Artefiera Bologna: January 25-28, 2013


January 25-28, 2013: once again this year with the 37th edition, Bologna hosts Artefiera: International Exhibition of Contemporary Art. This is one of the most important contemporary art fairs in Italy and is only a quick 35 minute train ride to Bologna from Florence! Galleries from all of the country as well as international ones will be exhibiting over 1100 contemporary artists. And the night of January 26, the city of Bologna has a “White Night” celebration where shops, art galleries and museums will be open late into the wee hours of the night and having special events (see below).

Bologna Art Fair


Bologna Exhibition Center

January 25 – 28, 2013

Opening time
Preview by invitation: Thursday 24 January from 12.00 to 9.00 pm
Hours: from Friday 25 to Sunday 27 January, from 11.00 am to 7.00 pm; Monday 28 January from 11.00 am to 5.00 pm

Entry tickets
Daily ticket: € 20.00
Pass for 4 days: € 35.00
Pass for 3 days: € 33.00
Pass for 2 days: € 30.00

Reduced group ticket (15 persons minimum): € 15.00

50% discount for students and a teacher for free (upon presentation of a list drawn up on school letterhead and signed by the school principal).

Free entrance for Carta Giovani owners of Bologna and district

Arte Fiera ticket allows the free entrance to the venues of the Institution Bologna Musei and Genus Bononiae, from January 25th to 28th, 2013 according to venues’opening times.


The guided tours are free of charge upon registration starting from 20 minutes before the behind mentioned time. Registrations will be available c/o Arte Fiera Collector Desk (Centro Servizi – ground floor).

On Thursday 24 at 16.00from Friday 25th to Sunday 27th at 12.00 and 16.00. Each tour will last approximately 1h.30min.

Modern and contemporary art; young galleries; solo show; publishing houses, bookstores, institutions;

Costituzione Ovest entrance

Arte Fiera 2013 Catalogue
Cover Price € 29,00


From the Train Station

Bologna Central Train Station is only 10 minutes far from BolognaFiere and its Piazza Costituzione entrance. You can reach them by the bus number 35 or 38.
For further information, check ATC (Bologna Public Transportation) website.

From the motorway (autostrada)

From the motorways coming from Florence, Milan and Ancona:
– Exit “BOLOGNA FIERA”, directly from the motorway A14
From the motorways coming from Padua:
– Ring-road (tangenziale) exit no. 8 for North entrance
– Ring-road exit no. 7 for Piazza Costituzione entrance and car parking
Check the Italian motorways website for traffic conditions and further

From the center of Bologna

It takes 10 minutes by bus number 28 or 38 to bring you to Piazza Costituzione entrance.
For further information, check ATC (Bologna Public Transportation) website:


All parking areas are in the immediate vicinity of Centre entrances and are easily reached from the city streets, the motorway, and the ring road. There are 14.500 parking lots.

All parking areas are managed and guarded by personnel authorized by Bologna & Fiera Parking, easily identified by their blue uniform with the company’s name and logo.

There are two ways to pay for parking:

  • via cash machine – automatic and manual
  • via authorized personnel equipped with hand-held devices that issue a receipt

You can choose and reserve your parking space in advance on the website BF

Bologna Art City


Museums, exhibitions, events in town

ART CITY Bologna represents the programme of exhibitions and institutional initiatives proposed, on the occasion of Arte Fiera, through museums and public places in town. Giorgio De Chirico at the Archeological Museum, Marino Marini at the Archiginnasio Library, Bas Jan Ader at Villa delle Rose give you a small anticipation on the over twenty exhibitions that will be a further chance to discover Bologna.

About SACI

SACI is a US non-profit College of Art and Design in Florence, Italy, for undergraduate and graduate students seeking accredited instruction in studio art, design, conservation, art history, and Italian language and culture. Founded in 1975, SACI offers the following programs: Academic Semester/Year Abroad, Late Spring & Summer Studies, Venice Summer Program, Post-Bac in Conservation, Post-Bac in Studio Art; MFA in Studio Art, MFA in Photography, MFA in Communication Design, Low-Residency MFA in Studio Art, MA in Art History.

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