Biblioteca delle Oblate

Biblioteca delle Oblate, Florence: Hours, Address, Biblioteca delle Oblate Reviews: 4.5/5

Biblioteca delle Oblate
4.5
10:00 - 23:45
Monday
14:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 23:45
Wednesday
09:00 - 23:45
Thursday
09:00 - 23:45
Friday
09:00 - 23:45
Saturday
10:00 - 23:45
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2-3 hours
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Neighbourhood: Duomo
Florentia, as it was called by Latins, is permeated by an eternal beauty spread in all corners of the city. The historic center is characterized by the immensity of the Duomo, able to transport tourists into the brightest age of Florence: the Renaissance. Who does not know the Brunelleschi Dome, San Giovanni Baptistery and the Giotto’s Campanile? Everything is enclosed here and it would be easy to imagine the city as it was in ancient times, with maids walking in the main square and horses carrying coaches. Nowadays, roads are busy with street artists. Rustic Tuscan bakeries give way to fashion shops; just stop for a few minutes in the middle of Piazza della Repubblica to enjoy the colors and sweet melody of the carousel that will bring back great memories from anyone’s childhood.
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4.5
163 reviews
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Very good
51
Average
9
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4
Terrible
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Yenguccia
Florence, Italy371 contributions
My son
Jun 2019
This place is a hidden treasure! We always love reading and browsing the books!
The staffs are friendly
Written 8 June 2019
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Nattysimps
Bermuda3,776 contributions
Public Library with a nice view!
Jul 2018 • Family
Nice little public library that has a small cafe upstairs. It has a very nice view of the Cathedral. Stop in for a coffee and a nice picture.
Written 29 November 2018
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david h
Norfolk, UK105 contributions
cosy cafe
Oct 2018
We passed the 70m queues for the Duomo and took fellow trip advisors advice and popped in for a coffee. It is a student base and has a university feel to it. Good view of the dome and the coffee was not bad.
Written 27 October 2018
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Itay V
Tel Aviv, Israel45 contributions
Nice chill out, definitely not a must
Sep 2018 • Couples
If you have some spare time during the day in doumo area, it's a lovely place to stop for coffee :) we didn't wonder around the library though, so maybe we missed something
Written 26 September 2018
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swarthofole
Bucharest, Romania177 contributions
OK
Sep 2018 • Couples
this place isn't about books or studying, it's about the view. so just go there, ignore the "under construction" areas and all the missplaced things over therr, have a drink (very reasonable prices) and contemplate...
this is maybe the best view in town over the dome with almost no effort. my favourite place in florence.
Written 24 September 2018
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Yenguccia
Florence, Italy371 contributions
Great place
Sep 2018 • Family
This place is one of our favorite place in Florence! My son feels so happy being in this library! The books are varied and the place is clean! The staffs too are very pleasant people except for one young lady who does not respond when we say good morning haha, happened already thrice!

Written 16 September 2018
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PrincessChrissie
Brough, UK125 contributions
Terrace cafe
May 2018 • Couples
We went here as we read about the terrace in a Marco Polo guide book. There was a great exhibition of skulls and bones and early man. The terrace cafe.... disappointing... the cafe drinks was limited... no alcohol (unlike others I've visited.. Prague) and it was inside.. no air and really hot. There was an area you could have taken your drinks but all under shade. The view of duomo...ok but don't go out your way.
Written 24 May 2018
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Agamashs
140 contributions
Get away from the crowds
Mar 2018
Some parts of the library were closed but we weren’t there for the books anyway. On the top floor you can access a beautiful outside study area with views over the Duomo. This is perfect for a busy crowded day. You can catch your breath, log in to free WiFi and enjoy the tranquil setting.
Written 2 April 2018
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LincolnGreeves
4 contributions
A completely forgettable dirty place
Oct 2017 • Solo
Nothing special at all. When I am told of a library in Florence worth going to I imagine some sort of amazing large library with dark bookcases and amazing little nooks to study. Instead, you get a strange courtyard with beggars in front, a completely forgettable entrance, and then a maze to get to the multiple layers of.. nothing.. weak study rooms, no real book selection, tons of young people just being there for the sake of filling some sort of social validating "look at me study" nonsense.

There is no great view, an overrated cafe, and tons of young people. That's it. For a city like florence I would expect something incredible. A barnes and noble in America is nicer. Get real guys.
Written 4 October 2017
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Andy
Bristol, UK31 contributions
Good children's library and cafe
Sep 2017 • Family
As a tourist in Florence, this place is a welcome break from the main tourist sites. It has a great library for children, especially young children, complete with good children's (and adults') toilets. Obviously the books are in Italian, but that's not really a problem for young children. Upstairs (there's a lift) is a nice, inexpensive cafe with views of the Duomo. Definitely worth a stop if you have small children and are in town for a few days. Wish we had discovered it earlier in our trip.
Written 20 September 2017
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