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Biblioteca Ariostea, Ferrara
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  • On the one hand this is a common library, but it is situated in a historic building, there you can visit the totally free, allowed to wander the halls, where of course osbatnovka is already up-to-date, but preserved paintings, antique ceilings. Really enjoyed
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  • The city offers works of Copernicus and Ariosto and this is the master. Really interesting d rich for lovers
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  • Review the library Ariostea, without putting it into context of the building that houses it, the Palazzo Paradiso, that seems an understatement, because this Palace whose construction began towards the end of the 300 by Este is one of the oldest and best preserved historic buildings in the city, so the tourist would find many more reasons besides the library for a visit. The origin of the name Heaven is uncertain, possibly for a series of frescoes inspired by the Kingdom of the beati or the existence within a garden feature of the palaces of the ' 300. In the mid-500 is where University studies are settled, Ferrara is one of the oldest university, Copernicus and Paracelsus among others studied here, that here even graduated. The clock tower that we see at present with the marble door is due to an intervention by Giovan Battista Aleotti operated in the mid-600, while the next century's the 700 that the Palace became the seat of the library that took its name from the poet Ludovico Ariosto, since his monumental Tomb, containing the ashes was moved into the palazzo dalla chiesa di San Benedetto on disposal of Napoleon Bonaparte. The tomb is beautiful and fits very well into the architectural context of the Palace, many of which are still decorated with frescoes, unfortunately I could not photograph it, visitors know that it is forbidden! In the building there is an anatomical theatre and an elegant marble staircase was designed by the Architect Antonio Foschini, author also of the characteristic "round" of the municipal theatre (named after the maestro Abbado). The building has been the subject of long restoration to return it to its former glory and ended with the opening of the eighteenth-century sala Riminaldi. The library which is open and usable by the public and obviously students contains many ancient books and memorabilia of Ariosto (autograph fragments of Orlando Furioso) and other writers. Contemporary heritage is enriched by the personal library of the poet ferrarese Corrado Govoni, and library of Lanfranco Caretti, great literary critic, born in Ferrara, rich also of letters and photographs. In the city centre, Palazzo Paradiso, with its library is a must, including the sight of that little glimpse old Playing Street ball (is written so), on the corner of via delle Scienze where is the entry with marble gate, unfortunately, recently the subject of a vandalism.
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