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Biblioteca Salaborsa

Address: Piazza Nettuno 3, 40124 Bologna, Italy
Phone Number: 051 2194400
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Ranked #14 of 128 Attractions in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Libraries, Traveler Resources
Owner description: Salaborsa is the Bologna city multimedia and general information library, which every day provides...
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Type: Libraries, Traveler Resources
Hours:
Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Owner description: 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

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

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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This rates up there with the Library of Congress and the reading Room at the British Museum. This was heaven to this bibliophile

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

The building itself is amazing, but please consider the library as well: well stocked, beautiful places to sit down and silence. There are different spaces where to just read the newspaper, read a book or read a fairy-tale to your child.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

This is right by the main square so it is easy to stop in for a quick visit and the operative word is "quick." There is a small area of Roman ruins, but they are very difficult to see from the main floor. Although the library itself looks interesting, there is little else for a traveler to see or do.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

There is not much to see in the bibliotecca other than a small area of roman ruins. The building itself is big and interesting and houses the Bologna library

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