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Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale
Ranked #210 of 659 things to do in Florence
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Reviewed 24 August 2015 via mobile

Walked all the way here only to be told that we could not enter unless we were students. Asked if being a university student from Singapore counts but the counter staff said no. What a bummer. So much for "knowledge is for all" and Florence being one of the great cities of knowledge.

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Reviewed 23 January 2014

We were told by two reliable sources, the main tourist office of Florence and a certified tour guide that we could go into the Bibioteca to see the Grande Salone, or main reading room. We did not want to walk all the way over there if this wasn't possible. Once at the door we were told NO Entrance in a real power trip bureaucratic manner that was unnecessarily harsh. I understand that a library is not on most folks travel itinerary but it's an important place in Florence's cultural history and many American students helped after the flood of 1966 to clean up the mess of mud and destroyed books, plus we love libraries and search them out wherever we find ourselves. This was a first, and left a very unpleasant impression. Now I need to inform my two reliable sources not to encourage others to go there unless armed with iron clad credentials which no one who wants to visit this iconic library one time would bother to apply for.

5  Thank marialulu
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Reviewed 20 May 2013 via mobile

Would not let us in even though family members were there. sour expressions and unhelpful. Nice building

5  Thank mynameiseddy
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Reviewed 19 November 2017
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Reviewed 1 November 2017
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