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Casanatense Library

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Address: Via S. Ignazio, 52, 00186 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: +39 06 697 6031
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Description: The Casanatense Library was founded by the Dominicans of the Monastery of...
The Casanatense Library was founded by the Dominicans of the Monastery of Santa Maria sopra Minerva in Rome and opened to the general public, according to the will of Cardinal Girolamo Casanate.In order to contain the Library collection the Friars built a new architectural structure in the area of the monastery cloister. The Salone (hall) was designed by architect A.M.Borioni. The Library was already opened on November 3rd, 1701, only one year after Cardinal Casanate's death. The first nucleum of the Library was the collection of the Cardinal, which contained up to 25.000 volumes. Info on web site
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Librarian for a wife - heaven for her

My wife is a librarian (and a pretty good one, too!) so when the owner of our B&B discovered this he recommended visiting this library. It was actually our first stop in Rome... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

My wife is a librarian (and a pretty good one, too!) so when the owner of our B&B discovered this he recommended visiting this library. It was actually our first stop in Rome, believe it or not. From the outside, it is a rather nondescript building, but on the inside, it is so beautiful. It has a couple of large... More 

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Grazie per la visita e per le sue parole di apprezzamento. Se sua moglie poi - da bibliotecaria - è... More 

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