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Biblioteca Salaborsa

Piazza del Nettuno 3, 40124 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 219 4400
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Salaborsa is the Bologna city multimedia and general information library, which every day provides users of all ages with books, newspapers, magazines, videos, cds, data banks, along with cabled and and wi-fi internet connections. Access to the library is free. To take advantage of certain services it is necessary to register and show the membership card.
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  • Average5%
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“glass floor” (30 reviews)
“roman ruins” (14 reviews)
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Piazza del Nettuno 3, 40124 Bologna, Italy
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+39 051 219 4400
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"glass floor"
in 30 reviews
"roman ruins"
in 14 reviews
"public library"
in 16 reviews
"stock exchange"
in 9 reviews
"roman times"
in 4 reviews
"great library"
in 3 reviews
"current building"
in 2 reviews
"meeting space"
in 2 reviews
"main hall"
in 3 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 7 reviews
"definitely worth the visit"
in 2 reviews
"step back in time"
in 2 reviews
"free entry"
in 3 reviews
"neptune statue"
in 3 reviews
"piazza maggiore"
in 8 reviews
"excavations"
in 10 reviews
"foundation"
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I went there to see the nice interior as instructed by the guide-leaflet. It is really nice inside and supposedly one can get a glimpse of some old building structures through the glass floor panels. Sadly, due to the heavy scratching of the glass, it...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice architecture, caffe and wifi. You can see the remains of ancient Roman Bologna through the glass floor. If you want to go downstairs and see the ruins you have to pay extra. I bought Bologna Welcome Card for 30 EUR and was sure that...More

Thank Mike W
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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

A rebuilt library houses an ancient view of a Roman theatre. Unfortunately there is no public access to the ruins after the earthquake in 2012.

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Reviewed 16 January 2018

Whole building near the Neptune’s fountain is an interesting place. Façade is memorial place for the fallen anti-fascists. After the entrance (free) is a huge hall, a kind of a social place for people from Bologna and for visitors. There are several smaller reading halls...More

Thank Miha P
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

When you first walk in it seems nothing more than a quirky public library but then you realise the floor is glass and below you are ruins of previous buildings and to make things better you can visit the ruins on a series of gangways...More

Thank Lloyd F
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Reviewed 3 December 2017

The central municipal library opened in 2001 is housed within the Palazzo d'Accursio, the ancient and historical seat of the city government as well as the former stock exchange. No cost to go in so worth popping in to see the lovely public space. A...More

Thank chepaddy
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

This is a beautiful building, well used by students and locals. There is a cafe and it has toilets. We went to see the archaeological remains which are located under the floor of the building but visible through a glass ceiling/floor. This is free but...More

3  Thank Sheonamac
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Reviewed 5 November 2017

The current building is the municipal liberty, with everything you would expect of a liberty, plus a café. However, the history of the build is truly amazing. The current build built circa 1876 is the former stock exchange, with all the late Victorian grandeur, you...More

1  Thank Mark L
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

Spent a bit of time wandering around inside. Interesting, with some historic facts. Countless and varied amount of daily newspapers on the upper level, nice children play area in a room on main level.

Thank grammy137
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Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

A nice interior and public library, we enjoyed walking along the stands. The best thing about this place are the underground ruins of the city, well preserved.

Thank ralu_seby
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