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Biblioteca Salaborsa, Bologna

(4.5/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web)
Inside an old cast-iron and glass stock exchange building, see Roman ruins under glass panels at Biblioteca Salaborsa. You'll see the ruins of a Roman road, the foundations of a 16th-century basilica, and the foundations of wells. Join a tour to go beneath the building to see the ruins up close. Make Biblioteca Salaborsa part of your personalized Bologna itinerary using our Bologna trip generator.
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • an example of how the public can work well and provide great service as well as a feast for the eyes. Thank you
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  • The library is very busy but noisy. Nice to look round when bored or it's raining outside. Wanted to go downstairs to the ruins but apparently it was closed and this was at half 3 so god knows when th...  more »
  • I was really delighted by the beauty of this building. A dynamic place and full of culture, but also of life. Really impossible to find anywhere else in the world, I wish there was something like this in every city. Underlying excavations also deserve, even if they are not too groomed, make a small donation for this cultural venue is definitely the least, for a tourist.
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  • Enlightened library and fun to explore. A central city library that serves both locals and visitors to the city very well. Within the library complex are function spaces for meetings and events. The piano can be played from 7:15 pm to 8:00 pm during the week when the library is open. NB the public toilet will cost you 50c downstairs.
  • The library is fine if you wanna take a coffee or a snack, but not if you have some work to do. It's quite crowded since it's in a very touristic place and it isn't so easy to focus on what you're doing.
  • Bellissima, da vedere e vivere
  • Great place to work, with free wifi!
  • Come dovrebbe essere una biblioteca!