Via Castiglione, 7, Bologna
Formerly the palace was owned by one of the most prominent families in the city; the Palace was built in the second half of the seventeenth century, and was only completed in the first decade of the following century. In the main hall and the other four major rooms, the walls were frescoed by Domenico Maria Canuti, Giuseppe Maria Crespi, Donato and Crete, over a period which spanned fifty years of painting and were touched by the main Bolognese Baroque painters of that time, which on the one side shows the mature phase of Canuti, and on the other side introduces Crespi and Creti with their style which recalls the eighteenth century. The rooms contain a significant selection of paintings by Zambeccari, which form part of the most important elements of the city’s painting history. There are works by the earlier painters of the Emilia Romagna region like those by Lodovico Carracci, Guercino, Albani and Crespi, and also Passerotti, Tiarini, Mastelletta, Franceschini, Pasinelli and Crete. In addition to this, there are also some fine arts from Painting schools in different regions such as the Florentine, the Genovese, Venetian and Neapolitan painted by Mattia Preti, Luca Giordano, Bernardo Strozzi, Palma il Giovane, Sebastiano Ricci and Piazzetta.