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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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  • This beautiful Palace in Bologna Center, former seat of the University, is a real gem to visit. It has a courtyard with a double Loggia where in the upper part are placed the crests of Rectors who have taught and students who have studied. Besides the library you can visit the anatomical theatre.
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  • It is an impressive library, it was also free. Go and visit it is worth. Is a place ideal to make good photos.
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  • What an amazing treat -- the first Western building where the different colleges of Bologna were gathered, together with the a visit of the anatomical theater ... fantastic, together with a well run h...  more »