San Domenico Museum – Imola

Via Sacchi, 4

40026 Imola BO

0542 602609

The former convent of San Domenico is strategically located in the heart of the city. This 13th century building was rebuilt many times before acquiring its current aspect. The compound houses several museums, including the city’s art collections, which feature six hundred items including paintings, sculptures, pottery, drawings, liturgical furnishings, coins, and medals: a veritable illustrated history of Imola’s figurative culture from the Middle Ages to the present.

The building also houses the Scarabelli Museum of Natural History and Archaeology, which was established in 1857 thanks to the studies and research of the geologist, palaeontologist and archaeologist Giuseppe Scarabelli; it hosts archaeological finds from the lower Palaeolithic from the Imola hills, and Bronze Age finds from the local villages, Monte Castellaccio and San Giuliano di Toscanella.