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Biblioteca Salaborsa, Bologna

(4.5/5 based on 800+ 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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  • You can admire the glass-roofed main hall of Bibliohek and spot the fair including excavations through the floor made of glass. Relics of the previous buildings from Roman times and the middle ages can be admired also in the basement directly
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  • I was lucky to make a guided visit to the library and I loved it. It has a spacious lobby which is a square covered by a stunning skylight. It is a busy place since anyone can enter and charge your mobile in any free plugs. There's even a cafe with terrace. You can access the toilets paying 0'50 euros. It struck me that also has a piano in the lobby that can touch anyone who knows. All the books in the library can be provided, which is unusual and has several children's rooms for boys and girls of different ages.
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  • Like not having to Sala Borsa if it passes on piazza Maggiore. Enter and look up to the ceiling is already worth the money, then lowering the gaze on the glass floor you can admire the excavations showing a historic bologna.
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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!