Biblioteca Malatestiana

Biblioteca Malatestiana, Cesena: Hours, Address, Biblioteca Malatestiana Reviews: 5/5

Biblioteca Malatestiana
5
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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viaggioSensoriale
Cesena, Italy1,210 contributions
Mar 2020 • Solo
In this sad period ravaged by the coronavirus, I am closed in the house but if I go out to my balcony I cannot avoid thinking that a few hundred meters from me there is this magnificent library, built in the mid-1400s by an incredibly enlightened man . Novello Malatesta built the first library open to all, so for the first time in history culture knowledge was available to everyone and not only to religious or the wealthy. Entering the library rooms you are enveloped in an incredible magic the books tell a story of a literally enchanted place, the Reading Room is positioned in a way that the light is always regular for reading and the temperature both in winter and summer is almost always constant. Extraordinary are the Miniati codes and the huge "choirs".
The diffusion of knowledge and culture for all helps to face periods of great difficulty for all humanity in a more conscious way.
A praise goes to the volunteers and guides who guide visitors in a very professional way through the library rooms
We will be able to overcome this virus all together and we will return to have the joy of also physically experiencing these beauties
Written March 15, 2020
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Bellarte
Brussels, Belgium40 contributions
Dec 2019 • Friends
Incredibile. Bellissima.
Da vedere assolutamente! We really loved this restaurant. All the dishes take you right away to Napoli.
Written December 16, 2019
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Carver1410
Keerbergen, Belgium30 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
Beautiful bibliotheca from the 15th century. Well preserved! We were blown away to see this masterpiece
Written July 16, 2019
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Jennifer H
Washington DC, DC34 contributions
Nov 2018 • Business
My husband and I visited La Biblioteca Malatestiana and we were amazed by its pristine beauty. There are several tours offered throughout the day (20-30 minutes long) and there are English/German translation headsets that are offered as part of your tour entrance fee. The tour is worth your time, as you are amazed by the solemnity of this place. Definitely a worthwhile visit!
Written November 16, 2018
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Alan R
Nashville, TN69 contributions
May 2018
Biblioteca Malatestiana is within a few walking blocks of the Piazza del Popolo and the Masini Fountain, located in the center of the old town of Cesena. We were told this is a public library, but we toured it as a museum.

The library was built in the 15th century and has collected a huge number of books through the centuries. We were told the building has 400,000 books! We didn't see all of them, but it's a large building, so we didn't argue with the guide!

The building is quite ornate and the main feature is the reading room. The reading room appears more like a sanctuary than a public library study room. Rows and rows of desk-like seats on two sides of the room with a large aisle down the middle. The only way to see the Reading Room is by purchasing a tour of the building.
Written August 7, 2018
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Loredana S
5 contributions
Jul 2018
If you travel through the area, it's definitely worth a visit: you will find some of the world most treasured old books and maps, and also very knowledgeable and friendly guides.
Written August 7, 2018
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Adrienn T
68 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
If you will have a trip near to Cesena, visit it.
It is a really nice place.
We enjoyed our time there.
Written July 23, 2018
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Gianni N
Geneva, Switzerland169 contributions
Apr 2018 • Family
We are always fashinated by the monastry silence which preserved the books written in latin, greek and hebrew and only few in italian and attached to the tables with chains.
Then there is the mistery of the motto affixed at the entrance by Malatatesta Novello "Elephas indus, culices no timet "
Absolute must seen in Cesena and Romagna.
Gianni & Bea Novelli, Geneva Switzerland
Written April 27, 2018
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Małgosia G
Warsaw, Poland10 contributions
Dec 2017 • Solo
Great place with amazing archives and very helpful people. Beautiful building and interiors. Must see in Cesena
Written December 15, 2017
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Aussies11
Montelparo, Italy4,555 contributions
Sep 2017 • Couples
We have been living close to Cesena for the last 4 months and having been to many other top places such as Ravenna, Cervia, the hills of the Rubicone (Longiano), Ferrara, Bologna, we nearly missed seeing this great work of "art" and history within the world of the books, or earlier, the manuscripts. Firstly in architectural terms the actual library hall has a very harmonious design and it has been carefully preserved. It was not ravaged by the French invasions/troops, or by the Romans, or anyone or anything such as earthquakes. The guided tour starts with the tour guide opening the carved walnut wooden doors with two separate keys, and once the doors are opened your eyes see a marvellous library hall, all intact as it was back in 1454. Apparently the window frames and glass windows were replaced in 1925. This is one of the first "public" libraries and hence did not belong to a religious order as such although it was originally conceived by the Franciscan monks whose convent was on part of the site. The project was then taken over by Novello Malatesta (the ruler of Cesena) who gifted it to the community. It was inaugurated on 15 August 1454. We felt privileged to be part of the guided tour. The gentleman concerned gave an excellent description of how life was at the time, the vision of Malatesta, importance of the latin language, the manuscripts that are chained to the desks, their content and general history of the library. You do realise why UNESCO made awarded this library "memory of the world" status. Lastly, there is a great collection of vintage postcards, posters, booklets and menus from many Italian cities and villages in one of the other display rooms.
Written September 23, 2017
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