Monumento a Luigi Galvani
Monumento a Luigi Galvani
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Neighbourhood: Santo Stefano

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redscarfox
Redcar, UK944 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2015 • Couples
You see this statue and just have to check out who it is. not many people in this country will know that Luigi Galvani was one of the early pioneers of electricity experimentation.
Written 19 September 2015
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Cymro
Coimbra, Portugal3,308 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
Located in the centre of Piazza Galvani, the statue is of Luigi Galvani, and has stood there since 1879. Galvani is probably best known as the man who discovered that the muscles of dead frogs' legs twitched when struck by an electrical spark, and is known as the father of Bioelectromagnetics. Unless you're a biologist or medical physician, the statue is of little interest apart from noting in passing.
Written 8 March 2022
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Angelo S
Hilliard, OH4,975 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Tucked away behind San Petronio is a humble monument to Luigi Galvani, widely credited to be a pioneer of bioelectromagnetics. This monument is the centerpiece of Piazza Galvani where you can sit outside of one of the many higher-end cafes of Bologna. Depicted performing the experiment he is most known for, it makes a nice centerpiece and is a nice monument to a little-known scholar.
Written 24 October 2019
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Steve_of_N21
London, UK3,054 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
I have a small soft spot for the subject of this statue as he is famous for being the first person that discovered that dissected frogs legs or rat tails twitch when you apply an electric spark to them, which still ranks as one of the most entertaining days I had studying biology at school.
But as statues go its fairly plain, overshadowed by the buildings that surround it and there fore easily missed. I would say more people used the stones around it as seats than those that actually pay attention to the statue.
Written 3 June 2019
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Nicholas H
London, UK20,421 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Friends
This statue commemorates the man who gave his name to the principle of galvanising people into action. Located in the square opposite where Bologna’s university was in the 16th century and where the iconic Archiginnasio is now situated .
Written 30 March 2019
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CalBristol
Weston super Mare, UK2,158 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Solo
Luigi Galvani was one of the very early pioneers of bioelectromagnetics and this statue in Piazza Galvani is his memorial. It shows him gazing at a frog on a slab and through his experiments on frogs, he established that the frogs legs moved when an electric charge was put to them.
It's a nice square to relax in after a visit to the University and there are a couple of good cafes for refreshment.
Written 14 November 2017
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Rodrigo F
Sao Joao del Rei, MG84 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Business
Just outside the ancient building of the University of Bologna where you can visit the "teatro anatomico" you find this nice statue. It is an homage to the bolognese inventor of the battery and the first observer of the electrical nature of the muscular contraction.
Written 19 July 2017
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545medva
Budapest, Hungary3,902 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Couples
It is on a small piazza, just at the University Library. If you know who he was - a great physian - than you just say, it is nice that there is a monument in his memery.
Written 29 August 2015
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Magellano81
Tortona, Italy40,385 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • Couples
Undoubtedly Luigi Galvani may have been a prominent person and pride of the city of Bologna, but a tourist who for the first time in the city sees this statue might ask yourself a few questions ...
The statue itself is plain and simple, is not certainly a memorable work of art, in Italy there are millions, as well as this and even more beautiful. Anyway, pass by and give a look, right near Piazza Maggiore.
 
Written 21 May 2015
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paolo d
Bologna, Italy23,691 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
The statue is pleasant and positioned on a beautiful square in the center, an elegant and pleasant area, worth a quick visit when passing by.
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Written 7 January 2024
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