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Antonio Ligabue Museum Foundation

The museum hosts copies of pictures by the Naive-Art painter Antonio Ligabue (Zurich 1899 - Gualtieri 1965), documents concerning his life, as well as Tirelli Donation (collection of theatre costumes).

Address and contacts

Palazzo Bentivoglio
Piazza Bentivoglio - 42044 Gualtieri
Telefono -  Phone 0039 0522 221853
Email info@museo-ligabue.it
Sito web - Website Fondazione Museo Antonio Ligabue

Opening times

On the occasion of the centennial of the arrival of Antonio Ligabue in Gualtieri (1919-2019), the permanent museum reopened with a selection of 21 oils of great value and a unique documentary heritage.

The life of Antonio Ligabue through his works
The exhibition, inaugurated February 22, 2020, will be open until November 8, 2020.

10:00 a.m. - 13:00 p.m.
03:00 - 07:00 p.m.
(last entrance at 06:00 p.m.)

Sunday and holidays
10:00 a.m. - 07:00 p.m. (last entrance at 06:00 p.m.).

Reservation recommended.
Access to maximum 20 people at tthe same time every hour.


€ 7.00 - Full
€ 5.00 - Reduced
Free for children 0-7 years, visitors with disabilities and journalists registered with the identification card.

How to get there


By car
Distance from the Reggio Emilia exit of the A1 motorway: 20 km. Distance from the Reggiolo/Rolo exit of the A22 motorway: 16 km. National Road SS63, which runs from Mantua to Reggio Emilia. National Road SS62, which runs from Parma to Mantua and Verona.

By train
Station in Gualtieri, trains from Parma along Parma-Suzzara route.

By bus

This Palace is in Santa Vittoria village, which is 5 (five) kilometers far from Gualtieri.

Historical notes

There are original works, such as pictures, graphic works and sculptures, as well as copies of pictures, it hosts copies of pictures by the painter as well as various documents and objects concerning the artist, creator of charming and phantastic images, sometimes called "wild", "crazy", "damned", "instinctive", "lonesome": Antonio Ligabue is now defined by most of Italian art critics and historians as an ingenious artist of the popular figurative culture, inspired by the XIX° century tradition.It is possible to watch original films on the painter.