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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

You can find everything that you want!!!! quiet and modern library!!!Also a caffeteria inside for a short break.

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Waterford, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

It took me some time to track down that the old Roman roads are underneath the library. There is little or no advertising of this fact. The roman roads and ruins can be viewed through the glass floor or you can go down stairs and walk through them on an elevated path. A must not miss attraction in Bologna.

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Waterford, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This place was not advertised at all that I could see. Discovered it by doing a bit of research. The library is in piazza maggiore on the west side. Look at the old Roman roads through the glass floor. For a much better view go downstairs and walk through the elevated path amonst the ruins. Lots of information posted around... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Beautiful interior of this well used Library is worth a visit while you are in the main square. Have a coffee in the bar before moving onto the rest of the square.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

i was walking in Piazza Maggiore and i entered the Sala Borsa to explore and i was overwhelmed! What a beautiful building! An amazing library! To see all the people there studying or just reading magazines, see all the cute corners...i loved it! Every day i just sat there to get the atmosphere and get inspired!

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Pula, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Nice place for rest and it is free. You can sit and read books and see the exhibition downstairs. It was nice one when we was there...old kids room with old furniture, toys etc. Very interesante to see how was it once.

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