The IMPS 2022 Welcome Reception will be held at the Palazzo Poggi
Museum on Tuesday, July 12 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The Museum
will be closed during the event and no tours will be available
that evening. However, the tour organizer, Smatinee,
for the Museum has arranged daily breakfast and guided tours
during the week of IMPS.
The tour is available to participants for a small entrance fee of 20 euro. Daily tours will be offered from the 11th to the 15th of July, 2022 from 6:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m.
Attendees and their guests can book this event directly with the museum organizer. Limited seats (up to 30 people per tour) are available, therefore we suggest that you book early as this opportunity is on a first come, first served basis.
Highlights & Itinerary:
Meet at the Palazzo Poggi (via Zamboni 33, Bologna, Italy) at 6:30 a.m. The morning will start with a guided tour, walking under the famous fresco of Pellegrino Tibaldi and Nicolo dell’Abate. There will be a scheduled stop at the renowned collections of anatomical wax models and natural history specimens belonging to Ulisse Aldrovandi before embarking on the climb up the fascinating spiral stairs of the Specola- an ancient astronomical observatory-to have a 360° view of Bologna. We will let our eyes wander above the terracotta tiles of its roofs and through its churches, historical buildings, terraces and bell towers standing out from the green hills in the setting. The morning program will continue few floors below, where breakfast will be served by the ancient collections of the Alma Mater and then we will walk back into the city as it awakens and return to our daily commitments feeling enriched by such an unforgettable experience. (Note: If it rains, unfortunately it will not be possible to climb up to the terrace on the roof the astronomical observatory (Torre della Specola); but we will be able to enjoy the view from the last floor of the tower, through the glass windows that surround the whole room.)