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Biblioteca Malatestiana

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Address: Piazza Maurizio Bufalini 1, 47521, Cesena, Italy
Phone Number: +39 (0)5476 10892
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A history spanning over 550 years, in the continuity of the place, around the original heritage, under the control and care of the same municipal authorities make the Malatesta a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Serena S
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Rome, Italy
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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A history spanning over 550 years, in the continuity of the place, around the original heritage, under the control and care of the same municipal authorities make the Malatesta a unique library of Cesena.

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Beavercreek, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

If you are a history geek and/or book nerd, this place is somewhere you must visit if you are anywhere near Cesena! The oldest public library in the world will not disappoint! Entrance to the library is free, but to see the original area, which is gated off, is 5 euros for a ticket. Definitely worth it, in my opinion.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

A couple of things I wish I would have known before coming here: 1) It is on the 2nd flr of the current, modern Public Library 2) You can only just walk in the door; the reading desks and essentially the library itself is roped off 3) The "guide" is just the guy that opens the gate and the door... More 

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South Bend, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

The oldest public library in the world. Well worth a visit. One absolutely must see the old reading room.

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Cesena, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

this is one of the most ancient and furnished library in italy. here you can definitely find everything you need. amazing

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Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

The place also known as the Malatesta Novello Library, is a public library It was the first in Europe, as civic library. They have amazing hand-written book collection. I had Ivan as a guide he was extremely good and very patience to respond my questions (even sometimes silly ones) He explained every detail of the place. If you visit the... More 

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Cesena, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The first public library in the world,created by Malatesta family,over 500 years ago,a most evocative atmosphere,you can feel the monks leaning over codexes and miniatures.In summer the light filters thru greeny window panes creating mysterious reflections.If you are a culture vulture this is a rare gem for you

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Clovis, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Great tour and ancient interiors on the guided tour. Ancient texts and history abound, as well as the architecture components throughout the building.That is history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This is where you find history, good books, clever and tasty design together. The neighborhood behind the library is a place to explore, too.

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Abbots Langley, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Its a Library, probably the oldest in the world, and therefore full of old books, very interesting, if you like old books and old libraries!!!!

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