Guglielmo Marconi Museum Tours

Step into the world of Nobel Prize winner and radio pioneer Guglielmo Marconi at Bologna’s fascinating Guglielmo Marconi Museum. Housed in the imposing Villa Griffone, Marconi’s former home and the site of many of his scientific experiments and discoveries, the museum is devoted to Marconi’s life and works. 

Inside the museum, a series of interactive, multi-media exhibitions allow visitors to discover the physicist’s groundbreaking work in electricity and radio communication, which included early experiments in wireless telegraphy and the first transmission of radio signals across the Atlantic Ocean. Highlights include film clips, a notable collection of historic equipment and scientific instruments (including a working spark gap transmitter), and a recreation of Marconi’s laboratory. Visitors can also stroll the villa grounds and beautiful gardens, where Marconi’s tomb and memorial can be seen.

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The Guglielmo Marconi Museum is located in Villa Griffone in Pontecchio Marconi, around 15km south of Bologna and is open daily except Saturdays by reservation only. Tours of the museum cost €5.
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Address: Via Celestini, 1, Pontecchio Marconi BO, Italy
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Hours: Mon-Fri and Sun by reservation
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Admission: €5
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Train and Bike Day Tour to Marconi's Villa and Thermal Baths from Bologna

Visit the Reno Valley and cycle through its fabulous villages: Sasso Marconi and Porretta Thermal Baths. On this self-guided tour, you will discover the medieval castle of Bentivoglio and the impressive hilly vineyards of Vignola. Savor age-old food of Valsamoggia. Pickup is included from a centrally located meeting point in Bologna. The tour includes use of a bike, as well as entrance fees and a roundtrip train ticket.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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