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Biblioteca Salaborsa

Piazza del Nettuno 3, 40124 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 219 4400
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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 library is free. To take advantage of certain services it is necessary to register and show the membership card.
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Piazza del Nettuno 3, 40124 Bologna, Italy
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"glass floor"
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"roman ruins"
in 14 reviews
"public library"
in 17 reviews
"stock exchange"
in 10 reviews
"great library"
in 3 reviews
"current building"
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"meeting space"
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"nice interior"
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"main hall"
in 3 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 7 reviews
"definitely worth the visit"
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"step back in time"
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"free entry"
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"neptune statue"
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"piazza maggiore"
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"excavations"
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"foundation"
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

Thank Ogi0
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Next to the statue of Neptune is this big library. When entering it is like a town square and the levels facing towards this inner square. A lot of seats for people to read. No noise at all. Downstairs is the archeological site, free to...More

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Reviewed 28 April 2018

Is incredible how a place can influence your soul. this is indeed the the case of Sala Borsa place where old and new are mixed. Young and less young students are there. A big collection of dvd and blu ray are on the second floor...More

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Reviewed 23 April 2018

Architecture was amazing - lots of history - easy walking, very friendly people. Short walk to beautiful street market with fresh produce and great cheese and cooked meet shops - restaurants

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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

I went there to see the nice interior as instructed by the guide-leaflet. It is really nice inside and supposedly one can get a glimpse of some old building structures through the glass floor panels. Sadly, due to the heavy scratching of the glass, it...More

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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Nice architecture, caffe and wifi. You can see the remains of ancient Roman Bologna through the glass floor. If you want to go downstairs and see the ruins you have to pay extra. I bought Bologna Welcome Card for 30 EUR and was sure that...More

Thank Mike W
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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

A rebuilt library houses an ancient view of a Roman theatre. Unfortunately there is no public access to the ruins after the earthquake in 2012.

Thank Jonathan P
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Reviewed 16 January 2018

Whole building near the Neptune’s fountain is an interesting place. Façade is memorial place for the fallen anti-fascists. After the entrance (free) is a huge hall, a kind of a social place for people from Bologna and for visitors. There are several smaller reading halls...More

Thank Miha P
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

When you first walk in it seems nothing more than a quirky public library but then you realise the floor is glass and below you are ruins of previous buildings and to make things better you can visit the ruins on a series of gangways...More

Thank Lloyd F
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Reviewed 3 December 2017

The central municipal library opened in 2001 is housed within the Palazzo d'Accursio, the ancient and historical seat of the city government as well as the former stock exchange. No cost to go in so worth popping in to see the lovely public space. A...More

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