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Biblioteca delle Oblate

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cosy cafe

We passed the 70m queues for the Duomo and took fellow trip advisors advice and popped in for a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
david h
Norfolk, United Kingdom
Nice chill out, definitely not a must

If you have some spare time during the day in doumo area, it's a lovely place to stop for coffee... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2018
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Via dell'Oriuolo, 24, 50122, Florence, Italy
+39 055 261 6512
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank david h
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

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

Thank ItayV6
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

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...More

Thank swarthofole
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

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...More

Thank Yenguccia
Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

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...More

1  Thank PrincessChrissie
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

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,...More

Thank Agamashs
Reviewed 4 October 2017

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...More

3  Thank LincolnGreeves
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

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...More

1  Thank McQQQQ
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Go to the top floor of the Library and there are tables on a terrace that have a perfect view of the great Duomo of Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral. If you need a few minutes to get away from the tourists and crowds, go...More

Thank Anthony C
Reviewed 14 May 2017

A little bit expensive if you want to eat and drink, but I think this comes with the view. I was here after a conference and the view and the experience was great. Maybe next time I will come and use the library and enjoy...More

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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
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