museum. Today, completely restored after the earthquake, it houses the new Museum of Pieve Stories. The eight rooms of the museum tell the thousand years of Pieve di Cento history, from its founding to the changes of the territory, to those about the city-planning and society in all its aspects: the work (agriculture, handicraft, industry) and leisure (traditions, culture, association activities).


The second seat of the Museum, Porta Bologna, is one of the four city-gates built to guard the old town in the fourteenth century, also became a house and later recovered in the original appearance. Porta Bologna is now the seat of the Digital Photo-archive "G. Melloni ", in which there are more than 2,000 images that have made the history of this land and its inhabitants.


Timetable: Sunday and holidays 10,00 a.m.-1,00 p.m. / 3,30 p.m.- 6,30 p.m.

Entrance: free

Info: Unione Reno Galliera, Servizio Cultura 

Ph. 0039 051 8904821


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Info on the tourist location

URP - Public Relations Office


Address: Piazza Andrea Costa 17 - 40066 Pieve di Cento (BO)

Phone: +39 051 6862611 

Fax +39 051 974308


Opening times:
Mon-Fri 7.45am-1pm

Sat 7.45am-1pm



Last update: 01-09-2021