Galleria Cavour is the heart of the most historical, authentic and still profoundly live Bologna. It is the place where art, culture, education, commerce and conviviality intersect. It represents the Bologna of shopping with the most important and sought-after brands but it is also found at the centre of the medieval city at a stone’s throw from the Archiginnasio and from the archaeological museum, between markets and centuries’ old but still palpitating artisinal workshops. It is a casket with porticoed streets, squares, churches and buildings that make Bologna unique in the world.



Via Massei 1
40124 - Bologna

Galleria Cavour is
2 km from the central station Bologna
7,4 km from Marconi Airport, which is connected to the city centre by the innovative People Mover (5 minutes) and the Aerobus (35 minutes)


Vicolo San Damiano/Piazza Minghetti (200 m from the Galleria)

Garage del Commercio
Piazza Galvani 2 (50m from the Galleria)

These two car parks also provide a permit to enter the historical centre for non-residents.
Parcheggio Staveco
Viale Enrico Panzacchi, 10 (750m from the Galleria)

Not being located within the city wall, this car park does not require the ZTL permitPosteggio San Martino
People who are going to go shopping to Galleria Cavour can benefit of this parking without paying historical centre permit (6€), while there are still available parking lots.
You will be required to exhibit a receipt from one of our boutiques in order to benefit of this facility.


Taxi rank Piazza Cavour
Taxi rank Piazza Maggiore

tel.(+39) 051 37 37 27

tel. (+39) 051 634 94 00

E-Bike Station

Piazza Galvani与via Farini交角处
Piazza di Porta Castiglione与via XII Giugno交角处

Electric car Charing Stations

Piazza Galvani corner of via Farini
Piazza di Porta Castiglione corner of via XII Giugno




The perfect place to organise events in a splendid historical framework, Palazzo Boncompagni is the birthplace of Pope Gregory XIII, at the time Ugo Boncompagni, to whom the reform of the calendar is owed. The building, completed around the second half of the 16th century by Vignola, Pruzzi and Mascarino, presents jewels such as the wreathed columns of the lodge, the frescoed room with the stories of the young David to which the beautiful grotesques form the background, and above all the winding staircase of Vignola.

Palazzo Boncompagni and Galleria Cavour here find their common ground.

Palazzo Boncompagni and Galleria Cavour here find their common ground. A strong colour reference between the details of the Galleria Cavour staircase and the décors of the Palazzo Boncompagni ceiling unites the two realities: from the colours of the glass parapet and the brass handrail of the Pizzighini staircase, to the decorative elements of the rooms of Palazzo Boncompagni. Both properties of the Pizzighini Benelli family, they are identical in their grand and avant-guard style compared to the period of construction.