Pontecchio di Sasso Marconi
Villa Griffone and Marconi Museum

Villa Griffone is the place where the Bolognese inventor Guglielmo Marconi began to develop the system of wireless telegraphy that spread throughout the world.

The family home of Guglielmo Marconi was donated to the Foundation named after him, by his family.

The remains of the scientist lie in the Mausoleum, which is at the foothill on which the Villa Griffone is situated.

The Museum showcases reconstructions of scientific equipment from ‘800 that are dedicated to the history of radio, electricity and to the maritime applications of Marconi’s inventions.

Also on show are documents relating to the life of Marconi and his activities as an entrepreneur.


Via Celestini 1 – Pontecchio di Sasso Marconi (Bologna)

Visiting Hours Working days: reservation required, visits can be arranged in the morning
or early afternoon;
Sunday: visits at 10 am (reservations are required for large groups)
Info Guglielmo Marconi Foundation Tel. +39 051 846121
Monday – Friday 10:00-13:00 / 14:30-16:30
Cost 5 € (full price );
2 € (students of all levels);
Free admission (children up to 6 years, teachers accompanying school groups,
tourist guides with identification cards, disabled persons and those
accompanying them)
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