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Address: Piazza Galvani, 2, Bologna, Italy
Phone Number: 39 051276811
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A scientists dream

This slice of history is awe inspiring. Although Bologna had been heavily bombed in the war and certain parts of the Teatro were destroyed this piece of medical history is... read more

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

This slice of history is awe inspiring. Although Bologna had been heavily bombed in the war and certain parts of the Teatro were destroyed this piece of medical history is wonderful. The theatre where physicians would have studied is really wonderful and the marble slab of the table at the centre is very theatrical! A scientist dream. It really makes... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This was a fascinating space. The Anatomical Theatre where medical students used to go to learn about anatomy. The room is naturally lit with beautiful tall windows and the benches are so narrow that you couldn't possibly fall asleep on them so that the students didn't miss any of the dissections that took place in the centre of the room!... More 

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Utrecht, Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

this is a place where medical history has been written...lectures in anatomy have taken place here since centuries. Beautiful place.

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

one of the most amazing things to see in bologna. the history that this class room withholds is amazing. the courtyard of the building is really nice, the light and its reflections were charming. must see while in bologna

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

This is where students were explained the human body. They were invited to bring whichever dead people they could find to show how anatomy works. Had to undergo major 'surgery' of its own after allied bombings during WWII. The restorations are well done. I can recommend a guide for this one, without it you don't get the whole story (or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

great opportunity to look at history of medicine - classic design, the wax models in Bolgna also complemented this slice of history. keep an eye out for the grotesque.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The University of Bologna has a wonderful special history....longstanding...and one of the oldest universities...and the Teatro Anatomico is special because of its early work in the study of the human body. A tour guide is very helpful as there are many items in the room, and on the walls, that add to the great story of the study of anatomy.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This building is all wooden and it is quite a sensation to stand in the room and imagine the dissections of human bodies being done here years ago.

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Graz, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

A fascinating small place in the world that's well worth the tiny entrance fee. Fascinating if you are at all interested in learning, medicine or universities. All the other rooms of the old university are amazing as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Whilst walking, we came across the Palazzo Archiginnasio. It was’t on our list of places to visit, but we thought we’d pop in and have a look and I'm glad we did. It was the first permanent seat of the Studium or University of Bologna and was built in 1563. Its aim was to concentrate the schools of civil and... More 

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