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This unassuming library on the first floor of the Palazzo die Museum houses one of the marvels of bibliography: the two volumes of the Borso D’Este Bible, a 15th century bible which is the only example where every page is illuminated. And what extraordinary work...More
Hidden on the first floor of the massive Palazzo dei Musei is this university library that housed the most important medieval manuscripts and codexes. This was the library for the dukes of Este, dating back to 14th century. In one of the rooms was the...More
If you have any interest in our old world this is the place you must try to see. It even has one of the Gutenberg Bibles which is fully enclosed in a temperature/humidity enclosure that raises and lowers into a safer safe. Every so many...More
When we arrived to visit this incredible library we were the only visitors; in fact the two precious books which make up Borso d'Este's Bible had to be removed from a safe and put in their glass cases for our viewing. The art work and...More
The Biblioteca Estense Universitaria sits in the Palazzo Estense on a pretty, triangular park. Charles found the biblioteca a bit disappointing, because it isn’t a handsome library with desks for reading and shelves lined with books. Instead, it’s a medium-size room with any valuable old...More
We visited specifically to see one of Italy's great treasures, the illuminated Bible of Borso, the first Duke of Ferrara. It is only visible to see on request, but the staff were delighted to bring it for us to see. There was a fascinating display...More