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'm in Bologna for several years and for me the Sala Borsa is always a discovery. Great place to study, to take a coffee break, to spend an afternoon different. Beautiful surroundings, on Thursday and Friday just before closing to allow those who want to play the piano, creating a truly magical atmosphere. Great for study. Great to kill time. Great for kids ... Must see if you go to Bologna
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  • great facility frequented by college students for their research and studies under this facility c are the remains of old Roman houses
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  • Interesting place, perfect witness of the prominent role that culture plays in Bologna. Very central and easy to get to, not to be missed!
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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!)
  • 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
  • This building is located in the center of the city,entery is free for public. Underneath the building there's a remained archeological site from the old city that can be visited providing you buy the ticket. You can have access to the free wifi,have a coffee at the bars in the ground floor, borrow books,films and magazines and also study.
  • Quite and a lovely place to study

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