This is a fresco in honour of Cardinal Benedetto Giustiniani, dedicated to him by Diego de Leon Garavito, a Spanish student born in Lima in Perù, and he is considered the first “American” student who attended the University of Bologna, for whom the “natio Indiarum” was added to the legislatureRead More →

The Bolognese Felice Castelli taught at the Studio from 1559 to 1607. in the early years, he taught Logic, then Practical Medicine, simultaneously practising with great success the medical profession. He died on 16th June 1608, while the monument dates back to 1592. It is surmounted in the lunette byRead More →

This memorial (realised around 1678-1679) is dedicated to Giovan Battista and Ippolito Fornasari, both jurists, and it offers an example of the great variety of materials with which these monuments were made: in addition to the painted decoration, plaster, metal and sandstone were used too. The double portrait of theRead More →

In the upper arcaded loggia, in the first arcade of the artists’ ambulatory, there are the Insignia of the Republic of Venice and the coat of arms of Prior Valmarana. The haloed lion of St. Mark keeps the Gospel open, bearing the writing “pax tibi Marce Evangelista meus”. The lionRead More →

Doctor Venceslao Lazzari’s memorial is on the staircase of the Artists. It was painted in 1601 by Lionello Spada (1576-1622) and it represents an ornate of fake boulder with cherubs and allegorical figures. The fresco is now drab and degraded, and it is an example of that kind of paintingRead More →

The monument is dedicated to St. Charles Borromeo, who was the Cardinal Legate of Bologna in the founding years of the Archiginnasio. The fresco (realised between 1610 and 1612) was created by the Bolognese Giovanni Luigi Valesi and it represents four female figures, which are identifiable with Faith, Hope, CharityRead More →