Libraries in Florence

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Libraries in Florence

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  • pldj m
    164 contributions
    It is different with other churches. It is a historic library. This Library will be closed in lunch time. Go to take look at the stairs was designed by Michelangelo.
    Written October 25, 2020
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  • Yenguccia
    Florence, Italy415 contributions
    This place is a hidden treasure! We always love reading and browsing the books!
    The staffs are friendly
    Written June 8, 2019
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  • BillUsma74
    Canton, GA336 contributions
    Michelangelo’s David is here. You can walk all the way around him and see the slingshot thrown over his shoulder, the pin in his right hand where his right arm was repaired centuries ago and 5 partial Michelangelo statures unfinished, that show he felt the form was contained in the marble. No plaster models for him. One even shows the rough work with chisel and pick marks.
    Written October 17, 2019
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  • silverbrook
    London, Canada4,881 contributions
    The Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale or National Central Library of Florence is just that - a library. To enter during most hours you have to have a specific card that I expect only residents of Florence can apply for and obtain. For a couple of hours on Saturdays you may be able to book a tour, but it may be in mostly Italian depending on who the guide is. At one time, the library held a copy of every book published in Tuscany, but a flood in 1966 damaged approximately 1/3 of the library's collection. Many of these works were saved by the "Mud Angels" a team of volunteers that worked tirelessly to clean and dry all of the damaged works. It is the largest library in Italy and one of the most important in Europe and located along the banks of the Arno river. Unfortunately since we visited during a weekday, we were not able to enter and had to admire the exterior of the building rather than marvel at the works inside.
    Written February 1, 2020
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  • Luna W
    Florence, Italy7 contributions
    The library is located in the centre of the city, so it is convenient to get there. During weekdays, there are many people learning there, but it is quiet. You needn't worrying being bothered. Wifi in the library is very fast and steady. Overall, it is a goog place to reading and learning.
    Written February 11, 2019
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  • vaninabodurova
    3 contributions
    A place where British class and attitude meet American talent of organisation with Italian warmth and hospitality.
    Human touch and knowledge in the beautiful and multidimensional capital of Art. Thank you for this unforgettable experience!
    Written October 17, 2018
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  • Freda J
    Vancouver, Canada21 contributions
    As an earlier reviewer said, this library takes effort to get into - in fact, it may be impossible if you don't speak Italian. Which we don't. When we showed up, the security guards just shook their heads at us and waved us away. Luckily for us, there was an Italian fellow outside the door, having a cigarette, and he asked us what we wanted. When we told him we wanted to see the library, he took us back in, spoke to the guards at length, and the next thing we knew, we were being issued guest passes. Thank you to our guardian angel. :) The library really is beautiful, of great interest to researchers and historians, I'm sure. I'm so glad we were able to see it. Good luck to all who try.
    Written November 16, 2015
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  • Gianmarco Maioli
    Florence, Italy2 contributions
    The library is well organised, especially during these days (review written during COVID-19 2nd wave). Personnel are usually helpful and efficient, might find them a little passive-aggressive at first, but it’s likely to be caused by the many newcomers that they face. Air conditioning on during summer and late spring.

    Overall, it’s a good pick for students and readers.

    La biblioteca è ben organizzata, soprattutto in questi giorni (review scritta durante la seconda ondata di Covid 19).
    Il personale è d’aiuto ed efficiente, a volte sembra un po’ aggressivo a primo acchito, ma è probabile che sia causata dal ripetuto incontro con nuovi arrivati.
    Aria condizionata accesa in estate e tarda primavera.
    In generale, una buona scelta per studenti e lettori.
    Written August 13, 2020
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