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Archiginnasio di Bologna, Bologna

Categories: Tourist Spots, Educational Sites
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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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  • Extremely interesting to see the Anatomical theater with all setting...and to realize that the University of Bologna is the oldest in the world with a long list of distinguished scholars string there 
  • The seat of the University until the end of 1800, still retains the anatomical Theatre, the House of Stabat Mater and the crest of who graduated there in antiquity. Exhibition of ancient books that offers a particular culture and historical wonder to Bologna. Legend has it that the Palace was also built to prevent the expansion of the Cathedral of Saint Petronius which, enlarged, would become bigger than Saint Peter's Basilica in Rome.
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  • It's always a pleasure to return to the Archiginnasio. It's a stop not to jump for a tourist who wants to visit Bologna. The library has rules annoyances and convoluted, but it passes on.
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