Bodoni museum

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

Phone: +39 0521220449

Opening times

After the last ministerial dispositons of February 19, 2021 the Museum is temporarily closed.

Starting from February 2nd, open from Monday to Friday from 9am to 1pm (last entrance at 12pm): entrance only on reservation by email  (or waiting for a confirmation reply. Closed on Saturday and Sunday as indicated in the last DPCM.

The request must arrive at least 24 hours prior the day of the visit:
– it is necessary to follow the indicated ways in entrance and exit, respecting the directions;
– groups of max 5 people, plus licensed guide;
– duration of the visit max 45 minutes;
– possibility of guided tour on reservation;
– the touch screens are temporarily off for Covid security


free entrance


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.