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Biblioteca Salaborsa

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“roman ruins”(15 reviews)
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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
+39 051 219 4400
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Thank Alec D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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
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