Bodoni museum

Palazzo della Pilotta, Piazza della Pilotta, 3/A - 43121 - Parma (PR)

Phone: +39 0521220400

Opening times

Open like the complex of the Pilotta from Tuesday to Sunday from 10.30am to 7.00pm (last admission at 6.00pm). Closed on Monday.


From 15 June to 15 September 2023, the entrance ticket to all state museums and places of culture will cost an extra euro.
The revenues deriving from the temporary increase will be used entirely to deal with the emergency in the areas affected by the flood events.

For visitors who intend to enter the Bodonian museum, the ticket is € 5,00 while for those who intend to visit both the Pilotta complex and the Bodoni museum there is the possibility of a combined ticket (€ 13,00 full price, € 11,00 concessions and € 3,00 for 18-25 years old) plus € 3,00 for the Bodoni museum.

Free the first Sunday of every month.


The museum is entirely devoted to the typographer Giambattista Bodoni, who invented new typographical characters, later known as Bodonian, and as the head of Parma Royal Printing Works from 1768, managed to transform it in an international printing centre endowed with excellent quality standards.

Here are preserved about 80.000 original tools and items: punches, presses, perforating dies, the original matrixes and boxes of alphabet of the Printing Works, still used today for printing particularly precious works. In the archive is kept a collection of works and rare prints: among them, the most precious is certainly the greek version of Iliad printed in 1808.