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Palazzo Sormani, Milan

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4.3/5 based on 20 reviews on the web
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  • On Monday 1 September at around 9.30 I phoned the toll-free number of the library (800.880066) and asked the opening times of the week. A male person (polite) told me that throughout the week the times will be the usual, IE 9-18.30. I asked if in particular was expected to open for Saturday 6, and was told to you. Today Saturday 6 August I went at 9 and found the Library closed, as announced by a sign that shows all times of August. But that's not the only inefficiency. The Palace is located in the library is well stocked. I attend regular section, often very well stocked, and beautiful with its frescoed ceiling. So my additional comments only apply to this section. Two reviews on Sormani (1/12/12 and 12/9/13) write that silence reigns: is it true, but certainly not in this room. The room is kept in check by operators (which mostly are operators), ranging from one day to the next. Are generally extremely friendly but not the slightest bother to reign silence. First of all, amazing thing in a library, phone, which sometimes rings, in a room that could be of 10 x 8 meters. So happen to hear who are given directions, timetables of the library, but more often the operator talks about pleasant things with someone he knew, and not always the call is short, and not always the operator cares to keep your voice down. And it happens at times that is the same operator that calls someone else on the phone (sometimes with the phone), and on some occasions I have witnessed a series of 5 or 6 calls for 30 or 40-minute process, with pleasant topics that have nothing to do with service requirements. May not be able to remove that darn phone? And then it often happens that there are two people control the Hall, which obviously speak to each other, because they have a lot to tell, with widely varying tones depending on the day, or perhaps of lunar cycles. And when someone comes along asking for information, as it is logical, and the interview you can extend for 5 -10 minutes the decibel level here is very variable, and never saw the operator or the operator invite the other party to lower the tone of voice, at least when it is obvious the trouble for all involved. Nor ever saw the operator or the operator inviting someone to be quiet, in the rare cases when some of the visitors speak among themselves. Finally there is the noise related to furniture. If one moves the Chair you sat, often makes noise acute and are arrows in it would take little to put feltrinì Gables: under the legs of chairs, but there aren't. And then there are the sliding shelves, which for obvious operational requirements are often opened and closed by operators: does anyone have the hand a bit heavy, IE closes them without due delicacy, whereby Slam, and are other arrows on timpani. What a difference compared to the silence of the Biblioteca Braidense!!! or than the silence of the Queriniana library of Brescia! There seems to be on another planet. It is my hope that the Library Director reads these comments and to bring back the silence that would be necessary in this environment. But I'm afraid I don't even say thank you.
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  • The historic building of the Palace of the XVI century building was reconstructed on several occasions and reconstructed. That's already sixty years is the central public library of the city. There are interesting exhibitions.
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  • Sormani Palace is walking distance from Piazza Duomo. The building of 16 century and now here is the central city library in Milan. The first owner of the Palace Marquis Giambattista Castaldo, then for centuries the building changed hands in: inheritance, gift, once as a dowry the mighty Medici of Marignano. In 18 century the Park was laid out around the building. Building suffered in the war, then was restored.
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