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Archiginnasio di Bologna, Bologna
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Built during the 16th century under orders from the Pope, Archiginnasio di Bologna is home to an array of books and bibliographical artifacts. Admire the building's intricate architecture as you view the 7,000 different family coats of arms lining its walls, all belonging to former students. Explore nearly 35,000 manuscripts, volumes, and other tomes as you wander through wood-paneled lecture rooms and open-air courtyards. Visit the amphitheater once used to teach anatomy lessons. It's now filled with sculptures of doctors. You must check bags and writing materials at the door. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Bologna holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Archiginnasio di Bologna and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • The cultural part of the beautiful Bologna is as surprising as their food. The library of one of the oldest universities in the world, the Amphitheater School of Anatomy, all wood, with its marble table in the Center surrounded by statues are breath-taking.
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  • Local things to do in Bologna to fans of frescoes. Right in the heart of the city just steps from piazza maggiore.
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  • Sixteenth-century building built to assemble all the courses of Bologna from already established tradition in the arts and teaching. The inauguration took place in 1563, commissioned by Cardinal Borromeo, and the building was a project of the architect said Terribilia. The Palace is a real casket of marvels, and austere atmosphere of great intellectual stature, used as a library today, is still open to visitors in his notable areas as the portico, the sala dello Stabat Mater full of coats of arms and the staircase of the Lawyers, as well as the anatomical theatre ...
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