Areas of interest

Contemporary history and in particular World war I and II, Italian and European fascisms and antifascisms, Italian resistance and liberation war, postwar period, reconstruction, Italian Republic, History didactics, XX century history schoolbooks, graduation thesis, until the wider XXth century history, to get to the open issues of contemporary times.

Opening times


Opening times


Ordinary opening time

From September to June
Mondays Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays Fridays Saturdays
9 am - 7 pm 9 am - 7 pm 9 am - 7 pm 9 am - 7 pm 9 am - 7 pm 9 am - 2 pm

Summer and end/beginning of the year opening time

Mondays Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays Fridays Saturdays
9 am - 7 pm 9 am - 7 pm 9 am - 7 pm 9 am - 7 pm 9 am - 7 pm Closed
August and from December 27th to January 5th
Mondays Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays Fridays Saturdays
1 pm - 7 pm 9 am - 3 pm 9 am - 3 pm 1 pm - 7 pm 9 am - 3 pm Closed

Users can get documents' consultation on Library opening times
The Institute is closed on national festivities (January 1st and 6th, Easter Mondays, May 1st , June 2nd, August 15th, November 1st, December 8th, 25th and 26th) and on the town patronal festivity (October 4th)

On Christmas times opening times could have some changes which will be reported in the "News" section.


How to reach us

From Bologna Centrale railway station

- Walking (km 1,7): from the main exit into Piazza Medaglie d'oro, turn right onto the main road Viale Pietramellara and walk for half a block, turn left into Amendola Road, and keep going straight. The road will change names to Piazza Martiri Square (roundabout), and then Via Marconi. Keep going straight, go through Piazza Malpighi (the back of the San Francesco Church will be on your right). Turn right into Via Sant’Isaia and walk along to number 18. Ring the bell and someone will let you in.

- by bus (10-15 minutes): n. 21, shuttle D, stop SANT'ISAIA.

From the Bus station
- Walking (km 1,5): from the bus terminal, cross Via Indipendenza and cross Piazza XX Settembre to Via Gramsci, walk along this street until you get to Piazza Martiri (a large roundabout with a fountain in the centre) and continue along Via Marconi until Piazza Malpighi. Go through Piazza Malpighi (the back of the San Francesco Church will be on your right). Turn right into Via Sant’Isaia and walk along to number 18. Ring the bell on the intercom on the left and someone will let you in. 

- By bus (15 minutes): n. 11, 27 (direction town centre), stop RIZZOLI; on the other side of the road bus n. 14: stop SANT'ISAIA.

From Guglielmo Marconi Airport
- by Aerobus BLQ (about 20 minutes) tickets available from newsagent inside airport or from machines near bus stop. Some buses stop UGO BASSI; on the other side of the road bus n. 14: stop SANT'ISAIA; alternatively short walking distance (mt. 700). Some Airport buses stop at Bologna train station, see instructions above. 

By car
The Institute is in Bologna's town centre, inside the Limited Traffic Area (ZTL).
We suggest that you leave your car in one of the city parking lots, and come to the Institute by public transport.


For more information we suggest you go to or

Useful links: - Italian railways - Bus station - City buses - Taxi Marconi Airport



Contact us


   E-mail contacts and phone numbers
General enquiries: tel. +39 051 3397211; fax +39 051 3397272

Giacomo Manzoli


Luisa Cigognetti

tel. +39 051 3397255

Library Head: Claudio Crupi  tel. +39 051 3397230
Inter-Library Loan and Document Delivery requests: 

tel. +39 051 3397232


Roberto Lanzarini, Marcello Latti

tel. +39 051 3397232; +39 051 3397233


Marina Bonasi

tel. +39 051 3397211, +39 051 3397220

Archive requests:

tel. +39 051 3397233

Archivist: Luca Pastore  tel. +39 051 3397233
Audiovisual section Head:

Luisa Cigognetti  tel. +39 051 3397255

Audiovisual section: tel. +39 051 3397255
Didactic section Head:

Agnese Portincasa

tel +39 051 3397271

Didactic section:

Agnese Portincasa tel. +39 051 3397271

Resistance Museum

Luca Alessandrini tel. +39 051 33972223


50° dell'Istituto Parri

50°  dell'Istituto

    Il 2 giugno 1963, nella Sala del Consiglio comunale di Bologna si costituiva formalmente l'Istituto. L'atto costitutivo ed il primo Statuto erano l'esito di un impegno di lungo periodo.

    L'Istituto si era annunciato sin dal 24 gennaio 1950, quando nella sala Rossa del Comune di Bologna si era riunito il Comitato provvisorio bolognese per la difesa del Patrimonio storico della Resistenza.

