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Biblioteca delle Oblate

Via dell'Oriuolo, 24, 50122, Florence, Italy
+39 055 261 6512
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Terrace cafe

We went here as we read about the terrace in a Marco Polo guide book. There was a great exhibition... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
PrincessChrissie
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Brough, United Kingdom
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Get away from the crowds

Some parts of the library were closed but we weren’t there for the books anyway. On the top floor... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2018
Agamashs
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Via dell'Oriuolo, 24, 50122, Florence, Italy
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here as we read about the terrace in a Marco Polo guide book. There was a great exhibition of skulls and bones and early man. The terrace cafe.... disappointing... the cafe drinks was limited... no alcohol (unlike others I've visited.. Prague) and it...More

Thank PrincessChrissie
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Some parts of the library were closed but we weren’t there for the books anyway. On the top floor you can access a beautiful outside study area with views over the Duomo. This is perfect for a busy crowded day. You can catch your breath,...More

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Reviewed 4 October 2017

Nothing special at all. When I am told of a library in Florence worth going to I imagine some sort of amazing large library with dark bookcases and amazing little nooks to study. Instead, you get a strange courtyard with beggars in front, a completely...More

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Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

As a tourist in Florence, this place is a welcome break from the main tourist sites. It has a great library for children, especially young children, complete with good children's (and adults') toilets. Obviously the books are in Italian, but that's not really a problem...More

1  Thank McQQQQ
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Reviewed 28 May 2017

Go to the top floor of the Library and there are tables on a terrace that have a perfect view of the great Duomo of Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral. If you need a few minutes to get away from the tourists and crowds, go...More

Thank Anthony C
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Reviewed 14 May 2017

A little bit expensive if you want to eat and drink, but I think this comes with the view. I was here after a conference and the view and the experience was great. Maybe next time I will come and use the library and enjoy...More

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Reviewed 22 April 2017

Just far enough from the crowds to be quiet but close enough to see the Duomo from a very different perspective - as well as the rooftops of Florence! This is an amazing library, full of local personality and students working. The building and gardens...More

Thank krezie23
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Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Interesting place, on the top floor there's a coffee place. You can seat outside and enjoy your beverage and magnificent view on the Florence cathedral.

Thank Ewa P
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Head to the library, go to the level where the cafe is grab an espresso and get the best view of the Duomo!

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Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

With its high ceilings, green carpet and a beautiful view of the city, biblioteca oblate is a student favourite. I love to spend my whole day here, sketching and working on my laptop. There's free wifi, a great cafeteria and friendly staff! I prefer oblate...More

Thank Ritu C
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