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Biblioteca Salaborsa

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Salaborsa is the Bologna city multimedia and general information library, which every day provides users of all ages with books, newspapers, magazines, videos, cds, data banks, along with cabled and and wi-fi internet connections. Access to the...more
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Piazza del Nettuno 3, 40124 Bologna, Italy
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All reviews glass floor roman ruins public library stock exchange great library archaeological site current building meeting space nice interior beautiful building step back in time worth a visit free entrance piazza maggiore the main square foundation donation
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Takes a bit of finding so follow the students going into the library on the side of the Neptune Fountain Go through the glass doors and you will come to an enclosed square with an amazing roof but it’s the glass in the floor where...More

Thank Denise L
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is always so refreshing to find an attendant/custodian who goes just that little bit further in introducing a place, especially to foreigners. The lady on duty was terrific and passed on several very interesting details.

Thank ClassicalBoy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you visiting Piazza Del Neuttuno make sure to visit the library. It's free, very interesting as well as beautiful.

Thank Alec D
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

The library is more than just a library it has underneath an archeological excavation which you can visit giving a small donation. It has Wi-Fi and comfortable armchairs. You can charge your phone, access the internet, relax a bit and drink a coffee. It also...More

Thank uiarahp
Reviewed 31 August 2018

Worth visiting for the archaeological site beneath the library floor. The site contains ancient waterways, wells and paths as old as two thousand years. Entry is free (though donations accepted). Worth a visit.

Thank Malekei L
Reviewed 21 July 2018

The architecture and style of the library really wowed us. The people are very friendly, you can also find a small coffee shop at the lower level and the ancient Roman ruins through a glass floor.

Thank Madeline_K
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

This library ranks high on my unofficial list of libraries I’ve visited because it strikes a really good balance between old and new. It’s a very old building with a storied tradition and place in Bolognese life, but the stacks are new, collections are extensive,...More

Thank AlexB10499
Reviewed 14 July 2018

It is at the main square, so just enter this building to admire its magnificent architecture. You could buy a book, too.

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Reviewed 18 June 2018

Architecture and interior design is impressive, there is glass floor showing Roman ruins beneath and you can also go downstairs to see it directly. Entrance is free, you can have a little rest on fancy chairs or read a press. There is coffee shop inside...More

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Reviewed 13 May 2018

Some time ago the stock exchange was housed here, now the building has been transformed into a public library. The entrance is free

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