    Seguì il Comitato promotore per la costituzione in Bologna della Deputazione per la regione Emilia-Romagna per la storia del Movimento di Liberazione, che assunse forma definitiva il 26 novembre 1962. Ne facevano parte Giovanni Bottonelli, Pietro Crocioni, Ena Frazzoni, Elio Mattioni, Pino Nucci, Umberto Piero Rossi, Romolo Trauzzi, Ettore Trombetti.

    Il 2 giugno 1963, l'Istituto nacque come Deputazione Emilia-Romagna per la storia del movimento della Resistenza e della guerra di Liberazione
    Il primo Direttivo era composto da Renato Giorgi, Presidente; Ennio Pacchioni, Giovanni Bottonelli, Aldo Cucchi, Umberto Piero Rossi, Vicepresidenti; Ena Frazzoni, Segretaria; Bruno Angeletti, Luigi Arbizzani, Francesco Colombo, Pietro Crocioni, Giovanni Guerzoni, Sergio Nardi, Pino Nucci, Gino Prandi, Ettore Trombetti, Giovanni Vignali.

    Dal 3 novembre 1979, è stato denominato Istituto regionale per la storia della Resistenza e della guerra di Liberazione in Emilia-Romagna.

    Il 6 dicembre 1991 ha assunto la denominazione Istituto Regionale Ferruccio Parri per la storia del movimento di liberazione e dell’età contemporanea in Emilia-Romagna, quindi, con una leggera variazione, il 30 gennaio 2003 ha assunto l’attuale Istituto Storico Parri Emilia-Romagna.


Statute approved october 14, 2019 (italian language)



Old statute

approved January 30, 2003

amended June 19, 2006

Article 1 E 'formed, with headquarters in Bologna, the Institute Historical Parri Emilia-Romagna.

It is part, as a partner, the National Institute for the History of the Liberation Movement in Italy "Ferruccio Parri.

Article 2 The Institute bases its activities on the values underlying the resistance and expressed by the Republican Constitution and the ideals of anti-fascism, democracy, freedom and cultural pluralism. Its aims are:

a. promote, also in agreement and collaboration with others, studies and research in contemporary history, particularly in regional

b. collect, preserve and enhance the sources for contemporary history, with particular attention to the history of the liberation movement in Emilia-Romagna, and age of anti-Republican

c. activities of public cultural service and dissemination of history;

d. undertaking training and updating of teachers, research, mediation and counseling education, in collaboration or in agreement with local authorities, schools, and with the world of education and training.

Article 3 The Institute is sorted based association and representation.

They include as members of law:

a. members of the Committee for the Liberation of regional and Cumer (Command only soldier Emilia-Romagna) and nine representatives of the associations partisan (ANPI, FIAP, FIVL);

b. President of the Regional Council or his nominee;

c. presidents of provincial governments, or their delegates;

d. the mayors of provincial capitals, or their delegates;

e. the mayors of the municipalities in the region decorated for valor in the Resistance, or their delegates;

f. a representative of the public administration responsible for the State Archives and a representative of the military authority in the territory;

g. the presidents of each of the institutes associated all'Insmli local historians of the Resistance, or their delegate;

h. one representative from each of the following institutions: Istituto "Alcide Cervi" Museum of deportation based in Carpi, Museum of the battle of the Senio, based in Alfonsine, Historical Park of Monte Sole Peace School Foundation of Monte Sole, the Regional Committee of the honored to the fallen of Marzabotto, Casa Oriani;

i. one representative of each of the universities in the region, designated by their rector.

Belong also ordinary members of the Institute as all those persons or entities, which in their application or for self-determination the Board decided to accept.

Article 4 Ordinary members are required to pay the annual fee fixed by the board.

Article 5 Membership is lost for acts incompatible with observance of the purposes of this statute or conflicting with the moral values of the Resistance.

Article 6 of the Institute are:

   1. assembly of shareholders;

   2. b. Governing Council;
3. c. President;
4. d. the college of auditors.

Article 7 The general meeting:

a. determine the guidelines of the Institute, even second multi-annual programs;

b. vote, the budget and final accounts and decides on moral report;

c. elect the elected members of the Governing Council

d. appoint the Board of auditors, unless the President who is appointed by the Emilia-Romagna;

e. acting on status change.

It meets in ordinary session at least once a year and whenever the Board deems necessary or upon request reasoned quarter of the members.

The Assembly is validly constituted on first call when this is half plus one of members, and second call, which will take place the same day of the first, whatever the number of those present, provided it is given prior notice in the paper convened.

