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Biblioteca Salaborsa

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Address: Piazza Nettuno 3, 40124 Bologna, Italy
Phone Number: 051 2194400
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Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Description: Salaborsa is the Bologna city multimedia and general information library...
Salaborsa is the Bologna city multimedia and general information library, which every day provides users of all ages with books, newspapers, magazines, videos, cds, data banks, along with cabled and and wi-fi internet connections. Access to the library is free. To take advantage of certain services it is necessary to register and show the membership card.
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Salaborsa is more than a library. It includes a cafe and area(s) where one can sit and surf the 'net or just relax and read. I really enjoy spending time in there.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Salaborsa is more than a library. It includes a cafe and area(s) where one can sit and surf the 'net or just relax and read. I really enjoy spending time in there.

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Quito, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The library itself is a beautiful structure, and the main floor has some art/photography exhibits that are also quite interesting. What I really found fascinating, however, was in the basement. The foundation of this building, which is one of the first building sites in Bologna and seems to have served as everything from government offices to financial/trade centers to a... More 

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Nice, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

An unusual library. The main attraction is the bright central hall, spacious yet cozy at the same time, with an artful soaring ceiling. We went there for wi-fi but felt so comfortable we didn't want to leave. The very welcoming coffee bar sells excellent fresh pastries, but also beer (yes, right in the library). Salaborsa is a part of the... More 

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

In a corner of Piazza Maggiore this Biblioteca has a see-through main floor to an excavated site below of archeological ruins. But, don't just look at it through the floor...you can descend to the basement and walk through this site. No charge to do so.

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CuriousTraveler007
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The building is a very beautiful one. It is the Accursio Palace, former seat of the historic town that overlooks the Piazza Maggiore, always the center and heart of Bologna Inside there are some ruins and a library; it is free and very much worth a quick visit.

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Farnham, Surrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The basement of this building had an excavated site underneath the building that you could go down into and see the various levels of the cities foundations from medieval times right up to the present. Very interesting indeed and well presented. Well worth the visit. The building itself forms the main bibliotech of the city and there were many facets... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

At the same time, it is a place that is very modern but reminds one of different epochs in the past . You can walk on top of archeological ruins , seen from above but you also you can have an idea of a19th century exchange and commodities market and yhou are in a contemporary library, where exhibitions are held.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

On the 3 hour walking guide of the city and just off the main square is the Biblioteca. It is a wonder to enter but when you reach the atrium and look down you realise you are on a perplex covering just above the old Roman ruins of the city. When you go down to visit the remains you get... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I used to go to study for my exams at Uni and I've seen this place change,been redocorated and improve. .It become a place where students and visitors from all over the world passed and admired. .It is not only a big library with a vast range of books and different sources, but it's a bit of Italian History. As... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

If you are not a book worm, this place is nice even just to walk around. And if you take a look underground, you can also find an archeological site to visit.

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Additional Information about Biblioteca Salaborsa

Address: Piazza Nettuno 3, 40124 Bologna, Italy
Phone Number: 051 2194400
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna
Open Hours:
Tuesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

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