Libraries in Milan

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Libraries in Milan

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  • Francesco Z
    Latina, Italy1,230 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What amazing place. Plenty of values and arts. It has been filled of many thing. What historical and architecture place. I was lucky to have a really nice guide for a private event and it was amazing
    Written December 13, 2023
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  • bmac645
    London, UK174 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful little find after hunting around for the entrance. Although it’s not properly open unless for events, you can still see it from the entrance hallway. It’s stunning.
    Written October 22, 2019
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  • TootingMike
    London, UK388 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Impressive library with thousands of very old leather bound books and beautiful domed and frescoed ceilings. A relaxing place to study or to while away a few hours with a Kindle

    Written October 6, 2013
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  • notjustshoes
    Milan42 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    My first comment is that the staff is really very helpful! I cannot find fault with any of them. The library has an INCREDIBLE amount of books and documents available to consult free of charge. However, there are two things that I find really irritating. One is that this library is in Corso Di Porta Vittoria - slap bang in the middle of town, situated in an old building - however, apart from the facade and the internal garden - which is on the main road - as soon as you walk into the library you wonder what happened to the old building, It's all very run down and ugly and sort of thrown together, absolutely not what you would expect from a library in this location. We went in May and although the temperatures were way higher than what you would normally expect for the season, the one place that should have been cool and comfortable (the reading room- where people were genuinely studying) was sweltering! I cannot say if they have air-conditioning or not, but I certainly hope so because in July it would be unbearable. The second thing that bothered me was the fact that there are so many people "scrounging" the free wi-fi! Now, I don't mean to sound horrible, but it is a library after all, yet the amount of people using the space in the seating areas and chairs and tables placed around the rooms, for Facebook/Youtube and other social networks really surprised me. Why do I complain, you may ask yourself? I'm asking myself that same question, but to me it just seemed really wrong to to be there just to take advantage of the free internet service.
    Written June 18, 2018
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  • jeremy48
    Brisbane, Australia437 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Steeped in history we loved this place as it also had an exhibition of Leonardo pinnotecca. Beautiful works of art and sculptures.
    Written September 22, 2015
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  • GAN L
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia10,670 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Seated in Sempione Park, the building was built in the early 1950s. The roof is a continuous concrete slab that rests only on twelve points arranged along the arc of the circle ; and the remaining part of the perimeter , which opens to the park, is free and has a rhythmic repetition of aluminum doors and windows on the facade. This gives the impression that the library is a space open , transparent, with its ability to work for the community and people can find the place whenever needed .
    Written February 23, 2020
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  • Kai
    Singapore206 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    You need a valid student ID card to enter the indoor premises of the library. If not, you can just mingle outside the library. There's a canteen below the library too!
    Written May 3, 2017
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  • Marco B
    Hellertown, PA201 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a popular spot with the Milanese crowd and for researchers. The café ordering process was just too long, not enough staff on board, patience and time are a must, even in fast paced Milan.
    Written January 30, 2018
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  • Alessandro F
    Milan, Italy31,789 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Inside the beautiful palace of Senato there’s the important historical archive that’s the peripheral body of the Ministry of Culture
    Written March 26, 2023
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  • Eva L
    Berlin, Germany5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful store for stationary, handmade in Italy and at a great price. We shopped for Christmas gifts and hope they will be a great hit back home.
    Written October 25, 2020
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  • Alessandro F
    Milan, Italy31,789 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Originally the building was a church in honour of St. Theresa and St. Joseph, it was part of a complex built in the 17th century for the Barefooted Carmelites.
    It has a Greek cross plan.
    After the dispossesion in 1782, the building suffered from numerous structural changes, as it was devoted to different uses: tobacco manufacture, military quarters, mint, cooperative store and worker's club.
    In the middle nineties was acquired by the Commune of Milan and restored.
    Finally, in june 2003 was opened as Braidense and Media National Library.
    Written August 23, 2019
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