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Biblioteca Universitaria di Bologna

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Beautiful University Library

The is a very beautiful university library located in the heart of Bologna. Just spending some... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2018
Alec D
Seattle, Washington
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
Humlebaek, Denmark
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Reviewed 23 October 2018

The is a very beautiful university library located in the heart of Bologna. Just spending some time looking at the old books was interesting and fun. If you're in Bologna put this on your list of places to visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Alec D
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

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank BirgitteE_12
Reviewed 30 July 2018

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

Date of experience: February 2018
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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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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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.

Date of experience: May 2018
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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

Date of experience: June 2018
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

Date of experience: May 2018
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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.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank kemp63
Reviewed 17 January 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Andrew F
Reviewed 14 January 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2017
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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.
28 October 2016|
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Response from NHSDteacher | Reviewed this property |
You need a guide. If you are able to prevail upon their kindness, you have a good shot.
20 March 2015|
Response from StefanoR70 |
Except august (and maybe late july) Bologna is everithing but dead, mid may it's perfect to get around
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