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Teatro Anatomico

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Address: Piazza Galvani, 2, Bologna, Italy
Phone Number: 39 051276811
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Lovely old building, thoughtfully restored and rich with history.

The anotomical theatre, although sounding a bit gruesome is well worth a visit, just to witness the amazing restoration job that has been completed.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The anotomical theatre, although sounding a bit gruesome is well worth a visit, just to witness the amazing restoration job that has been completed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Don't miss this quick and unique attraction. We didn't make it here until the very end of our trip, but we're so glad we saw it. It is awe-inspiring to stand in the room where so much of our modern medical knowledge originated.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

An amazing wee theatre where you can be seated and imagine back in time where autopsys were done infront of med students at the university. Nice statues etc also.

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Memphis, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

A beautiful place. The surrounding belie the things that take place here. If you are in Bologna at the right time you can even watch and autopsy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Very interesting site showing the room in which the medecine students learnt how to practice anatomy. Unfortunately only one room to see.

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Dubbo, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

How do medical students learn anatomy? We take for granted that doctors understand the anatomy of the human body. In earlier times this activity was risky business. The ambience of this chamber underscored the importance of the teaching that took place. There are many steps but it is a really interesting part of the oldest university in Europe.

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Welland, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Didn't think I would be that interested in this attraction. It was very interesting.We went in late afternoon with no crowds and were able to take our time walking through. The building is very old with lots of history everywhere.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This reconstructed gem looks like it has been there for centuries, which is actually true for much of it. The naked and apparently skinless body statues show every sinew, which was one of the teaching methods. The idea of sitting and watching a post mortem in this theatre is very well captured. And the photographs of the destruction from an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We had been looking forward to this one. The ornate wooden furnishings and the statues that surrounded the marble slab are so very far from our modern conception of anatomy and surgery. This room seems to sum up all that made Bologna a real centre of learning in the University's hey day. The walls outside are a rich testament to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The University of Bologna, founded in 1088, is the oldest continuously-operated university in the world. The Archiniginnasio Palace was the first permanent seat of the this ancient Studium and was built in 1563. The Anatomy Theatre, where empirical anatomy was taught was built in 1637. Both the Teatro Anatomico, with the marble table in the middle of the room for... More 

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Address: Piazza Galvani, 2, Bologna, Italy
Phone Number: 39 051276811
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna

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