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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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  • If I were to recommend a must-see in Bologna would own the archiginnasio. University history and tradition from here! Impossible to understand the importance of this place, but it is certainly appreciated by lovers of art and culture.
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  • It was the first European University, and only that is worth the visit. It is a wonderful building and now houses the library. It is worth enjoying every corner.
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  • A must see, because it has made the history of Italian universities. Place full of charm that is worth a visit too fast
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