Biblioteca Planettiana

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This is a historical library, of which there are many in Italy and in the world. What makes this one special is the guided tour, given by Signor Giancarlo, and which will allow you to be as close to a 15th Century book as an amateur could be. I love the smell of old books and this library has 150.000 volumes. The collection includes some in parchment and in the very first papers manufactured in the area, a good number of incunabula and manuscripts. the collection came from several sources, like the donations of the family Pianetti that gave the name to the library. The area had 4 convents and when these disappeared, the books were transferred to this community library as well. With incredible care and gloves, the tour transports you along 500 years of the history of books. One of the them was particularly interesting, because it contained a chain. It was the 15th Century city regulations, which was displayed in a public place for everyone to consult but chained to a fixed place so users couldn't take it away. It is marked by its many users, including the dirt of their fingers. This library is a hidden jewel - for the guided tour you need to go to the tourist info office of Jesi and find out...
Written July 28, 2015
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