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Biblioteca Universitaria di Bologna

Via Zamboni 35, 40126 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 243420
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What a fabulous place. The coats of arms from past students turned it into an art gallery. Free to... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2017
Andrew B
Solihull, United Kingdom
via mobile
Beautiful library and a lovely local guide

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the library at the Bologna university. A local high school... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Melbourne, Australia
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Via Zamboni 35, 40126 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 243420
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Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

What a fabulous place. The coats of arms from past students turned it into an art gallery. Free to get into and wander at leisure. Really enjoyed our visit.

Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the library at the Bologna university. A local high school student guided us through the library (Adrianne) and she was fantastic. Definitely worth a visit!

Thank AussieFZ
Reviewed 3 October 2017

My alma mater. So I may be little biased but you can't argue that the library where people like Dante and Copernicus passed by could be the most beautiful in the world. Don't miss this. Seriously

Thank Dorji W
Reviewed 1 October 2017

This library is very impressive with its wood panelling, quaint fixtures and chairs. It has a lot of atmosphere and is well worth a visit.

Thank K B
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Once you are there, you'll provided with a free guider, who tells you the history of the library and shows you its rooms. The place is worth visiting.

Thank anika1589
Reviewed 19 July 2017

If you have the time, this is worth a visit! We included this visit after touring the cathedrals, which and the piazza, which can easily be done, along with some excellent shopping!

Thank svogtpilates
Reviewed 3 July 2017

The University Library is so nice, for the paintings on the roof and the worlds, and, of course for the atmosphere, is like to transport to hundreds of years ago. it is so nice to walk there.

Thank JudTurku
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

This is a university divided into halves. The left side is the law university. The right side is for medical students. The first in Italy. The anatomical theater is where interns would learn the human body by dissecting corpses - but only in winter months...More

1  Thank EDD1967_83
Reviewed 14 May 2017

What an extraordinary place, beautiful interiors and this atmosphere of being a very important place on the Planet Earth. And when you think that on this corridors were waking al fathers of modern thinking, people who've shaped modern world and humanity... Do nit skip this...More

Thank flyinghen
Reviewed 11 April 2017

A real gem and not really touristic. You can just walk in and get a look. It is a stunning old library that left me speechless. Awesome!

1  Thank Brigitte K
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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.
29 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.
21 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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