Biblioteca Salaborsa, Bologna

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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. Using our online itinerary creator, Bologna attractions like Biblioteca Salaborsa can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • I was told that it was an amazing place but I had not given much weight. I must say I was spellbound. A unique library, suitable for all, areas equipped for every need. A bit crowded but well-organized.
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  • place to live (library) with the façade restoration windows allow to see the remains of old Bologna pay toilet
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  • Ever offers a diverse collection of books, there are adequate space for every interest the facility is really beautiful even just to visit, downstairs you will find archaeological ruins that you wouldn't expect to find. Unfortunately it has a big minus (besides being always overcrowded) the fact of non-EC and homeless Panhandlers, let that settle to the ground floor by occupying the seats where they sleep or talk to each other, a kind of dormitory: municipality should intervene!
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  • Much cooler than the cathedral. Thus turn of the century building is in thr great condition and actually is in the great contrast to the rest of the central square. Some of the public rooms have such fancy items as replicas of Arne Jacobsen's Egg chair. (go Scandinavia!)
  • Very nice building with a lot of charm. It is like a dive into the history of Bologna. You can have a look on the leftovers of the town thorugh a glass floor.
  • Nice library. Looks like you can borrow book and read it there
  • If you want to know more about Bologna's ancient history, this place tells you a lot about the evolution of the city. In fact, here you can have a glance of the first Roman settlement in the city- for free - and experience at the same time a modern cultural center, which today shows a liberty style architecture on the inside.
  • lovely library! so happy i found bukowski in english there!! :-) free wifi, lots of chairs to sit in you cant use the toilet without a library card though
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