Piano Nobile Palazzo Pallavicini Bologna

Via S. Felice, 24, 40122 Bologna (BO)

April 7-July 23, 2023



Tel. 351 656 0343

Tel. 333 681 1415

Exhibition opening hours

Tuesday to Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Monday is reserved for groups visits by reservation only

Last admission one hour before closing time

Opening dates visible in full at Buy Ticket

Special openings

June 2: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Extraordinary evening openings

Friday, May 19, 10 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. (last admission 9:30 p.m.)

Friday, May 26, 10 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. (last admission 9:30 p.m.)

Friday, June 2 10 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. (last admission 9:30 p.m.)


Tickets can be purchased online or at the ticket office

Full price: 16.50€ – applies to weekends, days before public holidays, and public holidays

Reduced: €14.00 (under 18, over 65,accompanying persons with disability certification of 75% or more) – on Tuesdays through Fridays reduced admission for all those entitled to Full Ticket

Children’s reduced ticket price: €5.00 (applicable to ages 6-12)

Online purchase is strongly recommended but not mandatory


OPEN tickets: €18.00 – ONLINE ONLY

Advance ticket booking fee: €2.00


Tickets sold on-site only.

Complimentary: €0.00 (children up to 6 years old, persons with disabilities certified 75% or higher, ICOM members with badges, licensed guides and accredited journalists at Davis & Co press office – info@davisandco.it)

Group tickets: 13.00 €

Bologna Welcome Card, Card Cultura, A.I.C.S. Members, Touring Club Members: €13.00

Student Ticket: €12.00 (Thursdays only with presentation of valid student ID)

Schools: €5.00


Small pets are only permitted if carried in a suitable carrier or held in arms

All tickets are covered by our satisfaction guarantee:

If you’re not satisfied, we offer a refund


The exhibition is going to be beautiful, and we are so sure of that that we are prepared to return the full cost of the ticket to anyone who does not leave happy at the end of the visit. Come, see and if you don’t like it ask for your money back. Are you in?

Groups, schools, and guided tours


(min. 15 people)

  • Self-guided visit: €13.00 per person
  • Guided tour: €120.00 + €13.00 per person


  • Self-guided school visit: €5.00 per student
  • Guided school tour: €100.00 + €5.00 per student

Teachers and students with special needs: complimentary admission

For information and reservations write to gruppi@vertigosyndrome.it

Schools and groups

Why bring school children to the exhibition?

Japanese monsters entered our television culture starting from the 1950s with , bringing with them exotic cultures, customs, and traditions. Series, films, and generations may change but Japanese monsters are always there to enchant the younger audience, in a schedule that has lasted for decades, bringing people together and becoming a topic for intergenerational dialogue. The exhibition is structured around a narrative path that aims to compare our educational approach to the storytelling of fairy tales and legends with the Japanese one.

The exhibition visit

The exhibition visit can become an opportunity to analyze the narrative purpose; study the types of screenplays and their structures from ancient Greek to modern Japanese and provide a foundation for collaborative work starting from the monsters that students currently see on TV, comparing them to those of the teacher’s generation and tracing their cultural origins.

Press Office

Davis & Co.
Caterina Briganti | Lea Codognato
Tel. 055 2347273
Cell. +39 340 9193358


Why visit the Yōkai exhibition

From April 7th to July 23rd, step into the luxurious 15th-century halls of Palazzo Pallavicini in Bologna for a truly unique experience. Admire works of art and traditional objects that bring to life the evocative power of these legendary creatures.

From mischievous Kappa to formidable Tengu, and from seductive Kitsune to Oni, as tall as mountains, delve into their stories, significance in popular culture, and the captivating characteristics that make them so intriguing. A fantastic opportunity to unexpectedly and surprisingly immerse yourself in Japanese culture!

Schermata 2023-02-07 alle 16.10.09