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Biblioteca Salaborsa

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Address: Piazza del 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
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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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On firm foundations for future generations

This brilliant conversion of a wing of the historic Palazzo d'Accursio (Court House) into a modern public library and community information centre would be attractive enough on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Hastings, England, United Kingdom
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Hastings, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This brilliant conversion of a wing of the historic Palazzo d'Accursio (Court House) into a modern public library and community information centre would be attractive enough on its own - it provides access to a world of literature and excitement for the next generation of Bolognese citizens in a highly attractive early 20th century conversion with frequent cultural exhibitions (an... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited during a hot day in Bologna and it offered a nice relief from the heat. It's free entry to the library and to the underground works showing the original foundations of the building. A quick visit 30-45 minutes.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The idea was to display remains of an old city under a glass floor of an working library, unfortunately the glass tiles are so shabby now that you hardly see the treasure

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The building inside is a very beautiful. It is a public library for citizens. In basement there are some ruins, the top floor has a exhibition of city planning; it is free and very much worth a quick visit.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a surprise to see a public library being used in comfort by adults, students and children. Real books, pens and paper. Would that more cities had this free and open facility

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St Gervais sur Mare, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Under the glass floor of the library building you will find excavated Roman remains free to visit. Take a few minutes to literally go back in time and walk through the streets and marvel at the sophisticated systems the Romans used

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Great chairs to sit in and people watch on the first floor, exhibit about Bologna on the top floor, 50 cent bathrooms in the basement, and lots of space to read the paper, get some work done, or read a book. And there's a space for lectures/presentations in the basement. If I lived in Bologna, I'd be here all the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Went to look at the remains below the glassed floor - however, the 'glass' floor was opaque due to being scratched so it was difficult to see anything. The ceilings were better.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

This is a Public Library, but well worth a visit. Modern building erected over preserved City ruins, which are visible underfloor through walked on glass panels. Wander around or use the coffee shop in a quiet and peaceful setting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

Not only is this a modern library in an old building, there is a bar/cafe (great tiramisu and wine!) and archeology under the glass floor. There are very cool reading chairs scattered around. Find the entrance to the ruins in the basement, it is worth spending a few minutes down there. 50c to use the loos.

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