Resolutions are taken by absolute majority of those present except for amendments to the statute for which the necessary two-thirds majority of those present.

Proxies are allowed between members, with a maximum of one for each member.

Article 8 The Board is composed of 15 members chosen from among leading scientists and cultural operators in the private and public sector with significant experience in the fields of competence of the Institute. Of these, two are appointed by the Emilia-Romagna, two from the Municipality of Bologna, a University of Bologna, and one by partisan groups. The remaining members are elected by the members.

Elected members of the council have resigned or otherwise prevented permanently to participate in the activities of the Institute are being replaced by co-option. So co-opted members shall expire at the end of the board that appointed them.

The Governing Council remains in office for 3 years.

It is for the Governing Council Rule 9:

a. elect from among its members a chairman and vice chairman;

b. appoint the director, secretary, treasurer, and the heads of sectors of activity, and determine the tasks and any remuneration;

c. treating the implementation of the resolutions of the Shareholders and, according to the directives received from, develop programs and plans for scientific work and publishing;

d. set the fees;

e. prepare the budget and balance sheet, and the moral report;

f. decide on the acceptance of new members under Article. 3 and exclude members in cases under Art. 5;

g. resolve internal regulations;

h. hire and fire employees, and contracts for collaboration and advice;

i. appoint, in consultation with the director, the scientific research and the necessary scientific advisory bodies;

l. appoint the representatives of the Institute at other institutions;

m. take any action it deems appropriate for the conduct of the Institute and for the implementation of its goals.

Article 10 The Council shall meet at least four times a year and however many times as the Chairman deems appropriate or request is made in writing by at least one third of the members.

The Board shall be effective with the presence of a majority of its members.

The resolutions to be valid, must be adopted by a majority of those present, in case of a tie vote of the president.

Article 11 The president is the legal representative of the Institute.

In cases of emergency measures may take the responsibility of the Governing Council, with the obligation to submit the same in the first subsequent meeting.

In the event of his absence or when its functions are exercised by the vice president, and in the absence of these senior member of the Governing Council.

Article 12 The Director of the

a. ensures that the operations of the Institute is always inspired by the purposes set out in Article. 2;

b. by the operation of the program and by deliberate plan by the Governing Council which shall report on the activities carried out;

c. coordinates the services of the Institute, is responsible for overseeing the activities of staff and administration;

d. participates in an advisory capacity, meetings of the Governing Council.

Article 13 The board of auditors shall be appointed under Article. 8 and remains in office for 3 years.

Verify the correctness of records and accounting operations, carry evidence of cash, checks the results of budget and balance sheet, reporting back to the shareholders.

Article 14 The Institute may avail itself of employees, collaborators, consultants and fellows. May also secure command and seconded by public and private use them in activities related to their professional profiles.

Article 15 The assets of the Institute consists of:

a. heritage books and documents on any medium;

b. equipment and furnishings which is fitted;

c. bequests and donations;

d. shares of members;

e. grant awarded by the Emilia Romagna and other public bodies under the legislation in force;

f. the contribution given by the National Institute for the History of the liberation movement in Italy;

g. contributions from other entities and individuals;

h. proceeds of the Institute.

Article 16 The dissolution of the Institute can be resolved only by a vote of at least two thirds of the members.

With the decision to dissolve the shareholders' meeting decides on the devolution of social activities, subject to the rights of the State under the law.

Article 17 The fiscal year runs from 1 January to 31 December.

18 (Final Rule) shall remain annuities, law, members who were appointed under Article annuities. 7, lett. A of the former approved on 22 June 1966.


The Institute and Ferruccio Parri

Historical Institute Parri Emilia-Romagna was founded in July 1963, in the groove and as an articulation 's regional INSMLI (National Institute for the History of the Liberation Movement in Italy), his first name was indeed Deputation for Emilia and Romagna for the history of the Resistance Movement and the War of Liberation. The Institute's roots date back to 1947, when Ferruccio Parri had decided to raise the problem of preserving the heritage of the Resistance, a decision that led to the founding dell'Insmli in 1949, years in which the resistance was not universally accepted, or what historical event as such, or as common and shared source of republican democracy.
Then affirm the will to preserve the documentation of the Resistance, to give value and dignity of the nation's archival records to cards and CLN of clandestine partisan, supporting the centrality of the Resistance in the history of twentieth-century Italy at least, indicate in the culture antifascist the construction site of a new democracy, had implications extraordinarily innovative, meant to talk at once with a recent past, still present and alive, and with a more remote past, going back to the origins of the Risorgimento, but also meant to participate in the design the new Italy, its civic culture, political and institutional.

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