Museo Varoli CotignolaThe art museum named after Luigi Varoli has four sections: one is the art scholl “Scuola Arte e Mestieri”, the second is Varoli’s house “Casa Varoli” (temporarily closed), the third Arialdo Magnani’s house Varoli’s pupil (temporarily closed) and the last part is located inside Palazzo Sforza. The museum is dedicated to the local artist Luigi Varoli (1889-1958), who had a strong influence on many local artists.

The masterpieces of the artist are displayed in the art gallery of Palazzo Sforza.
Beside paintings, this was Varoli’s most beloved technique, the art gallery houses also huge papier-màchè heads, depicting in a funny way some odd local persons of the time, and several wooden and clay sculptures.

On the second floor of the museum there is a section dedicated to the “Righteous among the Nations”, with documentaries, documents and installations.



Useful information

Address: Corso Sforza 21 – 48010 Cotignola (RA)
Phone: 0545 908879 – 320 4364316
Web site:

How to get
All the venues are in the historical town centre. Car parks along corso Sforza. Accessible to disabled.

Timetables informations  (from 19 August to 12 September in occasion of the exhibition “Inventario Varoli”)
Monday to Friday, 8.30 – 12.30, by reservation
Thursday and Friday 15.30 -18.30
Saturday and Sunday 10-12 / 15.30-18.30 (RECOMMENDED RESERVATION)
[info and reservation : 0545 908 879 / 320 43 64 316 – ]

Timetable (when there is no exhibition). Closed from 6 to 18 Agust 2021.
(Friday 16.30 – 18.30. Saturday and Sunday 10.00-12.00 | 15.30-18.30; other days, upon request only.)

Free entrance

(Updated to 31/07/2021)

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