Guglielmo Marconi and the Marconi Museum

Guglielmo Marconi is the scientist who invented and developed the technology and for this very reason he is one of the most well-known and admired people abroad. His fame comes from his invention of "wireless communication".

Already at the age of 21, in 1895 he achieved his first results in wireless communication. In a few years it became the point of reference for research on radio waves and their application. Marconi crossed 3000 km of the Atlantic Ocean in December 1901; this discovery was his best achievement which was followed by the nickname of "great innovator".

Even today, in the age of digital and globalization, many of the technologies (cellular phones, satellite, radio and television) that characterize our society and our daily activities are based on wireless connections, of which Marconi was a far-sighted pioneer.

Thanks to the Guglielmo Marconi Foundation it is possible to take a dive into the past, in fact through guided tours, the visitor has the opportunity to retrace the events that characterized the education and life of Guglielmo Marconi with particular attention to the period from 1895 to 1901.​​

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Marconian places

​( The most significant places dedicated to the scientist in Sasso Marconi)

  • Marconi Museum - Museum in which the visitor has the opportunity to retrace the origins and developments of telecommunications, as well as the training and activity of the Bolognese inventor.

  • Villa Griffone – Marconi's paternal home where the museum dedicated to the scientist is located

  • Marconi Mausoleum - Monumental tomb which houses the bodies of Guglielmo Marconi and Maria Cristina Bezzi Scali, his second wife

  • Colle dei Celestini - place where the first wireless telegraphy experiment was carried out Marconi Mausoleum

  • Church of Montechiaro - Background of the mysterious assassination of Marconi's uncle

  • Parco Marconi - Garden with games based on Marconi's experiments

  • "The communication tree" - Sculpture in the large roundabout at the entrance to the town created on the occasion of the centenary of the Nobel Prize to Guglielmo Marconi
  • Sassenage Garden - Garden located in Via del Mercato. Inside there are three stems that recall the friendship between the two communities and the first ten years of twinning .

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Guglielmo Marconi


Bologna and Marconi

On "Marconi's Waves"

"On Marconi's Waves " itinerary

The madman of Pontecchio, as the inhabitants of the area called him, later became a symbol of Sasso Marconi thanks to the fame and scientific successes he achieved which led him to the Nobel Prize in 1909.

During this itinerary we will visit the most important and characteristic places in Marconi's life.

The name of Marconi is combined with the other local symbol, the Sasso di Glosina or sandstone cliff which dominates the confluence of the valleys of the Reno and Setta rivers.

Even the hamlet where Villa Griffone is located becomes Pontecchio Marconi to celebrate the discoveries of the brilliant scientist/entrepreneur who right here, in his laboratory set up in the attic of Villa Griffone, intuited and demonstrated the possibility of transmitting radio signals at a distance using electromagnetic waves and , therefore, wireless with the decisive experiment of 1895.



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