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Biblioteca Universitaria di Bologna

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A different experience at the oldest university in the world

A university library is normally not one of the places I visit when exploring a new city but this... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2018
Birgitte E
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The impressive library of Bologna's university. Well decorated with many book titles. A beautiful... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2018
George M
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Reviewed 16 August 2018

A university library is normally not one of the places I visit when exploring a new city but this time we hade a guide and this was one of the first things he showed us after explaining about Piazza Maggiore (where the library is located)...More

1  Thank Birgitte E
Reviewed 30 July 2018

The impressive library of Bologna's university. Well decorated with many book titles. A beautiful place.

Thank George M
Reviewed 24 July 2018

This is a very interesting and historical place to visit whilst in Bologna and would thoroughly recommend it. Not expensive to get in and suggest perhaps going when the weather is not as hot, as there is no air conditioning in here.

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Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

Although we found it somewhat difficult to find the library, it was well worth the search. We took a short ( free) guided tour, and enjoyed the library itself particularly interesting and beautiful.

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Reviewed 14 June 2018

The library itself is quite stunning in design. What is amazing is beneath the glass blocks of the floor is that you can see ruins. You can go downstairs and actually visit the ruins and there are plaques that explain what you are looking at....More

1  Thank lbrgen67
Reviewed 2 June 2018

This is truly an impressive building. The library was exceptional and the dissection room was very interesting. Not to be missed in Bologna

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Reviewed 29 May 2018

a very impressive library, now a museum. The central great reading hall is flanked by smaller specialty libraries, with an overwhelming collection in all fields of bibliography, all in a dignified scholastic atmosphere.

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Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

Please, do yourself a favor, and don’t miss this! From the details to the history behind it! It’s simply breathtaking!

1  Thank xtaniasilvax
Reviewed 17 January 2018

A reason to visit Bologna - the oldest University has, naturally, the oldest library....... A very moving place.

Thank Andrew F
Reviewed 15 January 2018

The University is a very interesting place to visit as it is beautiful and very old. Has an interesting history.

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julia a
8 May 2017|
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Response from Mario44globetrotter | Reviewed this property |
I do not know whether there are tours: A friend took me there, showing the university of Bologna. For sure there you can find the secretary which can answer to your questions.
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You need a guide. If you are able to prevail upon their kindness, you have a good shot.
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Except august (and maybe late july) Bologna is everithing but dead, mid may it's perfect to get around
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