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Archiginnasio di Bologna

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Piazza Galvani 1, 40124 Bologna, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Though not on the main list of touristy things to do, the Biblioteca dell'Archiginnasio is an interesting and rewarding stop if you choose to take the time. This is the library for one of Europe's oldest universities. Besides the library itself, there is a fine...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 13 February 2019

Very, very impresive, spectacular paintings of hundreds of symbols of families, companies and organizations, beautiful arcades.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank adelami
Reviewed 13 February 2019

You will have a teste of the past in this opulent and impressive building. Well preserved frescoes, it`s library and one of the frists surgery room from the past days with wooden statues. Amazing place for medical students or art lovers.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank castagnan
Reviewed 6 February 2019

We only went here to waste time before going to the airport. For €3 each, it gave us access to two rooms; the anatomical theatre and a library which was one room that was baking hot. The corridors were the most interesting as they displayed...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 757danf
Reviewed 2 February 2019 via mobile

Well worth going to to look at the university corridors open to the public and the theatre. You can’t go into the library but from one of the lecture halls there is a doorway which you can look through to give you a sense of...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 February 2019 via mobile

Absolutely stunning. A beautiful place to visit. The anatomical theatre is interesting, the decor of the walls and ceilings unforgettable.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank lindaaY1178FI
Reviewed 26 January 2019

I did not consult any books at this library but had the pleasure to get in with a colleague, the library is vey atmospheric and certainly worth a visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Peter H
Reviewed 20 January 2019 via mobile

We were looking for something "different", somehow special, from "typical" Italian sights. We entered without any actual expectation and we were surprised, by both the library and the anatomical theatre.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 10 January 2019 via mobile

Europe's oldest university - the halls are decked with amazing frescos and house shields. Definately gave a Hogwarts vibe. Free to visit

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank stormborne
Reviewed 1 January 2019

I can recommend a visit here. Even if you do not feel like paying to visit some of the rooms, you can still see a lot of the building and check out small exhbitions in the hallways and take picture of the astonishing doors and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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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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of course they are.