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Archiginnasio di Bologna

Piazza Galvani 1, 40124 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 276811
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Piazza Galvani 1, 40124 Bologna, Italy
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Reviewed 4 days ago

You must go and wander under the arcades. It is more than beautiful! It is part of one of the first universities in the world.

Thank Kat T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Teatro Anatomica and Sala Mater rooms are unbelievable. For 3€ I got to see them both and gaze upon the extensive collection of Scientific manuscripts and journals that are centuries old. The paintings, frescoes and building itself are incredible. From top to bottom it...More

Thank valerier746
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great piece of history and well worth visiting the theatre which is what it is most famous for. We went on a guided tour, but would have liked more time to look around.

Thank David C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The University is inspirational. Incredible history and beautiful preservation. The docents were helpful and kind since I do not speak Italian. To think of the history is amazing.

Thank Montecito2014
Reviewed 11 November 2017

This place is so full of history I felt almost overwhelmed! I am Italian and to think my country own culture has been shaped by people trained in this very place is amazing! The interiors are so full of details it's almost impressive. The entrance...More

Thank Freddyemme
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Down the road at the side of the Basilica di San Petronio brings you into the Piazza Galvani and on the left hand side, the building that houses Europe's oldest university. Before the Palazzo was built, the various schools were scattered around the city but...More

Thank CalBristol
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

The Anatomic Theatre and the Stabat Matter Hall worth the visit. The attention on the details is fantastic. You can taste how living in the XV century was.

Thank ralu_seby
Reviewed 19 October 2017

The frescoes in the corridors, the "see through" library and especially the anatomy room are very original so perhaps the highlight of Bologna

Thank Jurgen B
Reviewed 17 October 2017

One of the oldest universities in the world, boasting a gorgeous library and anatomy theatre that is unlike anything I have ever seen before. Spend an hour or two roaming the campus and soaking up the history.

Thank Nikki P
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

I’d read the the University of Bologna was the oldest continually operating university in the World and was a crucible for medical discovery so, as two physicians, my wife and I made sure to visit the Anatomy theatre, where some of the earliest cadaver dissection...More

Thank Robben16
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Nuril J
18 July 2017|
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Response from discus_comm | Reviewed this property |
yes, and you get unlimited wifi connection and can listen to music all you want. in the main city square (piazza maggiore) there's the entrance to SALABORSA, one of the public libraries of bologna. you can find all the space... More
25 July 2015|
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Response from discus_comm | Reviewed this property |
of course they are.