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Teatro Anatomico

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Address: Piazza Galvani, 2, Bologna, Italy
Phone Number: 39 051276811
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This actually exceeded the expectations raised by a friend's enthusiastic recommendation

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Bielsko-Biala, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Teatro Anatomico must be seen while staying in Bologna - it's an astonishing mixture of art and science gathered in one room. The information cards provided us with detailed history of the place and Teatro itself is one of its kind piece of art. Cannot be ommited!

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

The teatro visit is a must, it's very interesting to explore this room where great thinkers used to evolve. You'll be also able to visit the beautiful area of biblioteca dell'Archiginnasio where amazing fresco and several details are a must to see.

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Auburn, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We had a tour guide who explained the history of this place which I found very helpful. It is unlike any place I have visited.

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Much restored but gives a fascinating insight in to early pathology. Interesting statues of bodies. Worth a visit but does not take much time

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

This exquisitely wooden carved room should be a must for any visitor to Bologna. The entrance and courtyard are stunning in themselves, but the room itself though fairly small is amazing to experience. Much of the palazzo has been restored after destruction in WWII but the difference between the old and new looks seamless to my eye. The carving of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Amazing room to visit. the details on the walls and the ceiling are stunning. The Anatomical Theatre is carved in wood, and dates from 1637. It is amazing to learn that it was almost completely destroyed during WWII but rebuilt using the original fragments.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

It was neat to be in a very old university lecture hall, designed for anatomic lectures. The hallways in the Archiginnasio Palace display ancient crests with coats-of-arms of students who attended the university centuries ago. We thought these were really different kind of museum items to see.

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

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