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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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Madeline_K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank Alex B
Reviewed July 14, 2018

It is at the main square, so just enter this building to admire its magnificent architecture. You could buy a book, too.

Thank Creamy7777
Reviewed June 18, 2018

Architecture and interior design is impressive, there is glass floor showing Roman ruins beneath and you can also go downstairs to see it directly. Entrance is free, you can have a little rest on fancy chairs or read a press. There is coffee shop inside...More

1  Thank Olga L
Reviewed May 13, 2018

Some time ago the stock exchange was housed here, now the building has been transformed into a public library. The entrance is free

Thank Ogi0
Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

Next to the statue of Neptune is this big library. When entering it is like a town square and the levels facing towards this inner square. A lot of seats for people to read. No noise at all. Downstairs is the archeological site, free to...More

1  Thank FayeInAmsterdam
Reviewed April 28, 2018

Is incredible how a place can influence your soul. this is indeed the the case of Sala Borsa place where old and new are mixed. Young and less young students are there. A big collection of dvd and blu ray are on the second floor...More

1  Thank dsarti2018
Reviewed April 22, 2018

Architecture was amazing - lots of history - easy walking, very friendly people. Short walk to beautiful street market with fresh produce and great cheese and cooked meet shops - restaurants

Thank Pauline G
Reviewed April 16, 2018 via mobile

I went there to see the nice interior as instructed by the guide-leaflet. It is really nice inside and supposedly one can get a glimpse of some old building structures through the glass floor panels. Sadly, due to the heavy scratching of the glass, it...More

1  Thank Ravalus
Reviewed April 13, 2018 via mobile

Nice architecture, caffe and wifi. You can see the remains of ancient Roman Bologna through the glass floor. If you want to go downstairs and see the ruins you have to pay extra. I bought Bologna Welcome Card for 30 EUR and was sure that...More

Thank Mike W
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