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Biblioteca Salaborsa

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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...more
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Piazza del Nettuno 3, 40124 Bologna, Italy
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All reviews glass floor roman ruins public library stock exchange great library archaeological site current building nice interior beautiful building worth a quick visit step back in time free entrance piazza maggiore the main square bolognese excavations foundation
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Reviewed January 3, 2019 via mobile

It’s not often that a library is also a tourist attraction, but this building just off Bologna’s main square is definitely worth a quick visit for the fantastic architecture inside.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank steve_vstheworld
Reviewed January 1, 2019

I visited it after seeing it as a touristic attraction listed here on Tripadvisor but honestly, it is not a touristic attraction, in my humble opinion. It is a library. You can go there and take a picture of the ceiling, which is cool. There...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Beatriz M
Reviewed November 22, 2018

A nice spot, and it is enjoyable to see the Roman ruins beneath your feet. Why not stop by when at Piazza Maggiore? Not worth a special trip, however.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jksparz
Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

Takes a bit of finding so follow the students going into the library on the side of the Neptune Fountain Go through the glass doors and you will come to an enclosed square with an amazing roof but it’s the glass in the floor where...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DeniseLock
Reviewed October 3, 2018

It is always so refreshing to find an attendant/custodian who goes just that little bit further in introducing a place, especially to foreigners. The lady on duty was terrific and passed on several very interesting details.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 17, 2018

If you visiting Piazza Del Neuttuno make sure to visit the library. It's free, very interesting as well as beautiful.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

The library is more than just a library it has underneath an archeological excavation which you can visit giving a small donation. It has Wi-Fi and comfortable armchairs. You can charge your phone, access the internet, relax a bit and drink a coffee. It also...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank uiarahp
Reviewed August 31, 2018

Worth visiting for the archaeological site beneath the library floor. The site contains ancient waterways, wells and paths as old as two thousand years. Entry is free (though donations accepted). Worth a visit.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Malekei L
Reviewed July 21, 2018

The architecture and style of the library really wowed us. The people are very friendly, you can also find a small coffee shop at the lower level and the ancient Roman ruins through a glass floor.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Madeline_K
Reviewed July 19, 2018 via mobile

This library ranks high on my unofficial list of libraries I’ve visited because it strikes a really good balance between old and new. It’s a very old building with a storied tradition and place in Bolognese life, but the stacks are new, collections are extensive,...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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